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Optimal football strategies: AC Milan versus FC Barcelona

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  • Papahristodoulou, Christos

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In a recent UEFA Champions League game between AC Milan and FC Barcelona, played in Italy (final score 2-3), the collected match statistics, classified into four offensive and two defensive strategies, were in favour of FC Barcelona (by 13 versus 8 points). The aim of this paper is to examine to what extent the optimal game strategies derived from some deterministic, possibilistic, stochastic and fuzzy LP models would improve the payoff of AC Milan at the cost of FC Barcelona.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 35940.

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Date of creation: Jan 2012
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:35940

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Keywords: football game; offensive & defensive strategies; Deterministic LP; fuzzy LP; stochastic LP; Nash equilibria;

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  1. Papahristodoulou, Christos, 2007. "An analysis of Champions League match statistics," MPRA Paper 3605, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Todd R. Kaplan & John Dickhaut, . "A Program for Finding Nash Equilibria," Working papers, University of Minnesota, Department of Economics _004, University of Minnesota, Department of Economics.
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