View: Stat shows Leeds United third best team in Europe top five leagues
Leeds United were the third best team across Europe’s top five leagues last weekend, according to a table released by Sporting Life & Infogol.
Jesse Marsch built on the momentum with a scintillating 3-2 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday night [March 18].
A red card to Wolves striker Raul Jimenez allowed the Whites to comeback from a two goal deficit suffered in the first half.
Leeds boasted a 3.29 xG against Bruno Lage’s side which was only topped by Barcelona (4.30) and Mainz (4.38).
Goals from Jack Harrison, Rodrigo and a last-gasp Luke Ayling effort secured Marsch’s second win in charge, giving them a seven-point cushion on the Premier League’s relegation zone.
It is a good sign that Leeds converted their chances, scoring three goals which the table suggests they should have.
There has been a recurring theme this season of the Whites not finishing their chances which has been one of the biggest factors in where they are in the table.
The win against Wolves was a huge step in the right direction in terms of goals scored and the result but boy did they get lucky.
Jimenez’ red card was a controversial one and it completely changed the direction of the game. It allowed Marsch’s men to grab a hold of the game and go on to win which looked impossible when Wolves had 11 players on the pitch.
No one will care though. All that matters is the three points on the board and the clear momentum that is building under the new boss. The team now have a couple of weeks break which Marsch will use to ensure a strong finish to the season, which the Whites desperately need.
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