Objectives: This study aimed to analyze within-week and within-match external load variations in male soccer players over three consecutive matches during a congested week.
Methods: The study cohort included nineteen elite professional male
players (age: 26.5
Results: TD and HML intensity were meaningfully lower during
the second half of the season than the first half for all weeks (p
Conclusion: The findings of this study revealed that TD and HML distances were significantly different between halves for all weeks, regardless of the number of matches. Meanwhile, HSR and maxSpeed measures presented no significant differences across matches overall.