VALENCIA. Levante overcome Real Sociedad to win 2-1. A penalty from G. Melero was decisive in the 90min. All goals were scored in the second half. It was Levante to strike first with a goal of J. Miramon at the 53′. Then it was a goal in the 66′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, G. Melero gave the win to Levante in the 90′ minute with a penalty. Real Sociedad was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (65%).
The match was played at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia stadium in Valencia on Friday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Javier Alberola Rojas with the help of Teodoro Sobrino Magán and Iván Hernández Ramos. The 4th official was David López Jiménez. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 14.3 degrees Celsius or 57.81 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 61%.
Real Sociedad was in firm control of the ball 65% while Levante was struggling with a 35% ball possession.
Real Sociedad was more aggressive with 61 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 5 were on target. Nevertheless, Levante was able to find the solution to win this contest.
Levante shot 16 times, 8 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Real Sociedad shot 19 times, 5 on target, 14 off target.
Levante received 2 yellow cards (Rober Pier and S. Postigo). On the opposite side, Real Sociedad received 3 yellow cards (A. Isak, D. Rico and R. Le Normand).
After this contest, Levante will have 26 points to stay in the 20th place. On the other side, Real Sociedad will stay with 56 points to stay in the 6th place.
R. Le Normand
G. Melero (Penalty)
J. L. Morales
Real Sociedad will host Cádiz on the 12th of May with a 4-0 head to head statistic in favor of Real Sociedad (1 draw).
Levante: Formation and Lineups
Levante started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
The manager Alessio Lisci chose to play with the following team: Dani Cárdenas , Jorge Miramón , Róber Pier , Óscar Duarte , Rúben Vezo , Son , Nemanja Radoja , Pepelu , José Campaña , Dani Gómez and José Luis Morales .
Levante made 5 changes: D. Gomez for E. Bardhi (63′), J. Campana for G. Melero (63′), N. Radoja for R. Marti (76′), O. Duarte for S. Postigo (76′) and J. L. Morales for M. Malsa (90′).
Top player: Jorge Miramón
Probably the most impressive player in Levante was Jorge Miramón.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 37 passes (59% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.
Real Sociedad: Formation and Lineups
Real Sociedad started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
On the other side, Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea played with: Álex Remiro , Andoni Gorosabel , Igor Zubeldia , Robin Le Normand , Diego Rico , Mikel Merino , Martín Zubimendi , Rafinha Alcântara , David Silva , Alexander Sørloth and Alexander Isak .
Real Sociedad made 3 changes: Rafinha for A. Januzaj (84′), A. Isak for Portu (84′) and M. Merino for A. Illarramendi (90′).
Top player: David Silva
The player who no doubt impressed Real Sociedad the most was David Silva.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 63 passes (93% accurate) and 8 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 8. He performed 5 crosses.