Champions League 2018-19In the Champions League 8 minutes are played more than in LaLiga
ORnUEFA study on the real time in the Champions has deepened in the actions in which more time is lost: faults are, by far, the actions that most interrupt the game.
The data of all the matches of the last four editions of the Champions League indicate thatan average of 61 minutes and 6 seconds has been playedin front of33 minutes and 41 seconds the ball was not in play, so each game lasted for an average of 94 minutes and 47 seconds with added time.
Of those almost 34 minutes of game interrupted, the balance was as follows:tall(8:51), bythrow-ins(7:02),by door kicks(5:46), by itselfas of corner(3:57) and bysubstitutions(2:57)
UEFA's Director of Arbitration, Roberto Rosetti, said in a meeting with journalists in Madrid that they have a report in whichthe VAR means on average only 35 seconds of interrupted gameand if the VAR is accompanied by an action with review that timeincreases to 68 seconds, reason why they consider that "a minute and a half approximately is very little and it helps a lot to the soccer, although we want to work in reducing it".
The Champions isthe competition in which more minutes are played(61 minutes and 6 seconds), well ahead of the five major leagues, whose average is around 55 minutes according to data collected by the statistical company InStat until December 2018 this season.
From the analysis of these data, it can be deduced thatLaLiga is one of the big five in which less effective minutes are played. The average is 53.5 minutes, while in the Bundesliga, the competition in which more time is played, reaches 55.7. Between the German and the Spanish is the Italian league, the English and the French, in this order.
By teams the ranking is headed by Manchester City.The team that trains Pep Guardiola has the game the ball an average of 39 minutes per game, the highest ratio in the five major leagues. The English team is followed by Bayern Munich, Chelsea,Barça,Real Madrid, Juventus andBetis. The green and white set occupies theeighth position of 98 teams. Among the teams that have less time in play are Cardiff City, with 19.2 minutes and Getafe, penultimate with 20.7 minutes.
The possibility thatthe football is played at a stopped clock as it happens with basketball or footballThe International Football Association Board (IFAB) put it on the table in 2017, proposing that football matches last 60 minutes of effective time. At the moment, it is still in the study phase, but the debate is on the street to end in a radical way with the deliberate losses of time that occur in any football game and that force the referees to decide how much is added in each party.
The FIFA regulations stipulate that you can recover lost time in the case of substitutions, injury evaluations, evacuation of injured players, loss of time or any other circumstance.