Konstantinos Mavropanos was FC Nurnberg’s highest-rated player once again on Saturday, but they lost 1-0 to Greuther Furth.
Mavropanos started for the sixth game in a row against Greuther Furth on Saturday. He’s a mainstay in their starting lineup when available, and it’s not hard to see why.
For the fourth time in 11 games since joining, Mavropanos was Nurnberg’s highest-rated player based on WhoScored’s metrics. He made two clearances, two interceptions, three tackles and blocked a shot, whilst avoiding being dribbled past once.
As usual, Mavropanos was also strong in physical matchups. He won nine of his 13 duels in the air and on the ground and shielded the ball well to complete a couple of dribbles.
His pass accuracy was below its usual standard, with only 23 of 37 passes (62%) reaching their target. But for the most part, it was another solid display.
All the same, Nurnberg ended up losing 1-0, prolonging their recent struggles. Since football’s return in Germany, they’ve lost two and drawn four, winning none.
Though they only conceded more than one goal in one of those six games, they also only kept a clean sheet on one occasion. Nurnberg failed to score in half of those matches as well. As a result, they sit precariously above the relegation zone.
Mavropanos is doing pretty well individually and drawing transfer interest from multiple German clubs. But he’s definitely playing in an underperforming team right now.