Samir Nasri takes Xavi’s crown as the Champions League’s new pass master

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Samir Nasri’s attempts to get back to best remained on track with Sevilla as he struck the winner in the 1-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday evening.

Ex-Arsenal star takes Xavi's crown as the Champions League's new pass master

The 29-year-old featured just 13 times for Manchester City last season, while he was excluded for part of Pep Guardiola’s pre-season camp this summer after returning from holiday overweight.

But in his loan spell at Sevilla, the French midfielder has become a key part of their midfield under Jorge Sampaoli.

And in their win over Dinamo Zagreb, Nasri’s influence stood out with his impressive passing statistics.

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Only Barcelona’s former maestro Xavi has attempted more in one game since 2005-06 than Nasri in Zagreb.

The Frenchman has also scored more goals for Sevilla than he managed for City in the whole of last season.

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