Monday, January 27, 2020, 18h47

The lords of the rankings


In addition to the goals (by Rafa and Vinicius), there were many other important moments in Benfica's 17th victory in 18 rounds of the Liga NOS.

Benfica clinched at Estádio Capital do Móvel, against Paços de Ferreira the 18th consecutive away win in the Liga NOS, always under Bruno LageRafa e Vinícius scored the goals, but the are other relevant numbers that are worth mentioning.

On the pitch there were names that stood out for their individual performance and who occupy the highest place on the podium in statistics, especially in interceptions, long passes, ball recoveries and successful dribbles, according to the statistical websites Wyscout, Sofascore and Playmakerstats.


Caption: Successful dribbles

Another aspect of the game in which Benfica stood out was in the interceptions. Collectively, the Clube da Luz made 52 ball interceptions, against 42 of their opponents, according to Wyscout.


Caption: Interceptions


Caption: Long passes


Caption: Ball recoveries.

The 51 points of the leader Benfica (17 triumphs in 18 rounds played) in the 2019/20 Liga NOS are the second-best in Portugal, only overcome by Benfica from… 1972/73.

Text: Marco Rebelo

Photos: João Paulo Trindade / SL Benfica

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