Stats 18 October 2023, 04:13

Big 5, efficiency, performance… The crazy stats of the Monegasque attack!

Big 5, efficiency, performance… The crazy stats of the Monegasque attack!
Impressive as leaders of the league after eight round, the Monegasques have an attack with formidable efficiency, which is gaining in strength. Here are some statistics that demonstrate the quality of our "goal machine."

In top form since the start of the season, the Principality club is off to a perfect start. At the end of the season’s second international break,  AS Monaco are top of Ligue 1, with 17 points from eight rounds of play. A symbol of this good form, the attacking prowess of the Rouge et Blanc has already seen them score 21 goals, which makes it the best attack in the league, but not only that. Here are some stats which demonstrate the fine form of the Monegasques, thanks to Opta. Focus 📊

One of the best attacks in the Big 5 🇪🇺

The machine is running at full speed, and it is starting to become one of the most efficient in Europe. With 21 goals scored in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, AS Monaco is in fact the fourth best attack in the five major European leagues, tied with Inter Milan, Barça and Brighton. Only a Bundesliga-dominated podium has done better, led by Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen (23 each), and Stuttgart (22).

Danger that’s constant and comes from everywhere 👥

Among the 19 players used by coach Adi Hütter since the start of the season, 10 of them have already scored at least one goal. In addition, six Monegasque players have at least one goal and one assist on the clock in this 2023-2024 season

We are lucky to have two great finishers up front. But also players from the bench who can make the difference. When you see that Takumi Minamino, best player of the month of August, and Maghnes Akliouche, a French U-21, who are very talented players, were on the bench, it shows the quality of our squad.
Adi HütterOn his squad's quality

Impressive precision 🎯

The goals are numerous, but not trivial. The Rocher club is also the team which has taken the most shots in Ligue 1 (45), tied with Rennes. But also the team which has the third highest percentage of shots on target (40.9%), just behind Reims (41.6) and Toulouse (41.1). The Rouge et Blanc are finally those who have the most on target average over an entire match (5.63), with only Rennes doing as well.

Maximum efficiency! 🔥

In addition to putting almost everything on target and often finding the net, it doesn’t take much for our  Monegasques to be decisive. On average, it only takes five shots for the Principality club to score, the lowest rate in the league, explains our partner Opta.

We know that we have a risky style of play, perhaps more than the other teams, but I like to play this way, very offensively! A lot of spectators came to see the match, and I think they want to watch these kinds of matches. We have the players to develop this style of football, to score 3-4 goals.
Adi HütterOn the style of football played by AS Monaco

Permanent danger 🌪

The best attack is perhaps the high pressing carried out by Adi Hütter’s men. AS Monaco is in fact the team that scores the most after a defensive action (8). The team’s recovery is good, the finishing too, but the build-up is just as good as it has created the most chances leading to a goal (35).

Plenty of good work at set pieces 🦶

A fine pass from a corner, a ball to the head of Memo Maripán, and a ball in the back of the net. This is a situation that the Rouge et Blanc have mastered to perfection. Tied with Nantes and Toulouse, AS Monaco is one of the most effective teams from set pieces, with three goals already this season. Lille are the only team to have done better in the top flight (4).

Plenty of fluidity in the passing game 🔁

To be so successful, you need technical mastery and to be able to rely on good ball circulation. On this, Soungoutou Magassa’s teammates are doing pretty well, since AS Monaco rank second in  the number of passes on average before a goal (25) —  only two behind Paris Saint-Germain (27).

A clinical display from our youngsters 👶

Surrounded by experienced players, the team’s youngsters are also gaining in maturity and efficiency, and demonstrating the full extent of their talent. This is particularly the case for Maghnes Akliouche who, since the start of the season, has scored 100% of the shots he has attempted, and has already scored 3 goals in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

The substitutes have been ready since preseason and have the total confidence of the coach. It’s good that they were able to pay it forward tonight. It’s also very reassuring for the players in the starting lineup to know that there is so much quality on the bench.
Youssouf FofanaOn the squad's depth

A sharp heading game ⚽️

Exemplified by the brilliant header by Wissam Ben Yedder against Reims, on a fine ball from Ismail Jakobs, our Monegasques are as skilled with their heads as they are with their legs. They are the team who has scored the most in this way in the 2023-2024 season (5).