Champions League Data

Another great Tableau visualisation, this time on this year’s Champions League stats so far: You may need to brush-up on your Spanish skills but thanks to Google Translate, the stand-out stats for me are:

  • Luiz Adriano is spoliling the annual Ronaldo/Messi show with 9 goals in the competition. Of course, the Real Madrid and Barcelona players can still add to their totals, whereas Shaktar Donetsk were eliminated in the Quarter Finals after a hammering from Bayern.
  • The Pep Effect – Bayern Munich lead the way in terms of Goals, Possession, and Pass Completion.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has taken the most shots. Shock.
  • Until their capitulation in the Quarter Final second-leg, Porto were the last unbeaten team in the competition.
  • A striker leads the way in metres covered – Edinson Cavani of PSG.
  • With a pass-completion rate of 92%, Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus is the competitions most accurate passer. Solid.
  • Cesc Fabregas is the King of the Assist, even in Europe.
  • Bayer Leverkusen are by far the dirtiest team in the Champions League.
  • Eden Hazard spends most of his time on a football pitch getting kicked.

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