Espanyol 1-1 Valencia: Draw on Saturday

CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT. Valencia and Espanyol draw 1-1. M. Gomez scored the first goal (37') for Valencia. R. de settled the score 1-1 (45').


CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT. Valencia and Espanyol draw 1-1. M. Gomez scored the first goal (37′) for Valencia. R. de settled the score 1-1 (45′).

The match was played at the RCDE Stadium stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on Saturday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. In the presence of 14,990 spectators.​ The referee was Alejandro Muñíz Ruiz with the help of Marcos Cerdán Aguilar and Ignacio Alonso López. The 4th official was Daniel Pastoriza Iglesias. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 23.3 degrees Celsius or 73.85 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 55%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Espanyol was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Valencia that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.

Valencia was more aggressive with 40 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 4 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Valencia to win the match​.

Espanyol shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target. On the other side, Valencia shot 17 times, 4 on target, 13 off target.


Espanyol received 4 yellow cards (F. Merida, R. de Tomas, S. Darder and D. Vila). On the other side, Valencia received 1 yellow card (O. Alderete).

After playing this match, Espanyol will have 40 points to stay in the 13th place. On the opposite side, Valencia will have 44 points to stay in the 10th place.

Match Events

  • 4'

    F. Merida

  • 37'

    M. Gomez

  • 43'

    J. Puado Díaz (Goal Disallowed)

  • 45'

    R. de Tomas

  • 45'

    R. de Tomas

  • 58'

    N. Melamed

    O. Melendo

  • 69'

    Y. Musah

    E. Comert

  • 69'

    A. Embarba

    J. Puado

  • 69'

    D. Villahermosa

    F. Merida

  • 70'

    S. Darder

  • 74'

    B. Gil

    C. Soler

  • 74'

    G. Guedes

    U. Racic

  • 74'

    D. Cheryshev

    Marcos Andre

  • 86'


    D. Lopez

  • 87'

    D. Vila

    T. Vilhena

  • 89'

    M. Dominguez

    M. Gomez

  • 90'

    O. Alderete

  • 90'

    D. Vila

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Espanyol will play away with Granada on the 22nd of May with a 8-4 head to head stats in favor of Espanyol (3 draws).

Valencia will host Celta de Vigo on the 22nd of May with a 13-8 head to head in favor of Valencia (4 draws).

Espanyol: Formation and Lineups

Espanyol started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Vicente Moreno Peris chose to play with the following team: Diego López (7.1), Ruben Sanchez Saez (7.5), Sergi Gómez (6.5), David López (7.0), Leandro Cabrera (6.7), Óscar Melendo (6.8), Sergi Darder (6.0), Fran Mérida (6.5), Tonny Vilhena (6.2), Javi Puado (6.8) and Raúl de Tomás (7.0).


Espanyol made 5 changes: O. Melendo for N. Melamed (58′), J. Puado for A. Embarba (69′), F. Merida for D. Villahermosa (69′), D. Lopez for Jofre (86′) and T. Vilhena for D. Vila (87′).

Top player: Ruben Sanchez Saez

Probably the most impressive player in Espanyol was Ruben Sanchez Saez.

His rating is (7.5) with 30 passes (90% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 13. He performed 4 crosses.

Valencia: Formation and Lineups

Valencia started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

On the other side, José Bordalás Jiménez played with: Jasper Cillessen (6.7), Thierry Correia (6.8), Dimitri Foulquier (6.8), Eray Cömert (6.4), Omar Alderete (6.8), José Luis Gayà (7.3), Carlos Soler (6.4), Uroš Račić (7.3), Ilaix Moriba (6.6), Maximiliano Gómez (7.1) and Marcos André (7.3).

Valencia could not rely on the presence of Y. Musah (injured).


Valencia made 5 changes: E. Comert for Y. Musah (69′), C. Soler for B. Gil (74′), U. Racic for G. Guedes (74′), Marcos Andre for D. Cheryshev (74′) and M. Gomez for M. Dominguez (89′).

Top player: Marcos André

The player who no doubt impressed Valencia the most was Marcos André.

His rating is (7.3) with 12 passes (91% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 10 duels out of 19.

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