The object of this article is to analyze all the goals scored during Breda’s Champions Trophy.
I had done a similar post before, from 2014 Men’s World Cup.
Although I’m not a big fan of statistics, sometimes they are really useful either to confirm or to change some impressions we’ve got as coaches.
With objetive raw data we can optimize what and how we do training with our teams in order to achieve better eficciency.
Moreover, I encourage every coach to try and do a similar stats for your team to know it better!
The first stat we’ll see is, regarding the total amount of goals scored, how many came from dynamic plays, how many from penalty corners, and how many from penalty strokes:
Dynamic Play: 41
Penalty Corner: 24
Penalty Stroke: 4
Now we will see this same information but filtered by countries.
From this information, if we compare with the general percentage of the tournament, were almost 60% of the goals were from dynamic plays, Argentina’s case is quite alarming, having only scored 2 field goals (25%). On the other hand, the Australia case, who only scored 2 PCs and 11 FG (85%).
Now, with the same idea as before, we will see the goals against each country.
From this information, we can highlight the Pakistan case; They were the team that got scored the most, 17, but only 2 of those came from PCs, less then 13%.
On the other hand, Belgium was the only team that got scored more from PCs, with a 57%. They received 8 PCs goals, while none of the other countries received more than 4 from this type.
Now we will do a different stat, one I’ve never considered before: When were the goals scored.
Playing quarters makes games easier to spread apart and analyze in phases easier.
Firstly we see a general statistic of all goals and when they were scored. We have split every quarter in three five minutes gaps.
The moment of the game where we can find more goals is in the last 5 minutes. At this time matches usually “break” because there is a team losing that is trying harder to score, taking more risks. Sometimes they score, other times they get scored.
Australia won 3 out of 4 quarters. It is weird not only that they lost the first quarter, but that they got scored 4 goals there.
India had a quite even performance. Of course we can realize that they scored 5 goals in the last quarter, that seems like something to highlight, but we cannot forget that 3 of these were scored against Pakistan who were playing without GK.
Netherlands is an interesting case. They won 3 out of 4 quartes easily, and they didn’t got scored at all in the first half.
On the other hand, their 3rd quarter was really bad, getting scored 4 times and scoring none. Different from India, this is alarming because those 4 goals were scored in 3 different games.
ARG – Minute 34 – PEILLAT Gonzalo – PC 1 – 1
AUS – Minute 30 – HARVIE Jake FG 1-1
AUS – Minute 35 – GOVERS Blake FG 1-2
BEL – Minute 41 – DOHMEN John-John PC 5-1
Argentina, in attack, had a quite even tournament, scoring 2 goals in every quarter.
On the defensive side, we can see a clear problem on the last quarter, when they received 6 goals, same as the other 3 quarters added up.
Belgium’s first half was bad, really bad. They lost 11-2 in total, but we can’t forget that 5 out of these 11 goals were from one match (Netherlands).
Offensively, their 2nd half was really good, scoring 6 and 4 goals.
Pakistan in general got scored a lot. We can find out of the ordinary the 8 goals in the last quarter, but, as we said before, 3 were against India, playing without GK. Anyway, finding 12 goals in this quarter, for and against, is not normal!
Always a useful information to know is where are the team penetrating the circle before scoring a goal.
I expected more from the right side (of the attack) but the stat is quite even.
Now we will see, once insisde the circle, from where the goals were scored.
This information is important because I’ve seen so many times that when we practice shooting we dribble into the circle and shoot on goal, but when we see that stats we find that not too many goals are scored this way.
Most of the goals are always scored inside the 9m small circle, by tipping in or from rebounds..
Finally, we studied with which technique the goals were scored:
Tip in: 14
We also have a small analysis from Penalty Corners.
|Straight Shot||Variation||Tip in||Rebound||Mistake|
To highlight, Gonzalo Peillat, who score 6 goals and was the top scorer, scored in 5 of the 6 zones of the goal.
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