La Liga: Levante tops Deportivo Alavés 3-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit

VALENCIA. Levante was capable to turn the table against Deportivo Alavés.

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VALENCIA. Levante was capable to turn the table against Deportivo Alavés. It was Deportivo Alavés to score first with a goal from Joselu. However, later Levante found the way to turn the table scoring 3 consecutive goals with O. Duarte (53′), R. Marti (75′) and J. L. Morales (90′). Levante was vastly superior ball possession (64%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia stadium in Valencia on Sunday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Guillermo Cuadra Fernández who was helped by Roberto Alonso Fernández and Juan José López Mir. The 4th official was Carlos Calderiña Pavón. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.8 degrees Celsius or 65.82 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 64%.​

Match Statistics

Levante was in firm control of the ball 64% while Deportivo Alavés was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

Levante was more aggressive with 37 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Levante won the contest.

Levante shot 15 times, 5 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Deportivo Alavés shot 6 times, 2 on target, 4 off target.

Cards

Levante received 7 yellow cards (J. Campana, J. L. Morales, M. Saracchi, M. Malsa, Son, R. Soldado and O. Duarte). On the other side, Deportivo Alavés received 6 yellow cards (P. Pons, M. de la Fuente, E. Mendez, G. Escalante, M. Tenas and F. Lejeune).

After playing this match, Levante will have 29 points to stay in the 20th place. On the other side, Deportivo Alavés will stay with 31 points to stay in the 19th place.

Match Events

  • 17'
    17'

    J. Campana

  • 29'
    29'

    J. L. Morales

  • 36'
    36'

    M. Saracchi

  • 37'
    37'

    Joselu

  • 39'
    39'

    P. Pons

  • 53'
    53'

    O. Duarte

  • 54'
    54'

    M. de la Fuente

  • 57'
    57'

    E. Mendez

    M. de la Fuente

  • 57'
    57'

    M. Garcia

    Jason

  • 58'
    58'

    M. Malsa

  • 66'
    66'

    Pepelu

    A. Cantero

  • 66'
    66'

    D. Gomez

    M. Malsa

  • 70'
    70'

    M. Vallejo

    P. Pons

  • 72'
    72'

    E. Mendez

  • 75'
    75'

    R. Marti

  • 79'
    79'

    R. Soldado

    R. Marti

  • 76'
    76'

    G. Melero

    M. Saracchi

  • 80'
    80'

    J. Miramon

    E. Bardhi

  • 80'
    80'

    M. Tenas

    V. Laguardia

  • 81'
    81'

    N. Tenaglia

    R. Duarte

  • 81'
    81'

    Son

  • 86'
    86'

    G. Escalante

  • 89'
    89'

    R. Soldado

  • 89'
    89'

    M. Tenas

  • 90'
    90'

    R. Vezo

  • 90'
    90'

    F. Lejeune

  • 90'
    90'

    Coke

  • 90'
    90'

    J. L. Morales

    J. Campana

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Levante will play away against Rayo Vallecano on the 22nd of May with a 7-5 head to head record in favor of Rayo Vallecano (3 draws).

Deportivo Alavés will host Cádiz on the 22nd of May with a 1-1 head to head record.

Levante: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Alessio Lisci chose to play with the following team: Alejandro Primo (6.8), Son (6.7), Rúben Vezo (6.8), Óscar Duarte (7.4), Marcelo Saracchi (6.5), Álejandro Cantero (6.3), José Campaña (6.8), Mickaël Malsa (7.1), José Luis Morales (7.4), Enis Bardhi (6.1) and Roger Martí (7.1).

Substitutes

Levante made 5 changes: A. Cantero for Pepelu (66′), M. Malsa for D. Gomez (66′), R. Marti for R. Soldado (79′), M. Saracchi for G. Melero (76′) and E. Bardhi for J. Miramon (80′).

Top player: Óscar Duarte

The player who no doubt impressed Levante the most was Óscar Duarte.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 56 passes (89% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 9.

Deportivo Alavés: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Julio Velázquez Santiago played with: Fernando Pacheco (6.1), Ximo Navarro (6.5), Víctor Laguardia (6.9), Florian Lejeune (7.0), Rubén Duarte (6.2), Pere Pons (6.6), Gonzalo Escalante (6.8), Jason (6.2), Miguel de la Fuente (6.4), Luis Rioja (7.0) and Joselu (7.4).

Substitutes

Deportivo Alavés made 5 changes: M. de la Fuente for E. Mendez (57′), Jason for M. Garcia (57′), P. Pons for M. Vallejo (70′), V. Laguardia for M. Tenas (80′) and R. Duarte for N. Tenaglia (81′).

Top player: Joselu

The player who no doubt impressed Deportivo Alavés the most was Joselu.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 16 passes (50% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.

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