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Milan striker Leão ranks third in Champions League group stage statistics

Milan forward Rafael Leão recorded the third-highest sprint speed of anyone in Champions League group stage matches in 2022/23, a report claims.

Speed ​​ratings posted by UEFA show that only two players in the entire Champions League group stage recorded a higher sprint speed than Leo.

They were French forward Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona and Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhar Donetsk, both with a speed of 36.6 km/h, while Leão managed 36.5 km/h.

The Portuguese was not the only Milan player to make the list, as Theo Hernandez fell in 10th with a speed of 35.7 km/h.

The other players on the list in descending order of speed were Real Madrid’s Fede Valverde, Marseille’s Nuno Tavares, Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davis, Borussia Dortmund’s Karim Adeyemi, Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby, and Rafa Silva, from Benfica.

That means Milan are the only team to have two players in the top 10 and they certainly have the fastest left flank.

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