## Lazio 4-0 Torino: Statistical Analysis

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In Matchday 10 of the 2019/20 Serie A, Simone Inzaghi’s **Lazio** defeated Walter Mazzarri’s **Torino** 4-0 at the Stadio Olimpico. Below, a statistical analysis of the game between the Biancocelesti and the Granata.

**Lazio vs Torino: Expected Goals (xG) Step Plot**

The diagram above summarizes every shot taken by Lazio (20 in total, 8 on target) and Torino (9 in total, 2 on target) in the match. Each shot is represented by a step and the height of the step measures the xG outcome of that shot; the higher the step, the more likely that the shot taken should have been converted. A dot with a player’s name represents when a goal was scored; as pictured above, the goalscorers were Francesco Acerbi (25′), Ciro Immobile (33′, 70′), and Andrea Belotti (Own Goal, 90′). The coloured bar in the top left shows the probability of the Lazio winning the match (78%), Torino winning the match (7%), or a draw occurring (15%). Better known as a summary of all simulations, the y-axis represents the cumulative xG – how many goals should be scored – and the x-axis represents time. The Biancocelesti had a cumulative xG of 2.41 and the Viola had a cumulative xG of 0.78.

**Lazio vs Torino****: Outcome Probability Bar Chart**

Each chart in the diagram above is a summary of a 10,000-time simulation of the probability of how many goals Lazio (most likely 2) and Torino (most likely 0) should have scored; the colored bar is the actual number of goals the Biancocelesti (4) and the Viola (0) scored.

**Lazio vs Torino****: Pass Network Plot & Shot Location Plot**

The diagram above firstly shows the pass connection between players, represented by nodes. The size of each node denotes the number of touches each player has while the size and shade of the line between players indicates the frequency of the pass connection. The direction of the connection is not shown. As seen, Lazio’s most active players on the ball were Patric, Luis Alberto, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic; Torino’s most active players on the ball were Armando Izzo, Daniele Baselli, and Diego Laxalt. In addition, the five main connections for Inzaghi’s men were between Acerbi-Patric, Marusic-Milinkovic, Cataldi-Luis Alberto, Luis Alberto-Lulic, and Immobile-Luis Alberto; the five main connections for Mazzarri’s men were between Nkoulou-Lyanco, Izzo-De Silvestri, Baselli-Izzo, Meite-Baselli, and Laxalt-Meite. These aforementioned connections are outlined in light blue (Lazio) and burgundy (Torino). Secondly, this diagram shows the coordinate of where each shot was taken, plotted as dots. The size of the dot shows the xG; the bigger the dot, the higher the chance that the ball should be finding the back of the net. Colored dots represent goals. Overall, Lazio had 535 passes with an 80.7% accuracy rate while Torino had 453 passes with a 78.8% accuracy rate.

This content is part of the collaboration between The Laziali and Cheuk Hei Ho.