Thomas Vermaelen scored the winner against Malaga this Saturday. It was his first and only goal with Barcelona's shirt. However, his performance during the 90 minutes was pretty good, apart from the goal.
Let's have a look at his stats using Weloba's Analytics:
- Vermaelen recovered 17 balls, more than any other Barcelona player. Busquets (13) and Mascherano (10).
- He also played his part in attack. He shot three times, one time with his right foot, another with the head and the final one, the goal, with the leeft foot. Only Messi shot more times in target (5).
- He didn't comitt a single foul. Neither did Mascherano.
- He completed 57 passes out of 60. 95% accuracy.
- He won 4 aerial duels.
Great performance by Vermaelen in his third match of the season. Barcelona didn't concede for the second match in a row and the Luis Enrique's team are leaders of the table before the international break.