Mad Stat: Sevilla’s Samir Nasri is turning into Barcelona’s Xavi

Samir Nasri v Zagreb
Samir Nasri v Zagreb

Sevilla’s Samir Nasri

It seems that Samir Nasri has made an excellent career move leaving man City to join Sevilla on loan for the season.

Prior to his move to Spain, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola did not allow Nasri to train with the main squad after he reported back for pre-season overweight.

With limited chances of playing for the Sky Blues this season, the French international moved to Iberia, and on Tueasday night in the Champoins League the midfielder had a standout game.

Sevilla won 1-0 at Dinamo Zagreb, and Nasri scored the winner.

But that was just the beginning of his super stats.

Is Samir Nasri the new Xavi?

Nasri attempted 158 passes in the match in Zagreb.

Only one player in the history of the Champions League has bettered those numbers: Barcelona legend Xavi.

It’s also worth noting that Sevilla attempted 851 passes againstthe Croatians too.

See the stats with graphics below.