Espanyol 1-0 Athletic Club: defeats 1-0 with a goal scored by M. Braithwaite

BILBAO. Espanyol prevails over Athletic Club 1-0 after M. Braithwaite scored just 1 goal (83').

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BILBAO. Espanyol tops Athletic Club 1-0 after M. Braithwaite scored just 1 goal (83′). Athletic Club was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (66%).​

The match was played at the San Mamés Barria stadium in Bilbao on Sunday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. The referee was Juan Martínez Munuera with the assistance of Diego Barbero Sevilla and Miguel Martínez Munuera. The 4th official was Manuel Pozueta Rodríguez. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was extremely hot around 31.8 degrees Celsius or 89.28 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 29%.​

Match Statistics

Athletic Club was in firm control of the ball 66% while Espanyol was struggling with a 34% ball possession.

Athletic Club was more aggressive with 85 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 3 were on target. Nevertheless, Espanyol was capable to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Athletic Club shot 17 times, 3 on target, 14 off target. On the other side, Espanyol shot 10 times, 3 on target, 7 off target.

Cards

Athletic Club received 3 yellow cards (O. Sancet, O. de Marcos and U. Vencedor). On the opposite side, Espanyol received 2 yellow cards (L. Cabrera and D. Gomez).

After playing this match, Athletic Club will stay with 7 points like Villarreal, Atlético Madrid, Celta de Vigo and Real Sociedad to move up in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Espanyol will have 1 points like Elche, Sevilla, Getafe and Real Valladolid to stay in the 15th place.

Match Events

  • 45'
    45'

    L. Cabrera

  • 46'
    46'

    K. Bare

    Exposito

  • 54'
    54'

    O. Sancet

  • 56'
    56'

    G. Guruzeta

    N. Williams

  • 61'
    61'

    Simo

    K. Bare

  • 71'
    71'

    J. C. Lazo

    J. Puado

  • 71'
    71'

    O. El Hilali

    F. Calero

  • 71'
    71'

    R. Garcia

    I. Williams

  • 71'
    71'

    U. Vencedor

    O. Sancet

  • 83'
    83'

    M. Braithwaite

    S. Darder

  • 84'
    84'

    J. Morcillo

    I. Lekue

  • 86'
    86'

    D. Gomez

    M. Braithwaite

  • 90'
    90'

    O. de Marcos

  • 90'
    90'

    D. Gomez

  • 90'
    90'

    U. Vencedor

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Athletic Club will play away against Elche on the 11th of September with a 3-2 head to head in favor of Athletic Club (4 draws).

Espanyol will host Sevilla on the 10th of September with a 20-8 head to head in favor of Sevilla (9 draws).

Athletic Club: Formation and Lineups

Athletic Club started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Ernesto Valverde Tejedor chose to play with the following team: Unai Simón (6.2), Óscar de Marcos (7.2), Daniel Vivian (6.8), Yeray Álvarez (6.8), Íñigo Lekue (6.8), Oihan Sancet (6.3), Mikel Vesga (7.2), Nico Williams (7.1), Iker Muniain (6.8), Álex Berenguer (8.0) and Iñaki Williams (6.4).

Substitutes

Athletic Club made 4 changes: N. Williams for G. Guruzeta (56′), I. Williams for R. Garcia (71′), O. Sancet for U. Vencedor (71′) and I. Lekue for J. Morcillo (84′).

Top player: Álex Berenguer

The player who no doubt impressed Athletic Club the most was Álex Berenguer.

His rating is (8.0) with 35 passes (77% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 14. He performed 6 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Espanyol: Formation and Lineups

Espanyol started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Diego Martínez Penas played with: Álvaro Fernández (7.1), Óscar Gil (7.4), Fernando Calero (7.4), Leandro Cabrera (7.0), Brian Oliván (6.8), Vinícius Souza (7.3), Edu Expósito (6.8), Sergi Darder (8.3), Javi Puado (6.6), Joselu (6.4) and Martin Braithwaite (7.0).

Substitutes

Espanyol made 5 changes: Exposito for K. Bare (46′), K. Bare for Simo (61′), J. Puado for J. C. Lazo (71′), F. Calero for O. El Hilali (71′) and M. Braithwaite for D. Gomez (86′).

Top player: Sergi Darder

The player who no doubt impressed Espanyol the most was Sergi Darder even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (8.3) with 40 passes (80% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 2 crosses.

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