La Liga: Deportivo Alavés tops Espanyol 2-1

VITORIA-GASTEIZ. Deportivo Alavés defeated Espanyol to win 2-1.

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VITORIA-GASTEIZ. Deportivo Alavés overcome Espanyol to win 2-1. It was Deportivo Alavés to strike first with an early goal of M. de la Fuente at the 7′. Then it was a penalty in the 14′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, G. Escalante gave the win to Deportivo Alavés in the 59′ minute with a goal.

Y. Herrera received a red card (46′)​. This double yellow card was one of the reason why Espanyol lost the match.

The match was played at the Estadio de Mendizorroza stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz on Wednesday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Valentín Pizarro Gómez with the assistance of José Antonio Garrido Romero and Iván Masso Granado. The 4th official was Miguel González Díaz.

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Deportivo Alavés was in possession of the ball for 46% of the time vs. Espanyol that controlled the ball for 54% of the time.

Deportivo Alavés was more aggressive with 61 dangerous attacks and 27 shots of which 10 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Deportivo Alavés won the match.

Deportivo Alavés shot 27 times, 10 on target, 17 off target. On the opposite side, Espanyol shot 5 times, 3 on target, 2 off target.

Cards

Deportivo Alavés received 3 yellow cards (M. Loum, V. Laguardia and M. Tenas). On the opposite side, Espanyol received 2 yellow cards (Y. Herrera and A. Vidal).

Also, Espanyol didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after Y. Herrera (Espanyol) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (46′).

After this encounter, Deportivo Alavés will have 28 points to stay in the 20th place. On the opposite side, Espanyol will stay with 40 points to stay in the 13th place.

Match Events

  • 7'
    7'

    M. de la Fuente

  • 14'
    14'

    R. de Tomas (Penalty)

  • 30'
    30'

    Y. Herrera

  • 40'
    40'

    A. Vidal

  • 42'
    42'

    M. Loum

  • 46'
    46'

    Y. Herrera

  • 49'
    49'

    R. Sanchez

    A. Vidal

  • 49'
    49'

    D. Lopez

    O. Melendo

  • 59'
    59'

    G. Escalante

  • 75'
    75'

    T. Vilhena

    N. Melamed

  • 76'
    76'

    F. Merida

    F. Calero

  • 76'
    76'

    M. Tenas

    M. de la Fuente

  • 76'
    76'

    Wu Lei

    R. de Tomas

  • 83'
    83'

    M. Aguirregabiria

    Jason

  • 83'
    83'

    T. Pina

    G. Escalante

  • 90'
    90'

    V. Laguardia

  • 90'
    90'

    M. Tenas

  • 90'
    90'

    P. Pons

    L. Rioja

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Deportivo Alavés will play away against Levante on the 15th of May with a 6-1 head to head record in favor of Deportivo Alavés (2 draws).

Espanyol will host Valencia on the 15th of May with a 19-9 head to head stats in favor of Valencia (5 draws).

Deportivo Alavés: Formation and Lineups

Deportivo Alavés started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Julio Velázquez Santiago chose to play with the following team: Fernando Pacheco (6.5), Nahuel Tenaglia (6.3), Víctor Laguardia (6.5), Florian Lejeune (7.1), Rubén Duarte (7.0), Gonzalo Escalante (7.1), Mamadou Loum (7.0), Jason (7.5), Miguel de la Fuente (7.6), Luis Rioja (7.3) and Joselu (8.3).

Substitutes

Deportivo Alavés made 4 changes: M. de la Fuente for M. Tenas (76′), Jason for M. Aguirregabiria (83′), G. Escalante for T. Pina (83′) and L. Rioja for P. Pons (90′).

Top player: Joselu

Probably the most impressive player in Deportivo Alavés was Joselu even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.3) with 27 passes (74% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 12.

Espanyol: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Vicente Moreno Peris played with: Diego López (7.2), Aleix Vidal (6.6), Fernando Calero (6.2), Sergi Gómez (6.1), Leandro Cabrera (6.8), Óscar Melendo (6.5), Yangel Herrera (7.0), Sergi Darder (6.7), Javi Puado (6.2), Raúl de Tomás (7.4) and Nicolás Melamed (6.8).

Substitutes

Espanyol made 5 changes: A. Vidal for R. Sanchez (49′), O. Melendo for D. Lopez (49′), N. Melamed for T. Vilhena (75′), F. Calero for F. Merida (76′) and R. de Tomas for Wu Lei (76′).

Top player: Raúl de Tomás

Probably the most impressive player in Espanyol was Raúl de Tomás.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 25 passes (92% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses.

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