Grimaldo got off to a flying start in the Bundesliga and has already started 5 games and played 100% of the minutes. The Aspirin team managed a respectable draw in the home game of the all-powerful FC Bayern Munich, which ensured that they were able to maintain their lead in the Bundesliga for another day, yes, in terms of goal percentage.
Grimaldo had the luxury of bragging rights in Munich with a stunning free-kick goal that silenced the Allianz Arena and signing a great game with a pass accuracy of 89% (51/57 passes) against a team like Bayern that always jumps under pressure to try to steal in the opponent’s field.
The Spaniard was signed precisely so that his attacking play would be fundamental in the team. Since last season at Benfica, he has been the defender with the most assists in Europe with 14. If you add that in addition to the assists With its great ability to create danger from set pieces, Leverkusen has a deadly weapon to generate chances both in the game and from set pieces.
Defensively, Grimaldo isn’t far behind as the Spaniard averages 4 ball recoveries per game, 62% successful tackles and 50% tackles won per game. His defensive contribution in Munich was key to winning points against the favorites for the league title, winning 7 of 11 duels at ground level.