Comparing the four Euro 2020 semi-finalists: shots, passing, xG…

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England are through to the semi-finals of Euro 2020, with surprise package Denmark awaiting before a potential final against either Spain or Italy.

Gareth Southgate’s side have a reputation as being defensively astute, if a little more cautious in attack, but what do the underlying statistics tell us about each team and how they’re shaping up ahead of the final two hurdles?

Here’s how the final four compare when it comes to the statistics from the tournament so far. The shot data comes via WhoScored, while the Expected Goals data is courtesy of StatsBomb data, via FBref.

Goals Scored
Spain – 12
Italy – 11
Denmark – 11
England – 8

Goals Conceded
Spain – 5
Denmark – 5
Italy – 2
England – 0

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Shots
Italy – 92
Denmark – 86
Spain – 74
England – 37

Shots On Target (Percentage)
Denmark – 36 (41.86%)
Spain – 28 (37.85%)
Italy – 22 (23.91%)
England – 16 (43.24%)

Shots From Inside Penalty Area (Six-Yard Box)
Italy – 53 (2)
Denmark – 49 (8)
Spain – 45 (8)
England – 23 (4)

Expected Goals (Non-Penalty xG)
Spain – 14.4 (12.0)
Denmark – 9.1 (8.3)
Italy – 8.4 (8.4)
England – 5.0 (5.0)

Expected Goals Against (Non-Penalty xG)
England – 3.1 (3.1)
Italy – 3.8 (3.1)
Denmark 4.4 (3.7)
Spain – 6.2 (5.2)

Passing Accuracy
Spain – 89.8%
Italy – 87.8%
England – 86.8%
Denmark – 82.7%

Average Possession
Spain – 67.5%
Italy – 56.1%
Denmark – 54.1%
England – 52.3%


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