Stats Round-up Match Day 15

Here are some of the most impressive and curious numbers of Match Day 15.

119.2 – The number of kilometres run collectively by the Hamburg team in their game at Wolfsburg on Sunday, the furthest of any Bundesliga team on Matchday 15. This pure effort certainly helped the North German side as they had to work hard for what was probably a deserved point.

23 – Although that Hamburg draw was probably deserved, it was certainly a case of missed chances for their hosts Wolfsburg, as the Wolves contrived to score only 1 of their 23 shots against Hamburg. Wolfsburg also had the joint most corners in the Bundesliga on Matchday 15, with a whopping 10, but as was the case for Greuther Fürth, who also forced ten corners, they weren’t able to convert all this pressure into a win.

33 – Schalke put in an incredible 33 crosses against Monchengladbach, but such exciting wing play was not enough to arrest  their poor run of form as they slumped to a home draw.

87% – The percentage of passes Fortuna Düsseldorf completed in Matchday 15, as they romped to a 4-0 win against Frankfurt. Bayern München are usually the pass masters in the Bundesliga, and no wonder with such an impressive midfield. Their well under par effort of just 82.6% pass completion, perhaps does indicate the way the side begins to struggle just a little when Bastian Schweinsteiger does not have one of his better games (opponents Dortmund did only have a completion rate of 77.6%, mind).  Fortuna also had the most touches of the ball, 729, at the weekend, showing just how dominant they were against high-flying Eintracht.

20 – The highest number of fouls committed by one side in Matchday 15; and that side was Augsburg. They managed to move off the bottom with their 1-1 draw in this game, so maybe all those  fouls didn’t do them too much harm, yet a win against Freiburg could have done so much more for them, as their winless run has now stretched to 8 matches.

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Ally Poole

Ally is an aspiring football writer, who has recently discovered a love for the Bundesliga. Find him on twitter @ally_poole

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