Which European sides play the shortest passes in the Europe’s top five leagues?
Barcelona’s tika-taka is no longer the team in vogue, and the fast, counter-attacking football of Real Madrid and 2013’s Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich sides has taken over.
But passing football is not dead. Pep Guardiola’s Bayern are in ominous form this season, and the best sides in Europe still love to play it short, as these stats show.
Using data from Squawka, we have compiled the list of Europe’s teams who play the shortest passes on average, with the teams then sorted by the accuracy of their passing.
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10) Fiorentina – 18 metre average pass length – 55% pass accuracy