UEFA Champions League Stats: How many attacks did Liverpool create against Milan?

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Liverpool came from behind in the second half to win a 3-2 thriller over Milan in the UEFA Champions League Group B. Liverpool took an early lead through an own goal and missed a penalty after that. Milan were 2-1 ahead in the first half but lost the match in the second half.

We’ve broken down all the key stats for you to digest, including;

* shot maps

* xT (expected threat)

* pass networks

* xG timelines

* defensive duels

* average positions and much more!

We also try to answer some questions for you with the visuals;

How many attacks were created by Liverpool? Which Milan player had the highest xG rate?

To navigate the stats gallery simply click on the numbers to move through the pages.

At the end of the gallery, you’ll be able to download the full PDF stats report.

Divock Origi was a surprise starter for Jurgen Klopp’s team with Jota playing on the left instead of Mane. Gomez started at the back with Matip, Van Dijk was rested.

Both the fullbacks are known for their ability to attack and are observed playing a high line. Mane replaced Origi in the closing minutes of the match and was playing in the number nine position.

Ante Rebic lead the Milan line-up and the team played a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Rebic and Leao were playing on the left side. Both players have a similar average position with Diaz playing as the most central attacking player.

Liverpool had more possession of the ball and the team created a lot of attacks. Almost 30% of the 47 positional attacks ended with a shot attempted towards the target. The xG was on the higher side for both the teams, but Liverpool had more xG than Milan.

Mo Salah xG rate was around 1.52 and more than anyone in the match. His team attempted 22 shots and Salah took five shots out of them. The Egyptian saw his penalty saved in the first half.

Liverpool attempts were mostly from the left side and centre of the goal. The team managed to score one goal from the 6-yard box and the other from outside the box.

Milan players also took their shots from inside the box and only one attempt was made from outside. One goal was scored from inside the 6-yard box and the other from inside the box and towards the left side.

The xT timeline graph shows a high graph after the first half. The expected goal timeline shows us the shots attempted and more shots were attempted after the start of the second half. Milan were unable to score a goal in the second half.

Robertson, Trent and Gomez were frequent passers of the ball and these three players attempted 226 passes in total. Salah and Trent shared 14 passes on the right.

Kessie and Milan defence attempted the most passes for the team. Kjaer was the recipient of 38 passes.

Crosses were supplied by Liverpool players at a high rate. Trent attempted seven crosses and his opposite side full-back Robertson attempted five crosses. Salah, Henderson and both the fullbacks attempted 27 passes into the opposition 18-yard box.

Milan full-backs also gave an attacking strength to the team. Most of the crosses were attempted from the left side from Rafael Leao, Theo and Rebic.

The creative zones were very wide for Liverpool and less creativity was shown in the 12-yard area. Salah and Trent partnership causes a lot of trouble to the opposition from the right.

Jordan Henderson and Fabinho created the highest xT from passes for the home team. Both the players are usually involved in the Liverpool attack and cause trouble to the opposition with passes and long-range efforts.

Milan focus was on attacking from the left and the team has not focused on creating a lot of chances from the right.

Rafael Leao is the only Milan player who created a threat with dribbling. His other teammates were more effective with their passing.

The defensive duels win rate is high in midfield. Origi also made some contributions and won 80% of his duels. Trent was unable to win most of his defensive duels.

Joel Matip’s tall figure helped him to win 75% of the aerial duels he contested in the match. Goalkeeper Alisson also registered an aerial duel win to his name.

The loose ball duels were contested less in number, with Fabinho winning all of his duels.

Tomori had a great winning percentage than his teammates in the match. The ex-Chelsea defender won around 85% of his duels.

Milan lost more than 50% of their aerial duels. Theo and Kjaer won five duels on the left side of defence.

The loose balls duels win rate is more than 70% for the away team.

If you want to download the stats report in PDF format you can do so here: UEFA Champions League 2021/22 Stats: Liverpool vs Milan

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