Paris Saint-Germain is the team that has made the most passes (738) and with the greatest effectiveness (92.2%) during each of their matches at the start of the current season, according to a report published this Monday by the Football Observatory of the International Center for Sports Studies (CIES) and the sports performance analysis company InStat.
In the item number of passes Shakhtar Donetsk (730), Celtic FC (708), Manchester City (703) and Ajax (699) make up the rest of the ‘top 5’, while in the percentage of successful passes Lazio appears in second place with the same 92.2% of PSG, and repeat the Ukrainian club with 90.6%, those of Glasgow with 90.3% and the ‘Citizens ‘with 90.1% in the group of the best five.
Greater number of passes
Sevilla with 670 passes and an 89.4% success rate is the best of the Spanish representatives in both lists in which it is ranked seventh. Barcelona is thirteenth in the ranking of number of passes with 643, while the Real Betis is ninth with 88.9% and Real Sociedad B is eleventh with 88.8% in the effectiveness ranking.
The Shakhtar Donetsk, second in the Ukrainian Premier League and Real Madrid’s rival in group D of the Champions League, is the team that makes the most passes in the opposite field with 67.6% of the total, followed by City of Guardiola with 60.0% and Ajax of Erik ten Hag with 57.2%.