Ex-Liverpool forward Iago Aspas creates SIX big chances in Granada win

The forward produced a devastating display of creativity - but only registered a single assist in the process

10:04pm on Sunday 29th November 2020
Paul Macdonald

Liverpool may not have gotten to see the best of Iago Aspas in his short and unsuccessful spell at Anfield.

But in La Liga Aspas has been one of the best talents outside of the big three for some time, and performances like his vintage effort against Granada on Saturday explain why.

The 33-year-old created an astonishing SIX Big Chances in the contest, efforts where the recipient of his passes would reasonably be expected to score. And yet, despite his expected assists to be an extremely high 2.9, he recorded just one assist in the match.

FC still granted him a 9.7 FC Rating for the contest, though, such was the quality of his display. His highlights were a fantastic close-control dribble on his left foot, snaking down the touchline to provide Miguel Baeza with the chance, who smashed against the crossbar. Baeza was able to put home the rebound, but unlucky for Aspas, it didn't count as an assist.

BIG CHANCE: A chance created by a player in which the recipient of the pass would reasonably be expected to score. FootballCritic Definitions

But the one that he created to seal the points showed even greater quality, Aspas rounding the goalkeeper out wide before slotting perfectly across the box for Fran Beltran to slot into the empty net.

At 33, Aspas is too old to get another big move, and Celta are happy to have a player still producing top-class performances at this stage of his career.

Celta 3-1 Granada: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

Latest news

Predicted XI

Messi suspended - How Barcelona could line-up against Cornella

The Argentine superstar was sent off for the first time in his career with the club in the Spanish Super Cup loss versus Athletic Bilbao

  • 3 minutes
Predicted XI

Matip to return? How Liverpool could line-up against Burnley

The central defender hasn't played since the end of last year but should be available for Jurgen Klopp this midweek

  • 27 minutes
Premier League

Lampard slams Chelsea players: We didn’t do the bare minimum

Frank Lampard says that his Chelsea side did not work hard enough to merit anything in a 2-0 defeat at Leicester.

  • 10 hours
Premier League

Premier League Table: Leicester go top after Chelsea win

The Foxes jumped ahead of Manchester United off the back of a 2-0 home victory over Chelsea on Tuesday evening.

  • 11 hours
Player Ratings

Leicester 2-0 Chelsea Player Ratings: Havertz abysmal as Foxes go top

Leicester City ran out deserving 2-0 winners over Chelsea and moved to the summit of the Premier League standings.

  • 11 hours
Predicted XI

Morata dropped? - How Juventus could line-up against Napoli

The Spanish striker could be dropped for the Italian Super Cup against Napoli after a disappointing performance in the Derby d'Italia

  • 14 hours

Most read