GRANADA. Granada prevails over Athletic Club 1-0 after A. Collado scored just 1 goal (35′). Athletic Club lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).
M. Vesga received a red card (85′). This double yellow card was one of the reason why Athletic Club lost the match.
The match was played at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes stadium in Granada on Tuesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was José María Sánchez Martínez who was helped by Raúl Cabañero Martínez and Juan José López Mir. The 4th official was Juan Antonio Campos Salinas. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 16.8 degrees Celsius or 62.19 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 56%.
Athletic Club was in firm control of the ball 59% while Granada was struggling with a 41% ball possession.
Granada was more aggressive with 44 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Granada won the contest.
Granada shot 13 times, 3 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Athletic Club shot 10 times, 1 on target, 9 off target.
Granada received 4 yellow cards (Quini, S. Escudero, D. Duarte and Y. Eteki). On the opposite side, Athletic Club received 1 yellow card (M. Vesga).
Also, Athletic Club didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after M. Vesga (Athletic Club) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (85′).
After playing this match, Granada will have 34 points to stay in the 17th place. On the opposite side, Athletic Club will stay with 52 points to stay in the 8th place.
L. Suárez Charris (Goal Disallowed)
Athletic Club will host Osasuna on the 15th of May with a 14-7 head to head in favor of Athletic Club (6 draws).
Granada: Formation and Lineups
Granada started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Aitor Karanka de la Hoz chose to play with the following team: Luis Maximiano , Quini , Víctor Díaz , Domingos Duarte , Sergio Escudero , Alex Collado , Maxime Gonalons , Luis Milla , Antonio Puertas , Jorge Molina and Myrto Uzuni .
Granada made 4 changes: V. Diaz for G. Sanchez (59′), M. Gonalons for Y. Eteki (78′), M. Uzuni for L. Suarez (78′) and A. Puertas for S. Arias (88′).
Top player: Luis Milla
The player who no doubt impressed Granada the most was Luis Milla even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 26 passes (84% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 8. He performed 2 crosses.
Athletic Club: Formation and Lineups
Athletic Club started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
On the opposite side, Marcelino García Toral played with: Unai Simón , Íñigo Lekue , Daniel Vivian , Iñigo Martínez , Yuri Berchiche , Nico Williams , Unai Vencedor , Dani García , Iker Muniain , Álex Berenguer and Asier Villalibre .
Athletic Club made 5 changes: I. Lekue for A. Petxa (58′), N. Williams for I. Williams (59′), D. Garcia for M. Vesga (58′), U. Vencedor for O. Zarraga (69′) and A. Villalibre for R. Garcia (74′).
Top player: Iker Muniain
The player who no doubt impressed Athletic Club the most was Iker Muniain.
His rating iswith 44 passes (81% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 6 crosses.
Results of the day
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