Lionel Messi Can’t Be Stopped!

Lionel Messi is a genius, you can’t stop him. Or can you? 1. One more time: Lionel Messi. 1.1 Digital love. One may wonder why write yet another piece about …

One may wonder why write yet another piece about Lionel Messi. Well, first because thanks to Statsbomb his entire La Liga career is freely available in one single dataset.

To this day, it’s the only complete dataset on a single player (considering players reaching the end of their careers).

Second, because I’m convinced we don’t know everything about Messi. A lot has already been written about him: scoring skills, play-maker, extensive comparaison with C. Ronaldo, etc. Maybe you already read that Messi is impossible, or that he walks better than most players run.

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