MN: Milan can be encouraged by leading individual and collective stats – the data

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will resume their Serie A season on Monday night when they host Bologna and will hope to keep building on what was a strong March.

Football Analyst – the SkySport24 program that tells football through numbers – reports (via MilanNews) reported that Milan are the Serie A team that produces more shots starting from a recovery of the ball high up the pitch, which is essentially an indicator of how effective a team are at pressing.

Then there are some individuals that are showing themselves to be among the best in their position perhaps across Europe. Mike Maignan is first in relation to xGOT in Italy, which is the “expected goals on target” (the value that a shot is given after it has been taken and that only an intervention by the goalkeeper can deny the goal) and goals conceded (+5.4).

To further explain, xGOT build on the original xG model by crediting on-target shots based on a combination of their underlying chance quality (xG) and the quality of their execution, as per StatsPerform.

It is built on historical on-target shots and includes the original xG of the shot but also the goalmouth location where the shot ended up. It gives more credit to shots that end up in the corners compared with shots that go straight down the middle of the goal.

Meanwhile, Rafael Leao is also coming into his own this season and the Portuguese winger is first for dribbles attempted and completed in Serie A for the 2021-22 campaign so far.

Then, there is the age of this squad. Among the leaders of the ‘top five’ leagues in Europe – which is Italy Germany, Spain, England and Spain – Milan are the team with the lowest average age at 26.4 years. Bayern Munich are at 27.4, Manchester City 27.6, PSG 28.4 and Real Madrid 28.5.

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    1. and Giroud ,lol , they are by far the youngest, Elliott Management did noy get into owning a soccer club because they want to win a Scudetto, they got into it to make money, here lies and will lie the problem in the future

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