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Bayer Leverkusen's Simon Rolfes on the new Bundesliga Match Facts that highlight football's data revolution

"It was not by luck that we scouted him and he is very fast," says Simon Rolfes. "We search for players who are very fast. Data is a key part of that nowadays." Bayer Leverkusen's sporting director is discussing the signing of Moussa Diaby from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019. The French winger already has 12 goals and seven assists in the Bundesliga this season, helping Leverkusen up to third in the table.
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Bundesliga Match Facts to quantify pressing, explains Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes

Analysis within football clubs and the media has undergone a seismic shift in recent years. What began with assists, chances created and dribbling statistics has evolved into a mainstream discussion of expected goals. But analysis of pressing, such an important aspect of the game, had long been difficult to quantify, particularly for the wider public. Until now.
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