When Andorra opted for Eder Sarabia as coach of the first team, they knew perfectly well the type of coach they were hiring. A coach with a clear idea of the game, which he tries to capture in every game and against any rival, either in the First RFEF or in professional football. And he is not only trying to do it in Second, but he is achieving it. The style, which is not negotiated, is reflected in the team’s numbers.
Beyond the results, more than good, Andorra is managing to develop their game as their coach wants. The first stat, and probably the most revealing, is possession. 62%, more than any other team in the category. Las Palmas, leader, is second with 59% of the time with the ball under their control. And this has its derivatives. The first, and logical, is the number of passes. To maintain possession there is no other way that combines and Andorra is also the leader in that: they have passed the ball 3745 times.
Raw statistics, however, hardly always explain reality. Those passes, and that level of possession, could be sterile if, for example, they were all made in their own half. And yes, Andorra is also the team that combines the most in its own field, but it is the second in the opposite field. Some figures that combine perfectly with other offensive statistics. Sarabia’s team is the third group that wins the most ones against ones and is, by far, the most effective team in the category. Shoot little, but always carefully.
Practically 65% of Andorra’s shots have gone on goal. It is a figure well above that of their rivals (the following are close to 50%) and gives an idea of the team’s game plan. Combine, combine and combine until you find a clear choice of auction. A strategy that for the moment is giving them great results.