A win! I didn’t get to see the game because I’m in Copenhagen/Sweden for the weekend, so other things got in the way. I’m hearing mixed reactions on how the game went. From Juve’s side of reactions, I’ve read that it was the best game we’ve played this season.
From Milan’s side of things, and what the numbers are saying, that’s a different story. From what I heard from Milan fans was that Juve only had two weak chances and scored them both, and that Milan generally dominated the game and were unlucky not to get a result. Obviously I had to take that with a grain of salt, but when I took to twitter to find the advanced stats, they pretty much exactly confirmed that.
Juve only had three shots from inside the box, all of which were right at the top. The imperfect, but likely not crazy odds of us winning based on the simulation of our shots had us winning at 11%. That doesn’t scream dominant victory to me.
So, in addition to voting on the players, if you thought we actually played well and the numbers are lying, I’d like you to tell me why. If you think these numbers don’t accurately portray what happened, I’d like to know how.
Onto the voting. The rules of this are simple --- upvote those who you thought had a good game, don't vote on those who you thought were neutral, and downvote those who you thought had a poor game. There will be a follow-up article for the results in the coming days.
Please remember that you're not required, nor recommended to vote for every player. Neutral players shouldn't get a vote. Enjoy, and feel free to share your picks and justifications in the comments. Also, if you didn’t watch the match, please refrain from voting. Let’s try to get some good results.
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