9 tactical trends from the weekend's football that you may have missed
Each week we ask you to share what you've noticed on Stats Zone and here we highlight the best findings. Tweet us your #tacticaltrends using Stats Zone to help showcase what's important in the football world right now.
Which players have hit form? Which teams are dominating and what's the secret to their success? Where are all Messi and Ronaldo's assists coming from? We aim to answer all that and a whole lot more.
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1. Morata key against Bologna
— Adam Digby (@Adz77) October 5, 2015
2. Ronaldo's shooting goes awry
Meanwhile, Twitter user Pocong Real Madrid snapped Cristiano Ronaldo's poor display of shooting in the Madrid derby at the weekend...
— Pocong Real Madrid (@PocongRMCF) October 4, 2015
3. Messi outshines Ronaldo
And FourFourTwo writer Thore Haugstad was quick to point out how Messi had proved more decisive than Ronaldo on the Argentine's last visit to the Vicente Calderon.
— Thore Haugstad (@Haugstad1006) October 4, 2015
4. Modric impresses
Staying with the Real Madrid theme, Twitter user @AvilaLuiss pointed out Luka Modric's impressive passing stats from the weekend (96% accuracy against Atlético)...
— Luis Alfredo Avila N (@AvilaLuiss) October 4, 2015
5. Sakho keeps possession
Mamadou Sakho passed well during the Merseyside derby, too, only misplacing one pass...
— Glen OConnell (@glenoco) October 4, 2015
6. Coquelin commands the midfield
A good defensive display from Francis Coquelin was noticed by Steven Groves...
— Steven Groves (@stevegroves1979) October 4, 2015
7. Arsenal efficient
Stats Zone creator Colm McMullan even joined in, showing how Arsenal had been efficient: scoring three times from only 42 completed passes in the final third of the pitch...
— Colm McMullan (@tiki_taka_co) October 4, 2015
8. United shut down
But Alex Riehl demonstrated how United weren't creating anything...
— Alex Riehl (@Alex_Riehl) October 4, 2015
9. Milner ineffective
And finally Nish was frustrated with Liverpool's captain for the day, James Milner...
— Nish (@NishVeer11) October 4, 2015