Exploring elite soccer teams’ performances during different match-status periods of close matches’ comebacks

Gomez, Miguel-Angel, Reus, Marc, Parmar, Nimai ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5540-123X and Travassos, Bruno (2020) Exploring elite soccer teams’ performances during different match-status periods of close matches’ comebacks. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 132 , 109566. pp. 1-5. ISSN 0960-0779 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1016/j.chaos.2019.109566)

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to examine winning and losing teams’ performances during the four different match-status periods that occur in close soccer matches’ comebacks (1° drawing; 2° winning/losing; 3° drawing; and 4° losing/winning). The variables (i.e., shots, passing effectiveness and ball possession) were gathered from 17 matches of the Spanish professional soccer league. Relative-phase analysis of ball possession between teams revealed a shift from anti-phase to in-phase relations from period 1 to 4. Pass efficacy revealed a particular trend of anti-phase relations in period 2 and the analysis of shots revealed similar phase relations between periods. Statistically significant differences were observed between winning and losing teams in Period 3 for ball possession and passing effectiveness. Also, statistically significant differences among periods were observed for winning teams in ball possession with period 4 as the most differentiated from the other periods. Besides, winning teams also showed significant differences between periods in passing effectiveness (period 4 vs 3), and in shots (period 3 vs periods 1, 2 and 4). On the other hand, ball possession showed significant differences for losing teams with periods 3 and 4 different than periods 1 and 2. The current findings can be used when controlling match-status scenarios and key performance indicators along the match.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute
A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Performance Analysis at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 28686
Notes on copyright: © 2020. This author's accepted manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Depositing User: Nimai Parmar
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 08:46
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 04:28
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/28686

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