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Superliga 2018/19 Review: San Martín de Tucumán

Superliga 18/19 RecordWon 4, Drawn 11, Lost 10 (23 points)Superliga 18/19 Position26thRelegation Average0.920 (23 points/25 matches)Relegation Position26th (Relegated)Copa de la Superliga ResultLost in First Round to Unión (4-1 agg)Goals Scored25 (12 open, 10 set-piece, 3 penalty)Goals Allowed37 (27 open, 4 set-piece, 6 penalty)Leading Goal ScorersClaudio Bieler, Lucas Acevedo, Luciano Pons, Alberto Costa (4 goals)Leading xGClaudio […]

Racing Club: Champions on the Field and in the Data

Racing Club are the new champions of the Argentine Superliga, and have returned to the summit after winning the Primera División four years ago. Like outgoing champions Boca Juniors, Racing were never headed in the league table after the very early rounds. Unlike Boca, they faced a challenger who applied increasing amounts of pressure until […]

Goalkeepers of Superliga Argentina 2018/19: Andrada and Aguerre thrive in new environments

As Superliga Argentina returns to competition from its summer break, who were — statistically — the best goalkeepers in terms of actual and expected saves and goals allowed? For this analysis I consider all goalkeepers who appeared in a minimum of 630 minutes in the league, or seven full matches. Goalkeepers in general play a […]

Analyzing the goalkeepers of Copa Libertadores 2018: Brazilian over-30s lead the way

The recently concluded 2018 Copa Libertadores saw a pair of Argentine goalkeepers in the media spotlight: River Plate’s Franco Armani and Boca Juniors’ Agustín Rossi. Both ‘keepers made their share of howlers and brilliant saves during the tournament, but they weren’t dominant figures of the competition. The expected goalkeeping statistics provides some support for this […]