Weekly Football Statistics #009

While Gonzalo Higuaín and Romelu Lukaku continuing their splendid goal scoring form, Bayern Munich’s undefeated run of Bundesliga games, Liverpool’s winning streak of games and Jamie Vardy’s consecutive goal scoring streak came to an end. Jan Oblak’s brilliant goal keeping skills has helped Atlético Madrid to leapfrog Real Madrid in the La Liga table. These events along with many more made the last week’s footballing action around the world enthralling.

Following are the list of Football Statistics around the footballing world last week from 30-Nov-2015 to 06-Dec-2015:

Gonzalo Higuaín on a fine goal scoring form: Napoli’s 18 game unbeaten run and 5 game winning run were broken by a 3-2 away loss to Bologna. The ex-Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuaín has scored 16 goals in Napoli’s last 19 games enjoying a very good form. He also leads the Italian Serie A goal scoring charts with 14 goals in 15 games.

Napoli - Gonzalo Higuain
Napoli – Gonzalo Higuain

He is also in the joint 4th position for the race to win European Golden Shoe alongside Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, Jamie Vardy from Leicester City, Neymar Jr from Barcelona and Tomas Radzinevičius from Suduva.

6 game winning streak of Atlético Madrid: Atlético Madrid is on a brilliant form by being undefeated for 12 games and consecutively winning 6 games. This form has helped them to leapfrog Real Madrid to stand in second position in La Liga, advance to UEFA Champions League round of 16 and win the first leg of Copa del Rey round of 32.

Atlético Madrid - Jan Oblak
Atlético Madrid – Jan Oblak

A lot of credit goes to their defenders and their spectacular Slovenian goal keeper Jan Oblak who has kept 13 clean sheets in 19 games. He also leads the race for the Zamora trophy conceding just 6 goals in 14 la liga games. Antoine Griezmann has also scored 5 goals in the last 6 games.

All good things come to an end: Last week, Bayern Munich’s undefeated run of 14 Bundesliga games is put to an end as they lost away to Borussia Mönchengladbach by 3-1. We also saw the end of Leicester City Jamie Vardy’s sensational run of 11 consecutive goal scoring games.  Though Leicester City won the game against Swansea 3-0, thanks to the hat trick from Riyad Mahrez.

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool’s run of 5 consecutive wins has also come to an end with a 2-0 away loss to Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. This is Liverpool’s second loss (after 1-2 home loss to Crystal Palace) and second game without a goal (after the first game under Jürgen Klopp – 0-0 draw against Tottenham Hotspur) under Jürgen Klopp.

Romelu Lukaku on the fly: In the last 6 games for Everton, Romelu Lukaku has scored in every game adding up to 7 goals. Everton also remains undefeated in these 6 games. This has put him in the second place in the race for Premier League Golden Boot. He has 11 goals with Jamie Vardy leading with 14 goals and Riyad Mahrez following with 10 goals.

Everton - Romelu Lukaku
Everton – Romelu Lukaku

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