ANALYSE THIS: Data Report – Brazil v Colombia

FOOTBALL - Each matchday during this World Cup, we will publish data reports on the teams playing in the fixtures that day, highlighting the most important characteristics of those teams from the World Cup data that we have been collecting since the World Cup began on June 12. Here is today’s second Data Report on the match between Brazil and Colombia.

Attacking

  • James Rodríguez (COL) is the World Cup’s top scorer with five goals
  • With two assists to add to his five goals, Rodríguez also has the most scoring influences (goals and assists).
  • Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (COL) is the World Cup’s top assist provider with four.
  • James Rodríguez (COL) has scored with one in three of his 15 shots, the best scoring rate of the players with at least 15 shots.
  • James Rodríguez (COL) has put seven of his shots on target with five ending up as goals, a conversion rate of over 71% for shots on target, the best amongst the top scorers.
  • Neymar (BRA) has put 62.5% of his shots on target at this World Cup, making him the most accurate shooter of all players with at least 15 shots.
  • Colombia are one of only two quarter-finalists – Costa Rica are the other – to have had less than 50 shots at this World Cup.
  • One in four of Colombia’s goal attempts end up in the net which is the best ratio of any team at the World Cup.

 

Defending

  • Colombia have conceded the most shots of all quarter-finalists (66) but only 3% have resulted in goals, the lowest percentage of all 32 World Cup teams.
  • Only 22% of shots against Brazil have been on target, the lowest percentage at this World Cup.
  • David Ospina (COL) has made 16 saves at the World Cup, the most by a goalkeeper from one of the quarter-finalists.
  • Julio Cesar (BRA) has made just six saves in 390 minutes of football at this World Cup, the lowest saves per 90 minutes ratio of any keeper to play at least three matches.
  • Brazil’s players have been given eight yellow cards, the joint most at this World Cup amongst the 32 participants. The only other team left in the competition with eight yellows is Costa Rica.

 

Passing

  • Brazil are only the fifth most frequent passers of the eight quarter-finalists but still attempt around 100 more passes per match than Colombia.
  • The Colombians are the most direct of the quarter-finalists with only around 400 passes per match, only just over half that of ‘pass masters’ Germany.
  • Colombia’s completed pass percentage of 72.6% is also the lowest amongst the eight teams to reach this stage.

Set-pieces

  • Colombia have scored twice from a corner at this World Cup. Of the eight teams who have survived to this stage of the World Cup, four have scored at least twice from corners; France (3), Germany (3), Colombia (2) and the Netherlands (2).
  • Colombia have been awarded just 14 corners, the lowest of the eight quarter-finalists but their conversion rate of 14% (2 goals) is the best at this World Cup from corners.
  • Amongst the quarter-finalists, Colombia have conceded the most corners (23).
  • Neither Brazil nor Colombia have conceded a goal from a set-piece at this World Cup. Two other quarter-finalists are also yet to concede a goal from a set-piece in the tournament.
  • Like all of the other six quarter-finalists, Brazil and Colombia are yet to concede a goal from a corner at this World Cup.

 

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