Although the batteries at Red Bull Salzburg were not fully full, the Bundesliga table reflects a superiority, which is unknowing in Europe. 39 points from 16 games, twelve points ahead of the second, most goals getting at least — already a quick look at the table gives information about how big the lead is on the rest of the home twelve leagues. That this superiority is due to the largest budget and thus the most expensive and most valuable players, every football fan knows. But how does this advantage be held on the field? There are two interesting studies of the Lies, the Center International d’Étude Du Sport, based in Neuchâtel, information.
The ball rolls for the Salzburg
The Lies most recently examined the ball circulation of 654 teams in 40 different countries worldwide and saw Red Bull Salzburg in the top field. 10.9 kilometers, the ball puts back in an average Salzburg game on the pass. This makes the Jaissle-eleven place 16 in this ranking. Number one is not the former Wiki Take World Champion FC Barcelona, but Celtic Glasgow. Under the Australian Postecoglou reach the Hoops a ball circulation of 12.8 kilometers per game, already followed by Rapids Europa-League opponents Dynamo Zagreb and Ajax Amsterdam (11.8 each). The Bavaria enter four place with 11.7 kilometers.
And because Rapid has already been mentioned: The Hütteldorfer lie with 9.0 km in Austria — the table accordingly — on a midfield place. The Salzburger the closest comes the SG Tirol with 10.0 km. A confirmation of the work of Thomas Sullenberger and for it that it was not an empty talk when you followed his team despite two-table table sphere. At the end of the pass table, at 7.5 km, little surprisingly stands the SV Raid, which deliberately renounced a high passenger culture at least under Andreas Hera.
Well maintained Sullenberger football
In direct correlation to the ball circulation is of course the pass frequency. Also, there Celtic is ahead with 735 passes per game of the entire competition, Guardiola Manchester City (692) and the Brazilians of Akhtar Donetsk (681) come closest to the Scots. RB Salzburg is not so far from 575.5 passes, but in Austria it is again only the SG Tyrol, which still comes to more than 500 passes per game (504.5), tied light is in this rating AUSTRIA Klagenfurt With 355.9, just behind the SV Raid with 368.3.
The pa cult troop is also that is not long with well-groomed short pass play, but with wide balls searches the rapid path into the attack zone. On average, the pass length of the Klagenfurt is 22 meters, the bulls have almost the nose in front of the last with 19 meters at 18.9 meters. Internationals are back Akhtar and — at Messi and Neymar no wonder — Paris Saint-Germain to find at the top (15.7 m). Kick and Rush is still on the British island at home: Livingston comes to an average pass length of 24.4 meters, Birmingham City to 23.4 and Mother well to 23.2.
Salzburg also in the sprint front
The national competition similar to superior as in the ball circulation is Red Bull Salzburg when it comes to the highest sprint distances that are covered per game. As a sprint, the LIES counts runs that are covered at a pace of at least seven meters per second (25.2 km / h). Players of the FC Leeds of Guardiola Model Marcelo Bails can refer to the international top value of 2.23 kilometers per game. In second place the Young Boys Bern episodes. The two-kilometers mark will only exceed four teams in Europe. At 1.68 km, Red Bull Salzburg has a slight distance to the absolute top, the league average overlooks 1.38 km but still clearly. At the SV Raid, it is only 1.09 km. The sprinted league is surprisingly none of the top 5 leagues, but the Swiss Super League with 1.70 km, only then follows Spain’s La League with 1.68 km and England Premier League with 1.65. With 1.47 km, the German Bundesliga is just higher than the Austrian.
In view of the last figures, it may not be so wrong if Austria’s clubs look at the next coach search once in Switzerland, as the German sports directors make more and more often.