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June 22, 2011 11:55 am
Mapping a match.In this image, every event in the Champions League Final is recorded in sequence – spiralling upwards from the base point of the lower hemisphere (first half) and downwards from the top point of the upper hemisphere (second half). The image is frozen at 69 minutes when David Villa scored for Barcelona. The colour key is left
Distribution of play.This graphic shows the geographic location on the pitch of all actions, such as passes, free kicks, dribbles and tackles, occurring during the Champions League Final. The left half of the image shows Manchester United’s activity; the right half shows Barcelona’s. The height of the spikes is determined by the number of actions that took place in individual locations on the pitch. The densely packed spikes on the right show that overall Barcelona’s activity was much more intensive than that of Manchester United
Passes, touches and goals.Graphic representing activity (from both teams combined) during the second half of the Final. The large spikes are goals; the taller ridge represents touches; the shorter ridge represents passes. The image on the cover represents these events in the first half
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