Pressing duel

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

Pressing duel

When a player moves to apply pressure on an opposing player who is in possession of the ball but doesn't make physical or ball contact.

Pressing duel  429086960 Pressing duel from C. Pulišić


  • Can never be an event of actively trying to win possession of the ball (as this would constitute a Defensive duel).
  • Can never be a Dribble past attempt, since this would also be a Defensive duel.
  • If there was a contact with the opponent player just after he made a pass, this would be tagged as a Pressing duel.

Available metrics

Pressing duels, per 90

Number of pressing duels normalized by 90 mins of time on the field.