Twitter | Search | |
OptaJoe
1 - The official Twitter page for Opta Sports' football coverage. Illuminating. 🎙️ Listen and subscribe to the podcast:
43,830
Tweets
23
Following
1,089,521
Followers
Tweets
OptaJoe 26m
2 - Aleksandr Golovin was the only player in 2017/18 to score a direct free-kick in both the World Cup and a major European competition (v Arsenal in the Europa League). Finesse.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe retweeted
Opta 4h
Following the completion of the , has written a piece for , using Opta data in an article breaking down the key ingredients that comprised a memorable Russia 2018. . Drama.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe retweeted
Duncan Alexander 17h
Proof that Harry Kane is the new Eusebio: my review of the 2018 World Cup for
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
1996 - This was the first major tournament featuring England in which a Liverpool player didn't score for them since Euro '96. Walkaway.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
9 - There were nine winning goals scored in the 90th minute or later at the 2018 World Cup (excluding extra-time), more than in any previous edition of the competition. Drama.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
1 - There was just one goalless draw at the 2018 World Cup (France vs Denmark), the fewest at any World Cup tournament since 1954, when there were none. Entertained.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
9 - Most chances created for a specific teammate at the 2018 9 - Neymar to Coutinho 7 - Kieran Trippier to Harry Maguire 6 - Kevin De Bruyne to Eden Hazard Partnerships.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
43% - 73 of the 169 goals scored at the 2018 World Cup came from set-piece situations (43%), the highest ratio at any World Cup tournament since 1966. Delivery.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
3 - Didier Deschamps has become the third person to win the World Cup as a player and as manager after Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer. Champion.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
6 - With six goals, Harry Kane has become only the second English player to ever win the World Cup Golden Boot, after in 1986. Trophy.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
546 - Olivier Giroud didn't attempt a single shot on target in 546 minutes at this World Cup for France. Nonplussed.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
2 - Mario Mandzukic is just the second player in World Cup history to score a goal for his side and an own goal in a single game, after Ernie Brandts for the Netherlands versus Italy in 1978. Quirk.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
5 – Mario Mandzukic has become just the 5th player to score in both World Cup and European Cup/Champions League finals, after Ferenc Puskas, Zoltan Czibor, Gerd Muller & Zinedine Zidane. Platform.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
19y 207d - Kylian Mbappé is the 2nd youngest player to score in a final, after Pelé (17y 249d) in 1958 for Brazil. Anointed.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
1 - Paul Pogba is the first player to score in a final since Emmanuel Petit (1998). Magnifique.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
1 - Paul Pogba has become the first-ever player to score in a final. Devilish.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
1930 - The only team to win a World Cup final having been trailing at half-time was Uruguay against Argentina, in the first ever showpiece in 1930. History.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
1 - Antoine Griezmann's penalty (37:56) was France's first shot of any kind in this match against Croatia. Wait.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
1974 - This is the first World Cup final to see as many as three goals before half-time since 1974 (West Germany 2-1 Netherlands). Busy.
Reply Retweet Like
OptaJoe Jul 15
11 - Ivan Perisic has now been involved in 11 goals at major tournaments for Croatia (7 goals, 4 assists); more than any other player. Rocket.
Reply Retweet Like