Champions League: Jamie Vardy Finished Leicester’s Quarter-Final Against Atletico Madrid With 0% Pass Completion Rate (Photo)

Chris Wright

13th, April 2017



It’s fair to say that Jamie Vardy had a tough time of it during Leicester City’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.

Tasked with blindly chasing down humped long ball after humped long ball and with Atletico’s bench desperately trying to get him booked for the entire duration, Vardy was almost entirely corralled out of the game by Stefan Savic and Diego Godin.

Unfortunately, the Foxes forward’s thankless running didn’t really translate when it came to the post-match statistical breakdown.

Indeed, Guardian scribe Daniel Taylor posted a photo of UEFA’s official stats, revealing that Vardy failed to complete a single pass during the 77 minutes he spent on the pitch, from a grand total of two…


Photo: @DTGuardian/Twitter

Of course, there were mitigating circumstance but, as Taylor himself remarked on Twitter, surely that must be some kind of Champions League first?


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  1. james says:

    He only attempted 2 passes

  2. james says:

    he only attempted 2 passses, a bit misleading

  3. Paul says:

    There is too much hate for Vardy WAATP!
    Between the terrible adverts and personal character assassinations I’m out of here!

  4. Aaron Rodgers says:

    Uh, he ONLY attempted two passes. Again, he ONLY attempted TWO, that is TWO passes. Maybe he should make more attempts???

  5. ToonArmyTX says:

    Didn’t get to watch the match but have seen enough extended highlights and read enough reports that it’s clear Leicester had one goal, to allow as few as possible and not worry one whip about attacking. I’m no Vardy fan (decent player, seems to be a bit crap as a person) but he was given a very thankless job, to just run and annoy the defense and keep them focused on his movement as much as possible so they couldn’t launch attacks effectively. He seems to have done that well enough as a 1 – 0 loss on the road to a team that should theoretically be light years better than them is entirely creditable. Kept them in with a chance and everyone performed their specific assignment well enough.

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