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Nasri posts insane passing stats in Sevilla victory

The former Arsenal winger attempted an astounding 158 passes during his side’s win over Dinamo Zagreb – a record for players other than Xavi since 2005-06

Samir Nasri’s move to Sevilla this summer was meant to allow him more freedom to express himself after a frustrating couple of seasons at Manchester City.

But perhaps what Jorge Sampaoli was not expecting was a player who would be posting passing statistics that are comparable only to Barcelona legend Xavi.

As well as scoring the winning goal for Jorge Sampaoli’s side in their Champions League victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday, he also posted a ridiculous passing statistic.

In attempting to find a team-mate on 158 occasions, he attempted more passes than any player other than Xavi since Opta began recording such statistics in European matches in 2005-06.

He might not be a pass master yet, but that’s certainly some impressive figures!

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