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The embarrassing numbers of LaLiga prove Xavi right

Published:17/08/2022 - 16:35h

Updated:17/08/2022 - 16:35h

Xavi Hernández has considered it ridiculous that in football the stopwatch still does not stop at the moment of an interruption. After the first date, LaLiga has recorded the lowest average effective playing time

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During the last of LaLiga has warned an important loss of the effective time of game, what has carried to a series of measures so that the time of replacement see expanded. Between the voices that demand the implementation of the effective time of game has added the one of the trainer of the FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernández, the one who considers it an urgent measure.

Like this it has indicated it the míster in his back statements to the first split suspender belt of the season in front of the Ray Vallecano, by what considers that the football would have to adopt this modification: "For me it is ridiculous. To what expect to have effective time? Like this we would not have to be looking if they add eight minutes or 22. We do the ridiculous because it installs the cheat. I think that we are the only sport without effective time".

But no only in the Barça-Ray have presented this type of losses, treats of an alarming tendency that has extended to all the commitments. In accordance with the newspaper 'ACE', the average of of effective game in the first date has been of 52 minutes and 31 seconds, what supposes a loss of 38 minutes adding all the usual interruptions.

The most critical case has been the one of the meeting contested by the Real Betis and the Elche, in which the effective time of game grieve surpassed the half of the statutory, with 48 minutes. But even the party with greater time of activity and fewer interruptions in the first day, the Almería-Real Madrid neither has reached the hour of game, adding a total of 58 minutes.

The effective time does not reach the hour in the Leagues 'top'

Although the figures registered surpass the ones of previous years, the Spanish tournament continue being the competition with lower effective time of game between the five big Leagues of Europe with an average of two minutes less regarding the first. The greater effective time of game has it the Premier League, with 54 minutes and 39 seconds, follow him Tie it 1, the Series To and the Bundesliga, with 54:19, 54:18 and 53:19, respectively.

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