Most of the goals happen by chance

by Lorenzo Piccoli

I have always been sure of it. Now there’s a scientific study: “According to the German sport scientist Roland Loy, about 50 percent of all goals are happening by chance, for example because of outright errors by the goalie or the referee or because the ball was deflected in a completely unpredictable way. Loy’s assessment rests on the detailed analysis of more than 3000 professional football games”. Source: here.