With 89 passes completed, the midfielder leads the ranking
Yesterday's match was was the start of Champions League but also the debut of Sergi Samper. The young midfielder (19), who has played all his career in Barça, was on the field for the 90 minutes, where he showed a high level.
According to data collected by UEFA, Samper is the player who did more passes: 94. After him, Xavi (86) and Sergi Roberto (81). The ranking if we take into account the passes completed is the same:
Samper: 89 (95% of accuracy)
Xavi: 80 (93%)
Sergi Roberto: 77 (95%)
This is not strange for those who have seen Samper playing in the youth teams. He hardly loses a ball when passing. In fact, he is leader in passes in the Second Division. Let's complete his stats with data collected by our mate Carles Domènech:
Recovered balls: 9
Lost balls: 2
Merit passes completed: 3
Merit passes uncompleted: 4
Samper did a great match on his first exam in front of the media spotlights. He still has a lot of things to learn and improve, but his brilliant future in Barça is assured.