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The Week in Numbers

30 seconds of action is all Juan ‘Cucho’ Hernandez took to score on his international debut – the shortest time a player has taken to open his Colombia account. The 19-year-old, who replaced Carlos Bacca as the game against Costa Rica entered its 72 minute, netted twice past Keylor Navas in a 3-1 win that extended Costa Rica’s winless run ...

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The Week in Numbers

94 yards from goal is where Aaron Ramsey received the ball for the first time en route to, without Fulham touching it, scoring a potential FIFA Puskás Award contender just 39 seconds after his introduction. It helped the 27-year-old Welshman and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensure that, for the first time in Premier League history, two substitutes from the same side registered ...

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The Week in Numbers

15 years since Real Madrid were last losing by more than two goals at half-time in La Liga, history repeated itself. A goal by a baby-faced Daniel Alves helped Sevilla lead Iker Casillas, David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Raul and Ronaldo 4-0 at the interval at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in 2003 and, coincidentally, the same side at the ...

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4 NBA stars whose numbers should decline in 2018-19

Some superstars can sometimes set the bar so high for themselves that it becomes extremely difficult to build upon such elite production. It’s not as though these players fall off and are no longer contributing at a high level, mind you. Sometimes they’re a victim of circumstance and need to adapt to change, or perhaps an injury is keeping them ...

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Modric’s epic year in numbers

All the stats on an amazing year for Modric A marathon man at Russia 2018 A master passer and the epitome of fair play Unlike Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah, his two rivals for The Best FIFA Men’s Player award, Luka Modric has been not racking up the goals and assists over the last few months. The Croatian is not ...

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Bears' Nagy: Unfair to compare Trubisky's, Mahomes' numbers so early

Quarterbacks from the same draft class are linked for their entire NFL careers, especially when the earlier selection fails to live up to expectations. Such is the case for Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and <a data-in-app-uri="thescore:///nfl/teams/6" href="https://www.thesco… NFL | theScore

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The FIFA Puskás Award in numbers

10 of the 100 FIFA Puskás Award nominations have gone to both Argentina and Brazil. Lionel Messi has claimed six for Argentina, with the others courtesy of Lisandro Lopez, Daniel Luduena, Carlos Tevez and Alejandro Camargo, while Neymar has got five of Brazil’s, with Grafite, Nilmar, Camilo Sanvezzo, Wendell Lira and Marlone claiming the remainder. The nations with the next ...

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The Week in Numbers

4 consecutive one-goal victories is what Scotland eked out to reach their maiden Women’s World Cup. After coming from behind to beat Belarus, scoring thrice in the last 12 minutes to turn a two-goal deficit into a 3-2 victory in Poland and edging Switzerland 2-1, they triumphed 2-1 in Albania to pip the Swiss, whom they trailed by three points ...

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