The Stats From | Mauro Júnior has sights set during away game against Excelsior

The Stats From | Mauro Júnior has sights set during away game against Excelsior
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With the game almost an hour old, the ball fell to the left foot of Mauro JR. The Brazilian's devastating strike and his precision earned him the title of MOTM.

It was Mauro Jaqueson Júnior Ferreira dos Santos' first goal since Feb. 27, 2022. Rotterdam is a fertile city for the midfielder, as he scored his last goal in the away game against Sparta Rotterdam. At Het Kasteel, he also scored a distance shot with his left foot. A peg from a short corner put PSV on the scoreboard at the time.

Jerdy Schouten dropped out with minor knee problems and Mauro JR once again proved himself a worthy substitute on the artificial turf of the Van Donge & De Roo Stadium. During 94 minutes of play, a total of 69 passes left the midfielder's feet. With an accuracy of 96%, he recorded the highest number of all PSV players. This means that only three passes did not find a teammate in Kralingen.

Seven times he tried to reach a PSV player standing far away from him and in total he succeeded six times. So even sending long balls could count on accuracy from his left foot.

Besides his defensive duties, the Brazilian also exhibited his attacking qualities on the visit to Excelsior Rotterdam. 22% of his passes were in forward motion and he shot twice toward the home team's goal, one of which was accurate. The other attempt, in the first half, went narrowly over the cover of the Excelsior Rotterdam goal.

In addition, he completed five dribbles and won a total of five duels with his direct opponents. Three times he closed an offensive duel as the strongest, and defensively Mauro JR outlasted his opponent twice.