Brahim Diaz finally made his mark in the UEFA Champions League after appearing for Serie A side AC Milan. The Spanish player is on loan at the Italian side from Real Madrid until 2023. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has made a combined total of 18 appearances in the league as well as in the Champions League and has been a regular starter for his team. However, Diaz’s form dipped in the Champions League after the first two games, and his side was affected a lot by this.
The above table shows the stats of Brahim Diaz in five matches. He missed the third match away at Porto and started in all the other games. Diaz scored a goal in the first match and provided an assist in the second match. He attempted three shots with a shot accuracy rate of 66.67%. The Spanish player attempted 15 dribbles and made nine recoveries.
If we look at the above table, then we can observe that his stats in the last three games hints towards poor performances by the player. Diaz attempted two shots and was unable to hit the target. The player attempted 19 dribbles, and 13 dribbles were against Atletico Madrid in gameweek five. He only took one touch inside the opposition’s penalty box and added seven recoveries to his stats. This shows that his average decreased in almost every attacking aspect.
The above viz shows the shot map of the Spanish player. Diaz attempted a combined total of five shots. His shot accuracy rate was 40%, and both shots on target were attempted in the first two matches. Diaz only attempted one shot from inside the opposition’s penalty box. The shot was attempted from inside the six-yard box and the player scored with that opportunity. All the other shots were attempted from outside the opposition’s penalty box.
The above viz shows the pass receiving location of the player in the first two matches. Diaz operated more from the left side and has received one pass inside the opposition’s penalty box.
The above viz shows the pass receiving location in the last three matches. Diaz was more involved in plays and the average of passes received increased. One thing that can be noticed is that Diaz is involved on both sides of the field. He has received most of his passes inside the middle third. The player has received a few passes in the final third.
Brahim Diaz is one of the rising talents in football. He moved from English club Manchester City to Spanish giants Real Madrid. The player moved to AC Milan on loan in search of more game time. He made his debut in the UEFA Champions League and started well. However, there was a dip in his form as well as the team’s, and this resulted in a poor finish for AC Milan in the Champions League.