La Liga: Villarreal obliterates Elche 4-0 showing huge dominance

VALENCIA. Villarreal demolishes Elche 4-0 with goals of

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VALENCIA. Villarreal demolishes Elche 4-0 with goals of G. Moreno (26′), G. Lo Celso (36′), F. Coquelin (89′) and J. L. Morales (90′).

The match was played at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia stadium in Valencia on Sunday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. The referee was Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias who had the assistance of Julián Villaseñor Julián and Alejandro Estévez Iglesias. The 4th official was Albert Catalá Ferrán. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot around 25.5 degrees Celsius or 77.94 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 58%.​

Match Statistics

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

Elche was more aggressive with 41 dangerous attacks and 6 shots of which 0 were on target. Anyhow, Villarreal was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Villarreal shot 18 times, 10 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Elche shot 6 times, 0 on target, 6 off target.

Cards

Villarreal received 1 yellow card (N. Jackson). On the other side, Elche received 3 yellow cards (R. Guti, P. Milla and E. Roco).

After playing this match, Villarreal will have 7 points like Athletic Club, Atlético Madrid, Celta de Vigo and Real Sociedad to stay in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Elche will stay with 1 points like Espanyol, Sevilla, Getafe and Real Valladolid to stay in the 16th place.

Match Events

  • 26'
    26'

    G. Moreno

  • 36'
    36'

    G. Lo Celso

    N. Jackson

  • 42'
    42'

    N. Jackson

  • 43'
    43'

    R. Guti

  • 46'
    46'

    J. L. Morales

    N. Jackson

  • 46'
    46'

    G. Gumbau

    R. Guti

  • 57'
    57'

    P. Milla

    L. Boye

  • 57'
    57'

    R. Marti

    E. Ponce

  • 59'
    59'

    P. Milla

  • 65'
    65'

    S. Chukwueze

    Y. Pino

  • 65'
    65'

    A. Baena

    G. Moreno

  • 70'
    70'

    D. Quina

    A. Collado

  • 70'
    70'

    Josan

    Tete Morente

  • 79'
    79'

    A. Mandi

    Kiko

  • 79'
    79'

    F. Coquelin

    G. Lo Celso

  • 81'
    81'

    E. Roco

  • 89'
    89'

    F. Coquelin

  • 90'
    90'

    J. L. Morales

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Villarreal will play away against Real Betis on the 11th of September with a 13-7 head to head statistic in favor of Villarreal (6 draws).

Elche will host Athletic Club on the 11th of September with a 3-2 head to head record in favor of Athletic Club (4 draws).

Villarreal: Formation and Lineups

Villarreal adopted the conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Unai Emery Etxegoien chose to play with the following team: Gerónimo Rulli (6.8), Kiko Femenía (7.2), Raúl Albiol (7.2), Pau Torres (7.1), Alfonso Pedraza (7.3), Yéremy Pino (6.8), Étienne Capoue (6.8), Dani Parejo (7.0), Giovani Lo Celso (7.2), Gerard Moreno (7.2) and Nicolas Jackson (7.4).

Substitutes

Villarreal made 5 changes: N. Jackson for J. L. Morales (46′), Y. Pino for S. Chukwueze (65′), G. Moreno for A. Baena (65′), Kiko for A. Mandi (79′) and G. Lo Celso for F. Coquelin (79′).

Top player: Nicolas Jackson

The player who no doubt impressed Villarreal the most was Nicolas Jackson even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.4) with 7 passes (85% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 7.

Elche: Formation and Lineups

Also Elche adopted the conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the opposite side, Francisco Javier Rodríguez Vílchez played with: Édgar Badía (7.3), Helibelton Palacios (6.4), Enzo Roco (6.6), Pedro Bigas (7.0), Carlos Clerc (7.5), Tete Morente (6.7), Omar Mascarell (6.5), Raúl Guti (6.1), Alex Collado (6.5), Lucas Boyé (6.6) and Ezequiel Ponce (6.1).

Substitutes

Elche made 5 changes: R. Guti for G. Gumbau (46′), L. Boye for P. Milla (57′), E. Ponce for R. Marti (57′), A. Collado for D. Quina (70′) and Tete Morente for Josan (70′).

Top player: Carlos Clerc

Probably the most impressive player in Elche was Carlos Clerc.

His rating is (7.5) with 30 passes (83% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 7. He performed 6 crosses.

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