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Real Madrid c.f. vs. Sporting Lisbon Scientifically Proven as The Most Exciting UEFA Champions League Match of the Week

Real Madrid c.f. vs. Sporting Lisbon Scientifically Proven as The Most Exciting UEFA Champions League Match of the Week

 

  • Nissan’s Excitement Index scientific formula, created alongside scientists at Loughborough University, calculates Real Madrid C.F. vs. Sporting Lisbon as this week’s most exciting UEFA Champions League fixture
  • Legia Warsaw vs. Borussia Dortmund scored second place, as Dortmund achieved their biggest European win, defeating the Polish Champions 6-0 away
  • FC Barcelona top the Nissan Excitement Index League Table after match-day one, as the team with the most ‘excitement’ points so far this season

 

ROLLE, SWITZERAND, Sept 15 2016 – Following this week’s thrilling return to UEFA Champions League football, Nissan - the official global automotive sponsor of the competition - has revealed that Real Madrid C.F. vs. Sporting Lisbon was the most exciting fixture, according to science.

 

The Nissan Excitement Index scientific formula* - which calculates an excitement score based on match stats including, goal(s) scored, involvement of star player(s), booking(s) and fan attendance - determined the reigning European champion’s 2-1 victory over Sporting Lisbon as the most exciting UEFA Champions League match this week.

 

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MD1 (SEPT 13,14)
NISSAN EXCITEMENT INDEX MATCH SCORES:

 

POSITION

FIXTURE:

MATCH EXCITEMENT   SCORE:
  *
based on Nissan Excitement Index formula

1

Real Madrid vs. Sporting

33.5

2

Legia Warsaw   vs. Dortmund

18.7

3

Barcelona vs.   Celtic

17.6

4

PSG vs. Arsenal

15.2

5

Club Brugge vs.   Leicester City

12.8

6

Bayer   Leverkusen vs. CSKA Moscow

10.5

7

Tottenham vs.   Monaco

9.6

8

Bayern Munich vs. FC Rostov

9.6

9

Benfica vs.   Besiktas

9.6

10

Lyon vs. Dinamo   Zagreb

9.5

11

Dynamo Kyiv vs.   Napoli

9.0

12

FC Basel vs.   Ludogorets

7.8

13

Man City vs.   Monchengladbach

7.5

14

Porto vs.   Kobenhavn

5.9

15

PSV vs Atletico   Madrid

5.8

16

Juventus vs. Sevilla

1.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legia Warsaw’s loss to Borussia Dortmund came in as the second most exciting match, as the German giants achieved their biggest European win to date, defeating the Polish champions 6-0.

 

And with the next round of UEFA Champions League Group Stage matches less than two weeks away, FC Barcelona top the Nissan Excitement Index League Table** with an excitement score of 14.2 following their dominant display against Celtic FC, beating them comfortably 7-0 at the Camp Nou.

 

**Nissan Excitement Index League Table
Top 7 Teams:

 

POSITION

TEAM

UCL EXCITEMENT   SCORE:*based on Nissan Excitement Index formula

1

Barcelona

14.2

2

Bayern Munich

10.4

3

Real Madrid

9.9

4

Dortmund

7.9

5

Man City

7.5

6

Leicester City

4.7

7

Arsenal

4.4

 

A European-wide survey*** conducted by Nissan revealed that Leicester City FC’s arrival into the tournament is the most anticipated moment across Europe (50%). However, despite the excitement around the English club’s debut in the competition, only 1% of fans believe they actually stand a chance of winning the coveted trophy.

 

To have your say on what got YOU excited this week, you can vote for The UEFA Champions League ‘Goal of the Week’, engineered by Nissan.
http://gotw.uefa.com/eng/uefachampionsleague/nominees

 

--ENDS--

 

NOTES:

 

*Nissan Excitement Index Scientific Formula

Last season, in partnership with scientists at Loughborough University, Nissan launched their Excitement Index by conducting live ‘excitement experiments’ on football fans during six UEFA Champions League matches. Fans were fitted with wearable technology to monitor and gather data, including: heart rate, breathing rate and electro-dermal activity, to examine the physiological effect excitement has on them. This data was then combined with official match statistics from Opta to develop a scientific formula*, now at the heart of the Nissan Excitement Index.

 

 

Excitement Index Formula

   

**Nissan Excitement Index League Table

 

TEAM

MD 1 SCORE

Barcelona

14.2

Bayern Munich

10.4

Real Madrid

9.9

Dortmund

7.9

Man City

7.5

Leicester City

4.7

Arsenal

4.4

Lyon

4.2

Monaco

3.9

Bayer Leverkusen

3.8

Besiktas

3.6

PSG

3.4

Sporting Lisbon

3.4

Atletico Madrid

3

Dynamo Kyiv

3

Napoli

3

FC Basel

2.8

Ludogrets

2.8

CSKA Moscow

2.8

Club Brugge

2.7

Kobenhvn

2.7

Benfica

2.6

Legia Warsaw

2.4

Tottenham

2.4

Sevilla

2.3

Dinamo Zagreb

2.2

Porto

2.2

PSV

2

Celtic

1.2

Monchengladbach

1

FC Rostov

0.9

Juventus

0.8

 

***Nissan Excitement Index Survey

Survey of over 5024 European consumers conducted by Norstat Ltd. on behalf of Nissan Europe in August 2016 (UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain).

 

Goal Of The Week:

‘Goal of the Week’ gives fans from around the world the chance to vote on the best and most exciting goals from the UEFA Champions League and automatically enter into a draw to win a range of prizes, including match tickets. Shortlisted goals are selected by UEFA’s panel of expert judges and are available to view online at the UEFA Champions League ‘Goal of the Week’ section of the Nissan website

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Chris Caloghiris, Corporate Communications, Nissan Europe

Telephone: +41 218225067

Email: ccaloghiris@nissan-europe.com

 

 

ABOUT NISSAN IN SPORT:

 

The UEFA Champions League partnership is another example of Nissan’s dedication and growth in global sports which also includes the International Cricket Council (ICC), Nissan Brazil’s proud sponsorship of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Team Brazil and Brazil Paralympic Delegation, official sponsorship of the Colombia and Mexico Olympic Teams in their respective regions, Team GB and Paralympics GB in the UK, Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2013 and 2015, NCAA Football, Canadian Football League, corporate partner for Heisman Trust/Heisman Trophy and the official global automotive partner of City Football Group. In addition, Nissan has a number of sporting ambassadors including footballer Andrés Iniesta.

 

 

ABOUT NISSAN IN EUROPE

Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,000 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 660,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the world’s most popular electric vehicle. Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision is designed to guide Nissan’s product and technology pipeline and this 360 degree approach to the future of mobility will anchor critical company decisions around how cars are powered, how cars are driven, and how cars integrate into society. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe.   

http://www.newsroom.nissan-europe.com

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