Juventus vs. Real Madrid tactical preview: Can Real’s powerful offense break down Juve’s rock-solid defense?

Real Madrid is excellent offensively. They have scored 32 goals and average 2.67 goals per game in the Champions League this season. But these figures do not reflect how efficient Real Madrid’s offense is.

The aim of the offensive phase of a team is to generate shots so that they can score goals, and Real Madrid is excellent in this area. For example, it takes Real Madrid 28.4 passes to create one shot, which is the best in the Champions League this year. By this measure, Real Madrid is at least 15 percent better than every team other than Lyon in this competition. For comparison, it takes 38.3 shots for Juventus to generate one shot, nearly 25 percent worse than Real Madrid.

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