It’s fair to say Nelson Semedo made an instant impression for Barcelona on his La Liga debut, particularly in the first half.
Ernesto Valverde started the summer signing at right-back and was rewarded with a very impressive performance by the Portugal international.
And Opta did a great job of highlighting exactly how good Nelsinho was in the first half, managing a feat no-one else on the pitch could match.
100% - Nelson Semedo is the only outfielder player to complete succesfully all his passes at the half time (27). Security pic.twitter.com/ysbADnWNRV— OptaJose (@OptaJose) August 20, 2017
Right-back has been a problem position for Barca ever since Dani Alves’ departure, and while this is only one performance, Semedo is looking like some buy already.