Montpellier 1-2 Arsenal: By the Numbers

Montpellier 1-2 Arsenal: By the Numbers

UEFA stats are weird but all stats tell a story
(All stats via UEFA graphics at half-time and full-time)
3 – Goals scored by both Montpellier and Arsenal in the first half
0 – “Good chances” either team had in the first half
2 – Good chances Montpellier had at full-time
0 – Good chances Arsenal had all game
43 – Percent of possession owned by Montpellier in the first half
51 – Percent of possession owned by Montpellier at full time
121 – Passes completed by Montpellier in the first half
210 – Passes competed by Arsenal in the first half
247 – Passes completed by Montpellier in the second half
165 – Passes completed by Arsenal in the second half
6 – Shots by Montpellier in the first half
4 – Shots on goal by Montpellier in the first half
12 – Shots by Montpellier in the second half
6 – Shots on goal by Montpellier in the second half
5 – Shots by Arsenal in the first half
4 – Shots on goal by Arsenal in the first half
1 – Shots by Arsenal in the second half (on goal)
11.75 – KM covered by Cabella²
11.67 – KM covered by Belhanda
2 – KM covered rolling on the ground in order to draw a foul by Montpellier
11.46 – KM covered by Diaby³
11.22 – KM covered by Arteta
1.6 – KM covered by Diaby as he dribbled past 6 players and set up Cazorla for Arsenal’s only shot of the second half, then ran back to play defense for the next 30 minutes.

Opta stats

7 – Aerial duels won by Olivier Giroud¹
0 – Aerial duels won by Yanga-Mbiwa
3 – Number of aerial duels Yanga-Mbiwa prevented Olivier Giroud from winning by kicking him in the face, chest, and hand from behind
6 – Tackles by Mikel Arteta¹ (co-leader along with Gael Clichy’s Funky Hairdo)
6.6 – Tackles per game averaged by Alex Song in Champions League Group Stage play 2011-2012¹
7 – Interceptions by Jamel Saihi¹
6 – Interceptions by Vermaelen and Gibbs combined³
14 – Clearances by Hilton¹
7 – Clearances by Mertesacker³
5 – Shots by Cabella²
10 – Shots by Christiano Ronaldo¹
4 – Fouls by Belhanda²
1 – Assists by each of Jenkinson and Giroud²
2 – Assists by Angel di Maria¹
1 – Through ball by Olivier Giroud²
2 – Through balls by Angel di Maria¹
3 – Chances created by Jamel Saihi²
10 – Chances created by Angel di Maria¹
100 – Percent of passes (14/14) completed by Camara²
100 – Percent of passes (50/50) completed by Christiano Ronaldo¹
94.9 – Percent of passes (75/79) completed by Mikel Arteta³
3 – Successful dribbles by Diaby²
7 – Successful dribbles by Christiano Ronaldo¹
100 – Percent chance that Jesus Christ has a Ronaldo complex
44 – Shots taken by Gervinho for Arsenal in PL and CL, 2011-2012
4 – Goals scored by Gervinho for Arsenal in 2011-2012
11 – Shots per goal for Gervinho 2011-2012
11 – Shots taken by Gervinho for Arsenal so far in 2012-2013
3 – Goals scored by Gervinho for Arsenal so far in 2012-2013
4.7 – Shots per goal for Podolski in 2011-2012
9 – Shots taken by Podolski for Arsenal so far in 2012-2013
3 – Goals scored by Podolski for Arsenal so far in 2012-2013
100 – Miles per hour that Bouldy claims “in training, right foot or left foot, (Podolski’s) shots fly in at.”

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¹Best in the Champions League in this category
²Lead both teams in this category
³Lead just his team in this category