- 1. Borussia Dortmund vs Málaga
|While Málaga creating less chances in the first leg, they managed to create them in more dangerous areas.|
|The pressure exerted by Málaga's forwards kept Gündogan from being as decisive as he had been in the first leg.|
|Borussia Dortmund's final push meant they managed to get the same number of chances as the first leg.|
|Oddly enough, Málaga actually made less interceptions than in the first leg,|
undoubtedly due to their forwards' impressive work rate.
Notice how the Spaniards made a lot less interceptions in the centre-back area.
- 2. Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain
|Barcelona's passing in their attacking third before and after Messi coming on.|
|Barcelona's chances before and after Messi coming on. Not a huge difference in numbers.|
|Barcelona's interceptions before and after Messi coming on. |
Oddly enough, this was the area where Barcelona improved most dramatically.
|Ibrahimovic put in a circumspect yet decisive all-round display against his former employers.|
|A comparison between the overall contribution provided by Verratti (first leg) and Beckham (second leg).|
The Italian midfielder was instrumental for Paris Saint-Germain's solid display.
|Chances created throughout both legs. Paris Saint-Germain actually managed to look more dangerous in Camp Nou,|
with several chances created down the middle.
- 3. Bayern Munich vs Juventus
|In an unexpectedly one-sided contest, Bayern were far superior to Juventus, |
which translated in their almost identical number of shots home and away (albeit more dangerous in the first leg).
|Bayern were even more proactive and successful as far as their defensive approach was concerned.|
Once again, notice far up many of their interceptions took place, preventing Juventus from threatening their back line.
- 4. Galatasaray vs Real Madrid
|Facing an uphill battle, Galatasaray chose to take the game to Real Madrid, despite their early goal.|
In the second leg, Galatasaray defended higher up the field, as it's easily noticeable in the first chalkboard.
|Real Madrid's three-goal cushion, in turn, allowed them to work less hard defensively further upfield.|