Introducing the Zero-Point – Part 1

In the first part of this article, we will analyze the game action Outside Positioning down to the details, and theorize if there is a perfect position to receive the ball in order to be able to play progressive passes. In the second part, we will try to prove whether this theoretically perfect position actually exists, and if it helps players to play progressively, using StatsBomb’s 360 data from the UEFA EURO 2020.