Metric loss

Study finds Milan lead Serie A in key metric that demonstrates their aggressiveness

AC Milan lead Serie A when it comes to a key stat that shows exactly how Stefano Pioli wants his side to play.

Since Pioli’s arrival as head coach, the Rossoneri have gradually become one of the most hardworking and athletic teams in all of Europe, not just in Serie A, with a concrete pressing identity and a constructed attack. around the rapidly advancing ball.

The data provided by Kama.Sport (via Calciomercato.com) reveals that Milan are the team who have recorded the most quick ball recoveries in the opposing half so far this season in Serie A, after losing possession.

Pioli and his team lead the Serie A table with the highest “high re-aggression” index: the average number of balls immediately won in the attacking half of the field – that is, in 5 seconds or 3 opposing passes – is 4.55 per game.

That’s slightly ahead of Inter who are second at 4.48 and third place for Thiago Motta’s Spezia (3.91), with Atalanta fourth at 3.81. Further afield, Juventus, Roma, Lazio and Napoli all average just over 3.

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are placed between 4.4 and 5.4, while Bayern Munich are first at 5.84, and PSG (3.3) are only in 13th place in Ligue 1 .


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