Statistics in football can sometimes exist in their ‘own world’: SofaScore ranked three players from Olimpija among the top four performers after the eternal derby!
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Who was the standout performer in the 155th Eternal Derby on Sunday? Public opinion was largely unanimous: Jan Repas. And the decision seems entirely legitimate and quite logical. Jan Repas, who also impressed Russian club scouts with his performance, scored two outstanding goals and was the key man for the home team in their 3-1 victory.
All well and good – Jan Repas shone and deserves all the accolades as the player of the match, which he received in Slovenian media. But the online portal SofaScore presented a completely different, even surprisingly different, list of player ratings after the Eternal Derby played in the Styrian capital.
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Believe it or not, SofaScore placed three members of Olimpija among the top four best-rated players in the Eternal Derby! The highest ratings in the game went to Nemanja Motika and Rui Pedro (7.9), with the first Maribor player following in third place. And it’s not Jan Repas; it’s Ažbe Jug with a rating of 7.6. Then follows a dragon (Agustin Doffo – 7.5), with Jan Repas only in fifth place with a rating of 7.4. The same rating was given to Ivan Posavec and Timi Max Elšnik from Olimpija.
Regarding the lowest-rated players, Aljaž Krefl was at the bottom with a rating of 5.3 (involved in both opening goals for Maribor), followed by Hillal Soudani (won a penalty), Denis Pintol, and Andraž Žinić at 6.4 each. Raul Florucz and Josip Iličić both received a rating of 6.4.
Well, statistics, the sole factor that SofaScore considers in determining player ratings, indeed tell a special story in football – but it’s fortunate that statistics don’t always decide…
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