EURO 2024 – Nico Williams sets an unbelievable record at EURO

EURO 2024 – Nico Williams sets an unbelievable record at EURO

Nico Williams sets ‘unprecedented’ record

Midfielder Nico Williams has become the first player to complete 100% of his passes in EURO history, achieving the feat in Spain’s 4-1 win over Georgia.

Spain allowed Georgia to take the lead in the 18th minute after an own goal by midfielder Le Normand. However, after that, they scored 4 goals to come back and win tickets to the quarterfinals.

 

Nico Williams is the first player to complete 100% of his passes in a EURO match.

Nico Williams is the first player to complete 100% of his passes in a EURO match.

Nico Williams was one of Spain’s best players in this match. In particular, he set an unprecedented record in the history of EURO finals when he became the first player to achieve a 100% pass success rate in a match.

Not only that, Williams also directly contributed to 2 of Spain’s 4 goals, he is the only player since 1980 to score, assist and complete 100% of his passes (46/46) in a starting match at a EURO.

Williams’ performance was all the more astonishing when compared to the other stars at the tournament. Even Toni Kroos, one of the world’s top midfielders, only completed 99% of his passes in Germany’s opening game against Scotland.

Detailed statistics of Williams’ performance in this match are truly impressive with 2 shots on target, 3 successful passes, 4 opportunities created, 4 ball recoveries, he also had 69 touches. ball (10 times in the opponent’s penalty area), achieving 100% successful tackle rate.

Alongside Williams, another young Spanish talent, Lamine Yamal, also had a superb performance. He became the first teenager to have 2 assists in a EURO since Cristiano Ronaldo at EURO 2004. Yamal is also the only player to have created more than 10 chances and completed more than 10 dribbles at EURO 2024 so far at EURO 2024. He has also created 4 big chances in the tournament in Germany, more than any other player.

 

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