Champions League Project: In Game Overall Evaluation – Group Stage Season 2018/19

CLP | Recap Group Stage Report

The UEFA Champions League, Round of 16 is scheduled to begin the upcoming Tuesday (12th of February). Τhe action of the UEFA Champions League is about to return after 2 months of absence, with the best 16 teams that managed to proceed from the Group Stage. In the first round of the knockout phase (Round of 16), each team will play two games with their opponent across two legs on a home-and-away basis, aiming firstly to win a place at the quarterfinals.

Statathlon, during the Group Stage as a part of the CLP Project, created a database and collected any related data from each one of the 96 different Group Stage matches. The collected data, were analyzed and are presented on the following recap report. Thus, the recap report, consists of a full detailed analysis of the 32 teams that participated on the Group Stage of the Champions League 2018/19. The analysis is focused on the 5 main indicators (Goalkeeper Efficiency, Playmaking, Aggressiveness, Attacking Efficiency & Defensive Efficiency) that Statathlon has calculated for each one of the 32 different teams.

For instance, Paris Saint Germain and Manchester City scored 16 goals (2.7 goals per game) having the best Attacking Efficiency rate in the Group Stage. In contrast, Crvena Zvezda conceded 17 goals (2.8 goals per game) having a very low Defensive Efficiency rate in the Group Stage. Moreover, concerning the Aggressiveness, Valencia CF had the highest rate, as it received 20 yellow cards (3.3 yellow cards per game) during the Group Stage.

In the end, some other interesting stats from the Group Stage; Barcelona, Porto, Bayern Munich, Ajax and Lyon were the only teams that finished undefeated in the Group Stage. All of them, managed to proceed to the next round of the Champions League. On the other hand, AEK Athens was the only team that didn’t collect any point in the Group Stage, being together with Monaco (1 collected point) and PSV Eindhoven (2 collected points) the three teams that didn’t shine with their performance during the Group Stage. In order to learn more about each team’s performance during the Group Stage, read the following detailed analysis recap report.

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