Video: Sevilla star Samir Nasri almost scored a Goal of the Season contender against Atletico MadridPublished October 25, 2016
The resurgence of Samir Nasri continues apace at Sevilla. A misfit in Manchester, the City loanee has lit up Andalucia with his talismanic turns. The latest of those came during their 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid at the weekend. It took Sevilla up to second in La Liga, one point off top spot after nine games.
The French star, who recently ruled out a return to the national side after a sustained spell of being snubbed, was orchestrating moves throughout the win. He was ensuring that Sevilla bossed the midfield and controlled possession with patient passing. One chance above all highlights his wonderful influence.
In this instance, Atletico didn’t press as aggressively as they’re known to. There wasn’t immediate danger. Sevilla seemed content to pass the ball around. Nasri then initiated a quick burst of one-twos to catch Simeone’s sleeping side out. He collected the ball back on the edge of the box, skinned two opponents and hit a low shot at Oblak’s goal only to see it hit agonisingly off the post. It would have been a Goal of the Season contender.
See the chance in the tweet below.