Title-winning statistics: Shakhtar in the UPL

Saturday, August 1, 2020

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We conclude the summing up of the UPL 2019/20 with a number of interesting statistical figures

Shakhtar scored the most goals (80 goals, Dynamo netted 65) and conceded the least goals (26, Zorya conceded 29). Andriy Pyatov kept 11 clean sheets in 23 appearances, Anatolii Trubin secured 3 clean sheets in 7 apps, Oleksii Shevchenko had 1 clean sheet in 2 apps.

Ball control

The Orange-and-Blacks enjoyed the biggest possession percentage in the league - an average of 63.6% of the match time. Zorya had 60.3%, Dynamo - 56.5%. According to Wyscout, Shakhtar players made 19,761 passes in the recent league season, which is 4.5 thousand more than the silver medalists did. The Miners have also been unmatched in terms of accuracy - 89.7%. On average, 67.38 of their passes reached the final third of the field. The list of the top UPL assist providers features Taison (7 assists) and Junior Moraes (6).

Shots

Shakhtar made 448 attempts (13.28 on average in 90 minutes). Moraes made 54 efforts, Konoplyanka and Tete made 52 attempts each, Taison - 46, Marlos - 43. In terms of the shots on target, the champions have the best result in the league - 43.5%. We want to mention that the Miners struck 156 times from outside the penalty area - as many as 8 teams tried to hit the target from a long range more often. Also, the Orange-and-Blacks rarely completed their attacks with header strikes (40 times).

Dribbling

Tete finished atop the UPL dribblers rankings. The Brazilian boasts 147 dribbles, Konoplyanka has 132. And per 90 minutes, the top three dribblers are as follows: Konoplyanka (9.32), Solomon (8.69), Tete (8). Overall, Shakhtar players made 1,175 dribbles, 947 touches in the penalty area, and earned 5.81 corners on average. All those are the top figures in the league.

Defending

The main pairing of Shakhtar central defenders finished the league campaign with the greatest number of successful tackles: Sergii Kryvtsov - 70.83%, Mykola Matviienko - 70.71%. The laterals Dodo and Ismaily have similar results - 70.23% and 69.29%. The best interceptions figure on the team belongs to Matviienko - 120.