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Soccer Way
Qarabag 0 Atletico Madrid 0: Simeone´s side in trouble after shock draw claiming he was shoved by recovering defender Ansi Agolli as a frustrating even
Soccer Way / Posted an hour ago
claiming he was shoved by recovering defender Ansi Agolli as a frustrating evening for the visitors drew to a close. Key Opta stats: - With only two points from the first three games, this is Atletico Madrid’s second worst start to a Champions... Read more
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birminghammail
THIS could be the reason for Wolves' success this seasonmaking over 100 extra passes per game in comparison to last season, stats have
birminghammail / Posted 9 hours ago
making over 100 extra passes per game in comparison to last season, stats have revealed. Information collected from Opta stats have revealed Nuno Espírito Santo's Wolves are making 486 passes per game on average since his arrival, a huge... Read more
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Soccer Way
Maribor 0 Liverpool 7: Salah and Firmino doubles inspire rampant Reds got in on the act in stoppage time with a deflected shot to round off a memorab
Soccer Way / Posted 22 hours ago
got in on the act in stoppage time with a deflected shot to round off a memorable night for Klopp's side. Key Opta stats: - This win was the biggest margin of victory for an English club away from home in the European Cup/Champions... Read more
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Soccer Way
Manchester City 2 Napoli 1: Guardiola´s men see off Serie A leaders despite second-half scare more daunting now than it did at half-time, even if they need only a point in I
Soccer Way / Posted 22 hours ago
more daunting now than it did at half-time, even if they need only a point in Italy to secure their progression. Key Opta stats: - In all competitions, Manchester City have now recorded 10 consecutive victories; equalling their previous best... Read more
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soccernews
Robben set for landmark as Barca´s Valverde welcomes former side - Champions League in Opta numbersin a crunch clash as Antonio Conte’s men aim to build on their fine European fo
soccernews / Posted yesterday
in a crunch clash as Antonio Conte’s men aim to build on their fine European form after domestic struggles. Here is your Opta numbers guide to Wednesday’s matches. CSKA Moscow v Basel 30 – CSKA have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 30... Read more
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Soccer Way
Robben set for landmark as Barca´s Valverde welcomes former side - Champions League in Opta numbers Robben set for landmark as Barca´s Valverde welcomes former side - Champions Le
Soccer Way / Posted yesterday
Robben set for landmark as Barca´s Valverde welcomes former side - Champions League in Opta numbers Wednesday's Champions League action sees last season's finalists Juventus bid to improve their chances of reaching the last 16, along with Paris... Read more
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metro
Why Antonio Conte would be making a big mistake by offloading Michy Batshuayiand shot type, but can also include the type of assist (though-ball or cross?),
metro / Posted yesterday
and shot type, but can also include the type of assist (though-ball or cross?), the speed of the attack and other factors. Opta, for example, have analysed over 300,000 shots to work out the likelihood of a chance being scored.Expected Goals... Read more
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Soccer Way
Manchester City v Napoli: The numbers behind Europe´s most lethal attacks and how are they taking opponents apart with such apparent ease? Ahead of a mou
Soccer Way / Posted yesterday
and how are they taking opponents apart with such apparent ease? Ahead of a mouth-watering clash, we looked at some Opta data to find out. Majestic Mertens leads the way Napoli's Belgium forward Dries Mertens is the top league goalscorer... Read more
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soccernews
Manchester City v Napoli: The numbers behind Europe´s most lethal attacksand how are they taking opponents apart with such apparent ease? Ahead of a mou
soccernews / Posted yesterday
and how are they taking opponents apart with such apparent ease? Ahead of a mouth-watering clash, we looked at some Opta data to find out. Majestic Mertens leads the way Napoli’s Belgium forward Dries Mertens is the top league goalscorer... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Why fans should be excited by Man City vs Napolialso had plenty of shots. City have had 155 attempts on goal in the league thi
Manchester Evening News / Posted yesterday
also had plenty of shots. City have had 155 attempts on goal in the league this season according to figures taken from Opta. Only Liverpool have had more in England with 156. Napoli have also had 155 shots on goal in the league, by far and... Read more
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Soccer Way
Leicester City 1 West Brom 1: Mahrez cancels out Chadli magic but Leicester's late pressure could not yield a winner, meaning their wait for
Soccer Way / Posted yesterday
but Leicester's late pressure could not yield a winner, meaning their wait for a home victory over West Brom goes on. Key Opta stats: - Leicester have enjoyed just one win in their last 11 top-flight games, drawing four and losing six. - West... Read more
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Goal.com
Leicester City FC v West Bromwich Albion FC Match Report, , Premier Leaguein his last 11 Premier League appearances, since netting against Watford back i
Goal.com / Posted yesterday
in his last 11 Premier League appearances, since netting against Watford back in May. Overdue. pic.twitter.com/kds0jTsUmo — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 16, 2017These teams had managed only three wins between them in the league this season before... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Premier League Table: 2017 Standings, Week 9 Fixtures After Week 8 Resultsmiss in the 80th minute, tucking away confidently in the box after a knockdown
Bleacher Report / Posted yesterday
miss in the 80th minute, tucking away confidently in the box after a knockdown from substitute Islam Slimani. As noted by Opta, it was Mahrez's first Premier League goal since May: 11 - Riyad Mahrez scored his first goal in his last 11 Premier... Read more
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HITC Sport
£12m double swoop missed opportunity for Leeds United, but still viableon Jay-Roy Grot and Pawel Cibicki, forwards who are yet to score or start for t
HITC Sport / Posted 2 days ago
on Jay-Roy Grot and Pawel Cibicki, forwards who are yet to score or start for the club in the Championship. According to Opta powered website whoscored.com, Flint and Bryan are among the best six rated players in the Championship this... Read more
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soccernews
Manchester ready for goal rush as Spurs visit fortress Bernabeu - Champions League in Opta numbersLiverpool and Borussia Dortmund are among the teams looking for their first Eur
soccernews / Posted 2 days ago
Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are among the teams looking for their first European wins this season. Here is your Opta numbers guide to Tuesday’s matches. Spartak Moscow v Sevilla 25 – Spartak have lost 25 of their previous 37 Champions... Read more
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Soccer Way
Manchester ready for goal rush as Spurs visit fortress Bernabeu - Champions League in Opta numbers Manchester ready for goal rush as Spurs visit fortress Bernabeu - Champions Lea
Soccer Way / Posted 2 days ago
Manchester ready for goal rush as Spurs visit fortress Bernabeu - Champions League in Opta numbers The Champions League group stages reaches its halfway point this week with the Premier League leaders hosting the top dogs in Italy. Napoli's trip to... Read more
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Harrow Times
Clinical, hard-working Watford defy statistics with fantastic startothers in general, but there is a greater point to be made. That point stands
Harrow Times / Posted 2 days ago
others in general, but there is a greater point to be made. That point stands for the Hornets' defence, too. According to Opta, Silva's side are yet to concede a goal from a 'defensive error' (not including zonal marking from corners,... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Man Utd can take unlikely Champions League positive from tactics vs Liverpoolcertain: his passing was missed. United had just 35% possession at Anfield las
Manchester Evening News / Posted 2 days ago
certain: his passing was missed. United had just 35% possession at Anfield last season - a record low for the club since Opta started measuring the data - and that total only increased by 3% on Saturday. Their retention of the ball might not... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Latest Rumours on Mesut Ozil and Phil Jonesdue to his languid playing style and often indifferent body language, yet the s
Bleacher Report / Posted 2 days ago
due to his languid playing style and often indifferent body language, yet the statistics show he has plenty to offer, per Opta: 42 - Since his @premierleague debut, Mesut Ozil has provided more assists (42) and created more chances (407) than any... Read more
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Bleacher Report
La Liga Table 2017 Week 8: Standings and Final Scores After Sunday26-year-old has been crucial for Villarreal this season, and has now scored his
Bleacher Report / Posted 2 days ago
26-year-old has been crucial for Villarreal this season, and has now scored his seven of his side's 11 La Liga goals, per Opta: The explosive midfielder has a keen eye for goal and is red-hot form right now, scoring two early goals that looked to... Read more
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The World Game
Gabbiadini nets double as Southampton hold Newcastlegoal from a corner but Steven Davis was there to clear the danger and ensure So
The World Game / Posted 2 days ago
goal from a corner but Steven Davis was there to clear the danger and ensure Southampton a share of the points. Key Opta stats:- Southampton have only lost one of their last 24 home league matches against Newcastle (W16 D7). - Perez ended a... Read more
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The World Game
Ryan saves Brighton in Premier League draw with Evertonthey secured a point, as the keeper made a fine double save to prevent Mirallas
The World Game / Posted 2 days ago
they secured a point, as the keeper made a fine double save to prevent Mirallas grabbing a winner in stoppage-time. Key Opta stats:- Wayne Rooney has now scored against 36 of the 39 different clubs he’s faced in the Premier League – only Frank... Read more
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soccernews
Southampton 2 Newcastle United 2: Gabbiadini brace denies Magpiesgoal from a corner but Steven Davis was there to clear the danger and ensure So
soccernews / Posted 3 days ago
goal from a corner but Steven Davis was there to clear the danger and ensure Southampton a share of the points. Key Opta stats: – Southampton have only lost one of their last 24 home league matches against Newcastle (W16 D7). – Perez ended... Read more
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Soccer Way
Southampton 2 Newcastle United 2: Gabbiadini brace denies Magpies goal from a corner but Steven Davis was there to clear the danger and ensure So
Soccer Way / Posted 3 days ago
goal from a corner but Steven Davis was there to clear the danger and ensure Southampton a share of the points. Key Opta stats: - Southampton have only lost one of their last 24 home league matches against Newcastle (W16 D7). - Perez ended... Read more
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Goal.com
Southampton FC v Newcastle United FC Match Report, , Premier Leaguegoal from a corner but Steven Davis was there to clear the danger and ensure So
Goal.com / Posted 3 days ago
goal from a corner but Steven Davis was there to clear the danger and ensure Southampton a share of the points. Key Opta stats: - Southampton have only lost one of their last 24 home league matches against Newcastle (W16 D7). - Perez ended... Read more
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Soccer Way
Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Everton 1: Late Rooney penalty fails to paper over visitors´ woeful show ensuring they secured a point, as the goalkeeper made a brilliant double save t
Soccer Way / Posted 3 days ago
ensuring they secured a point, as the goalkeeper made a brilliant double save to deny Kevin Mirallas in stoppage time. Key Opta stats - Wayne Rooney has now scored against 36 of the 39 different clubs he’s faced in the Premier League – only Frank... Read more
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soccernews
Is Lionel Messi the most unlucky player in Europe?more often than any other player in the top five European leagues this season.
soccernews / Posted 3 days ago
more often than any other player in the top five European leagues this season. Misfortune. pic.twitter.com/8SAvg7tfOw Opta statistics show no player in LaLiga, the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A or Ligue 1 has hit the woodwork as many... Read more
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The World Game
Unlucky Mooy's assist helps Swansea see off Huddersfieldday. After a tough start on their own patch, Paul Clement's squad can bask in t
The World Game / Posted 3 days ago
day. After a tough start on their own patch, Paul Clement's squad can bask in the comfort of a home win at last. Key Opta stats:- Swansea have enjoyed consecutive league wins over Huddersfield for the first time since August 1993, and after... Read more
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Soccer Way
Is Lionel Messi the most unlucky player in Europe? time he had hit either the post or crossbar since the start of 2017-18, in what
Soccer Way / Posted 3 days ago
time he had hit either the post or crossbar since the start of 2017-18, in what was only his eighth top-flight appearance. Opta statistics show no player in LaLiga, the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A or Ligue 1 has hit the woodwork as many... Read more
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Soccer Way
Atletico Madrid 1 Barcelona 1: Suarez denies Simeone´s men late on take all three points with another free-kick, but his firm drive was gathered b
Soccer Way / Posted 3 days ago
take all three points with another free-kick, but his firm drive was gathered by Oblak as the full-time whistle blew. Key Opta stats: - There were 18 passes in the build-up for Saul Niguez's goal, the most before a goal vs Barca in La Liga since... Read more
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The World Game
Heynckes celebrates successful homecoming as Bayern cruiseturned provider, pulling a clever pass across the face for Kimmich to delightfu
The World Game / Posted 3 days ago
turned provider, pulling a clever pass across the face for Kimmich to delightfully backheel in at point-blank range. Key Opta stats:- Jupp Heynckes became the third oldest coach in Bundesliga history (72 years, 158 days). Only Fred Schulz in 1978... Read more
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The World Game
Meunier heroics put Ligue 1 leaders PSG six points clearwhich only just crossed the line as the visitors' chances of regaining their Li
The World Game / Posted 3 days ago
which only just crossed the line as the visitors' chances of regaining their Ligue 1 crown were further strengthened. Key Opta stats:- PSG have won all five of their Ligue 1 encounters with Dijon: 2-0 on 23 October 2011, 2-1 on 11 March 2012, 3-0... Read more
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soccernews
Watford 2 Arsenal 1: Plucky Hornets rally to sting Gunners with late winnerrescue again when Cleverley arrived at the perfect time to slam home a dramatic
soccernews / Posted 3 days ago
rescue again when Cleverley arrived at the perfect time to slam home a dramatic winner three minutes into added time. Key Opta stats: – Watford have 15 points already this season, their best tally after eight top-flight games since 1982-83, when... Read more
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soccernews
Juventus 1 Lazio 2: Immobile condemns champions to rare home defeatthe table with Juventus, who now look on anxiously as Napoli look to extend the
soccernews / Posted 3 days ago
the table with Juventus, who now look on anxiously as Napoli look to extend their advantage at the top against Roma. Key Opta stats: – 783 days have passed since Juventus’ previous defeat at home in all competitions (Aug 23rd 2015 v Udinese):... Read more
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soccernews
Borussia Dortmund 2 RB Leipzig 3: Two penalties, two reds in five-goal thrilleras Gulacsi decisively denied Aubameyang in stoppage time and Andriy Yarmolenko
soccernews / Posted 3 days ago
as Gulacsi decisively denied Aubameyang in stoppage time and Andriy Yarmolenko sent the rebound over a gaping target. Key Opta stats: – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 15 goals in 12 competitive matches in 2017-18 – no other player in the... Read more
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soccernews
How Zidane´s first 100 Madrid games stack up v Ancelotti & Mourinhofirst 100 games stack up against those of predecessors Jose Mourinho and Carlo
soccernews / Posted 3 days ago
first 100 games stack up against those of predecessors Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti? We investigate with the help of Opta data. Games won: Zidane 75, Ancelotti 78, Mourinho 77 Despite the incredible success in his tenure so far, Zidane... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Barcelona Score Late Goal to Secure 1-1 La Liga Draw vs. Atletico Madridonto his right foot in an inside-left position before curling a low shot past t
Bleacher Report / Posted 3 days ago
onto his right foot in an inside-left position before curling a low shot past the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner. Opta highlighted the quality of Atletico's passing in the build-up to the opener: 18 - There were 18 passes in the build-up... Read more
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The World Game
Returning Zaha helps bottom side Palace stun Chelseatried to backheel out of danger against Charly Musonda, but thankfully for a ra
The World Game / Posted 3 days ago
tried to backheel out of danger against Charly Musonda, but thankfully for a raucous home crowd Fabregas drilled wide. Key Opta stats: - Palace’s 11th-minute goal meant they ended a run of 640 minutes without scoring from the start of the season.... Read more
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The World Game
No more 'Wembley wobbles' as Tottenham beat Bournemouthhowever, with Begovic producing a strong stop from Eriksen's drive and then wat
The World Game / Posted 3 days ago
however, with Begovic producing a strong stop from Eriksen's drive and then watching Alli's stooping header wide. Key Opta stats: - Bournemouth directed just one shot on target in the game, something they last managed in a Premier League match... Read more
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Soccer Way
Watford 2 Arsenal 1: Plucky Hornets rally to sting Gunners with late winner rescue again when Cleverley arrived at the perfect time to slam home a dramatic
Soccer Way / Posted 4 days ago
rescue again when Cleverley arrived at the perfect time to slam home a dramatic winner three minutes into added time. Key Opta stats: - Watford have 15 points already this season, their best tally after eight top-flight games since 1982-83, when... Read more
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Soccer Way
How Zidane´s first 100 Madrid games stack up v Ancelotti & Mourinho first 100 games stack up against those of predecessors Jose Mourinho and Carlo
Soccer Way / Posted 4 days ago
first 100 games stack up against those of predecessors Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti? We investigate with the help of Opta data. Games won: Zidane 75, Ancelotti 78, Mourinho 77 Despite the incredible success in his tenure so far, Zidane... Read more
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Soccer Way
Borussia Dortmund 2 RB Leipzig 3: Two penalties, two reds in five-goal thriller as Gulacsi decisively denied Aubameyang in stoppage time and Andriy Yarmolenko
Soccer Way / Posted 4 days ago
as Gulacsi decisively denied Aubameyang in stoppage time and Andriy Yarmolenko sent the rebound over a gaping target. Key Opta stats: - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 15 goals in 12 competitive matches in 2017-18 – no other player in the... Read more
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soccernews
Getafe 1 Real Madrid 2: Ronaldo atones for astonishing miss with first LaLiga goalthough, as Ronaldo returned to his usual form with a reminder of his finishing
soccernews / Posted 4 days ago
though, as Ronaldo returned to his usual form with a reminder of his finishing prowess to secure maximum points. Key Opta stats: – Real Madrid have won their last 13 LaLiga games away from home – a LaLiga record. – Zinedine Zidane reached... Read more
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Soccer Way
Juventus 1 Lazio 2: Immobile condemns champions to rare home defeat the table with Juventus, who now look on anxiously as Napoli look to extend the
Soccer Way / Posted 4 days ago
the table with Juventus, who now look on anxiously as Napoli look to extend their advantage at the top against Roma. Key Opta stats: - 783 days have passed since Juventus’ previous defeat at home in all competitions (Aug 23rd 2015 v Udinese):... Read more
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Goal.com
Juventus FC v SS Lazio Match Report, , Serie Ascored 15 goals this season in all club comps - currently the best tally for a
Goal.com / Posted 4 days ago
scored 15 goals this season in all club comps - currently the best tally for a player of the top-5 Euro leagues. Bomber — OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) October 14, 2017 Allegri called for Dybala as Juve's attempts to get back into the game came to... Read more
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Soccer Way
Bayern Munich 5 Freiburg 0: Heynckes celebrates successful homecoming turned provider, pulling a clever pass across the face for Kimmich to delightfu
Soccer Way / Posted 4 days ago
turned provider, pulling a clever pass across the face for Kimmich to delightfully backheel in at point-blank range. Key Opta Facts: - Jupp Heynckes became the third oldest coach in Bundesliga history (72 years, 158 days). Only Fred Schulz in... Read more
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Soccer Way
Swansea City 2 Huddersfield Town 0: Abraham at the double as Swans glide to first home win day. After a tough start on their own patch, Paul Clement's squad can bask in t
Soccer Way / Posted 4 days ago
day. After a tough start on their own patch, Paul Clement's squad can bask in the comfort of a home win at last. Key Opta stats: - Swansea have enjoyed consecutive league wins over Huddersfield for the first time since August 1993, and after... Read more
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Soccer Way
Burnley 1 West Ham 1: Late Wood goal salvages point against 10-man Hammers international was perfectly placed to meet Gudmundsson's whipped cross and head
Soccer Way / Posted 4 days ago
international was perfectly placed to meet Gudmundsson's whipped cross and head past Hart for a share of the spoils. Key Opta stats: - Burnley have gone six top-flight games without defeat for the first time since February 1975. - West Ham have... Read more
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Soccer Way
Getafe 1 Real Madrid 2: Ronaldo atones for astonishing miss with first LaLiga goal though, as Ronaldo returned to his usual form with a reminder of his finishing
Soccer Way / Posted 4 days ago
though, as Ronaldo returned to his usual form with a reminder of his finishing prowess to secure maximum points. Key Opta stats: - Real Madrid have won their last 13 LaLiga games away from home - a LaLiga record. - Zinedine Zidane reached... Read more
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Goal.com
Getafe Club de Fútbol v Real Madrid CF Match Report, , Primera DivisiónGuaita. 11 - Cristiano has scored in 11 of his last 12 La Liga games against G
Goal.com / Posted 4 days ago
Guaita. 11 - Cristiano has scored in 11 of his last 12 La Liga games against Getafe, including three hat-tricks. Scorer — OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 14, 2017The win cuts the gap to leaders Barcelona to four points, though Luis Enrique's men... Read more
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