Marin Anicic is the Best Player of FC Astana in the European Competitions 2018
In the season 2018, the Football Club Astana started in the first qualifying round of the Champions League and managed to qualify to the Europa League group stage for the third year in a row, setting one more Kazakhstan record by entering the TOP-50 of the best clubs in Europe.
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For this season, the Astana team had 14 matches in tournaments under the UEFA – 6 in the Champions League qualification, 2 – in the playoff round of the Europa League and 6 directly in the group stage. Having won 6 matches in these matches, 3 matches ended in a draw and 5 games were lost.
After each match, the analytical company Instat publishes reports, displaying the Index, which includes all the statistics of players for the match.
Based on the average indicator earned over the entire distance, the defender Marin Anicic became the best player in the Euro-season of FC Astana. Marin played 12 of 14 matches, missing two because of the injury sustained in the confrontation with Dinamo Zagreb. In these matches, Anicic made mark with one goal scored against Dynamo (Kyiv). The best match for the defender of FC Astana was the home match with the French Rennes. The team won with a score of 2:0, and in this match Marin showed a 100% winning index of aerial duels, while giving 87% of accurate passes.
Baktiyor Zainutdinov is in the second place of the Instat Index. The 20-year-old began to play constantly in European competitions, starting from the group stage, with the exception of two substitutions in the qualification. In total, Zainutdinov has 8 matches in which he made mark with a goal and an assist. His best match by Instat Baktiyor held against Rennes at Astana Arena, when he managed to distinguish himself with a goal scored and, in principle, play confidently in the center of the field.
The midfielder Laszlo Kleinheisler completed Top-3. The Hungarian took part in all European Competitions matches, with the exception of the already mentioned match with Rennes, when injury prevented Laszlo from playing. In 13 matches, Kleinheisler made 2 goals, both were scored against the Danish champion Midtjylland. And naturally, this particular match was the best for the midfielder by the Instat Index.
Also Evgeni Postnikov, Marin Tomasov and Nenad Eric entered in the ranking of the best.
Top-5 of the best in Euro-season:
1. Marin Anicic 254
2. Baktiyor Zainutdinov 250
3. Laszlo Kleinheisler 245
4. Evgeniy Postnikov 240
5-6 Marin Tomasov and Nenad Eric 237