Covering teammate

A video-only event, not available in the API.Subtype of: Non-ball

Covering teammate (Covering depth)

A defensive non-ball run to cover a zone left empty by a teammate.

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  • A characteristic movement of covering teammate is a back or diagonal run from a normal player's position to cover the empty zone.
  • Predominantly happens in the own third, with an average distance from own goal of 20 meters.