ELCHE. Athletic Club had a smooth win over Elche. Athletic Club was just to good to grab a decisive 4-0 lead with N. Mercau (9′), O. Sancet (13′), N. Williams (23′) and A. Berenguer (44′). Elche reduced the distance with a goal (59′) by E. Ponce, but there was not much to do for them.
The match was played at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero stadium in Elche on Sunday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. In the presence of 24,176 spectators. The referee was Mario Melero López who had the assistance of José Luis Martínez Serrato and Joan Méndez Mateo. The 4th official was Abraham Domínguez Cervantes. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 29.2 degrees Celsius or 84.61 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 70%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Elche was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Athletic Club that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.
Athletic Club was more aggressive with 48 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Athletic Club won the match.
Elche shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Athletic Club shot 17 times, 9 on target, 8 off target.
Elche received 4 yellow cards (O. Mascarell, E. Roco, F. Rodriguez and P. Bigas). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Athletic Club.
After playing this match, Elche will stay with 1 points like Getafe to stay in the 18th place. On the other side, Athletic Club will have 7 points like Girona, Rayo Vallecano, Real Sociedad and Celta de Vigo to stay in the 7th place.
N. Mercau (OG)
O. Sancet (Penalty)
Athletic Club will host Rayo Vallecano on the 17th of September with a 8-4 head to head statistic in favor of Athletic Club (4 draws).
Elche: Formation and Lineups
Elche adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Francisco Javier Rodríguez Vílchez chose to play with the following team: Édgar Badía , Pol Lirola , Enzo Roco , Pedro Bigas , Nicolás Fernández , Omar Mascarell , Gerard Gumbau , Alex Collado , Domingos Quina , Pere Milla and Lucas Boyé .
Elche made 5 changes: O. Mascarell for E. Ponce (38′), A. Collado for Fidel (46′), E. Roco for J. Chetauya (48′), P. Lirola for Josan (66′) and G. Gumbau for R. Guti (72′).
Top player: Lucas Boyé
The player who no doubt impressed Elche the most was Lucas Boyé.
His rating iswith 19 passes (89% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12. He performed 2 crosses.
Athletic Club: Formation and Lineups
Also Athletic Club adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Ernesto Valverde Tejedor played with: Unai Simón , Óscar de Marcos , Daniel Vivian , Iñigo Martínez , Íñigo Lekue , Oihan Sancet , Dani García , Nico Williams , Iker Muniain , Álex Berenguer and Iñaki Williams .
Athletic Club made 5 changes: N. Williams for O. Zarraga (64′), O. Sancet for R. Garcia (64′), D. Garcia for M. Vesga (72′), I. Muniain for G. Guruzeta (82′) and I. Williams for J. Morcillo (78′).
Top player: Álex Berenguer
Probably the most impressive player in Athletic Club was Álex Berenguer.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 30 passes (63% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 8 duels out of 13. He performed 2 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Results of the day
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