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Table 2 Comparisons of match running performance between bottom- vs. top-ranked teams during the 2020 season of the Brazilian National 2nd Division League

From: Match running performance in Brazilian professional soccer players: comparisons between successful and unsuccessful teams

Variables 1st Halves 2nd Halves Whole matches
Bottom-ranked
Team
Top-ranked
Team
Bottom-ranked
Team
Top-ranked
Team
Bottom-ranked
Team
Top-ranked
Team
TD (m) 4944.5 (567.5) 5200.0 (770.0)a 4918.5 (622.5) 5160.0 (770.0)a 9892.0 (1119.5) 10330.0 (1430.0)a
HSR (m) 496.0 (266.2) 519.0 (859.0) 473.5 (267.7) 480.0 (322.0) 984.5 (518.5) 1057.0 (660.0)
Number of Sprints 16.0 (9.0) 17.0 (10.0) 15.5 (9.0) 16.0 (9.0) 32.0 (18.0) 34.0 (21.0)
High-acceleration (m) 45.5 (15.0) 48.0 (19.0)a 42.0 (13.0) 46.0 (17.0)a 87.0 (23.0) 97.0 (32.0)a
High-deceleration (m) 52.0 (14.0) 53.0 (22.0) 48.0 (15.0) 51.0 (18.0) 99.0 (25.7) 104.0 (37.0)
  1. The data are described by the median (interquartile range)
  2. TD = Total distance covered; HSR = High-speed running (> 18 km h−1); High-acceleration (> 3 m s2); High-deceleration (< −3 m s2); Number of sprints (> 25 km h−1)
  3. aTop-ranked Team > Bottom-ranked Team (p < 0.05)