Expected goals model Argentina

For the last couple of months I have been (slowly) working on an expected goals model for the Argentine league and I am very happy to finally present a first version here. I will explain the basics of the model here and I will also try to show some of the underlying numbers, something I haven’t seen so much in posts from others.

For the ones that want to skip this blog and just see the results: click here.

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The top 10 of Sub-23 players of the Copa Libertadores 2014

San Lorenzo is the new champion of South America. Beating Nacional from Paraguay in the final (2-1 aggregate), the club from Buenos Aires won the cup for the first time in its history and became the winner of the 55th edition (4 less than the European Champions League) of the world’s second (?) most important Club Tournament.

And with the 2014 Copa Libertadores have come to end, it is time to make a list of the 10 hottest prospects of the tournament. The list is primarily based on performance data of all sub-23 players of the tournament. The performance index as used on PasionLibertadores.com (http://bit.ly/1oI1sEg) was used a a base to recognize top performers.

All players featured in the list were 22 years old or younger when the Copa Libertadores 2014 started:

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