I Tried (and Failed) to Make This About Someone Other than Lionel Messi

It's time to check in on the leaderboards for eight key statistics across Europe's Big Five leagues

The domestic soccer season is a volume game. Almost nothing works; nihilism rules. Shots turn into goals a little over 10 percent of the time. Even fewer possessions lead to scores. And for all intents and purposes, the average pass made across Europe’s Big Five leagues is completely meaningless; it’s an act…

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