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13 passes, seven from the centre: Deulofeu's heat map has gone viral

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Deulofeu's surprising heat map. EFE

13 passes, seven from the centre: Deulofeu's heat map has gone viral

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Gerard Deulofeu recorded a far from positive statistic during Manchester City-Watford. Consequences of the 8-0 Pep Guardiola team.

The overwhelming Manchester City game left Deulofeu without options to touch the ball. The statistic is as follows: only 13 passes given, and seven of them from the centre kick.

The incidence of Deulofeu was null, then. The heat map that detects the Watford player's movements is very clear: almost all his game is concentrated in the central circle.

Deulofeu's map has gone viral in England and in European medias. Beyond Manchester City's performance, it is surprising how little he touched the ball, and, above all, where he did it.

There is no doubt about Deulofeu's heat map, the player was replaced in the 77th minute of the game. This meant that he did not kick the ball an eighth time from the centre circle after Kevin De Bruyne completed the win to make it 8-0.

To put in context: De Bruyne himself gave 58 precise passes, compared to 13 of Deulofeu, while the Belgian touched the ball 88 times and the Spanish, 29.

El mapa de calor de Deulofeu en el Manchester City-Watford

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