Variation in top level soccer match performance.

  title={Variation in top level soccer match performance.},
  author={Ermanno Rampinini and Aaron J. Coutts and C Castagna and Riadh Sassi and Franco Maria Impellizzeri},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  volume={28 12},
This study examined the influence of the opposing team, seasonal variations and the influence of first half activity on match performance in top-level soccer players. Physical performance measures were collected using the ProZone match analysis system from 20 professional soccer players from the same team and their opponents (n = 188) during a season. Match activities (standing, walking, jogging, running, high-speed running and sprinting), distances (total distance [TD], high-intensity running… CONTINUE READING
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