Key statistic highlights how Leao remains Milan’s attacking metronome

By Oliver Fisher -

It goes without saying that Rafael Leao is the main attacking threat for AC Milan, but when his end product is questioned there are other numbers that show how crucial he is.

Radio Rossonera write how a key statistic regarding Leao and his importance for Milan was revealed by DATA Foot. The source, specialised in data analysis in the world of football, have published a ranking of the best players for big opportunities created from passes.

In this sense, the Rossoneri’s number 10 is one of the best in Europe. DATA Foot published an interesting ranking on their X account regarding players in the ‘top five’ European leagues in terms of chances created from passes.

Rafael Leao is in sixth place overall. The Portuguese international has already amassed a total of 17 this season, at an average of 0.69 per game. On the first step of the podium is Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, followed by Franck Honorat (Borussia Mönchengladbach) and Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo).

It is worth pointing out that the pass that creates a scoring opportunity that does not necessarily turn into an assist, but rather puts another player in with a great chance to score. Thus, it is not too far from Expected Assists.

Milan may well struggle to retain Leao’s services during the summer transfer window, with a number of the big names around Europe having been linked.

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1 Comment

  1. He is a fast player, and to better make us of his capabilities he needs the team to play faster. That is the point of having fast players.

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