Major League Soccer: Cincinnati prevails over Charlotte 2-0 on Sunday

NERUL. Cincinnati beats Charlotte with a 2-0 win with a goal from N. Hagglund (38') and a goal from L. Acosta (81').

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NERUL. Cincinnati beats Charlotte with a 2-0 win with a goal from N. Hagglund (38′) and a goal from L. Acosta (81′). Charlotte was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (64%).​

The match was played at the Dr. DY Patil Stadium stadium in Nerul on Sunday and it started at 5:00 am local time. In the presence of 21,165 spectators.​ The referee was Michael Radchuk with the help of Brian Poeschel and Gjovalin Bori. The 4th official was Calin Radosav. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 27.9 degrees Celsius or 82.29 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 100%.​

Match Statistics

Charlotte was in firm control of the ball 64% while Cincinnati was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

Charlotte was more aggressive with 48 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 2 were on target. Anyhow, Cincinnati found a way to find the solution to win this match.​

Cincinnati shot 12 times, 4 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Charlotte shot 14 times, 2 on target, 12 off target.

Cards

Cincinnati received 2 yellow cards (A. Barreal and L. Acosta). On the other side, Charlotte received 3 yellow cards (Bender Ben, N. Santos and Y. Reyna).

After playing this contest, Cincinnati will have 35 points like New England to stay in the 8th place. On the other side, Charlotte will stay with 32 points to move up in the 13th place.

Match Events

  • 23'
    23'

    A. Barreal

  • 38'
    38'

    N. Hagglund

    L. Acosta

  • 58'
    58'

    Bender Ben

  • 58'
    58'

    K. Swiderski

    Bender Ben

  • 62'
    62'

    Y. Kubo

    J. Moreno

  • 67'
    67'

    N. Santos

    D. Jones

  • 67'
    67'

    A. Shinyashiki

    D. Rios

  • 76'
    76'

    R. Gaddis

    A. Powell

  • 76'
    76'

    S. Santos

    Brenner

  • 80'
    80'

    N. Santos

  • 81'
    81'

    L. Acosta

    Y. Kubo

  • 86'
    86'

    N. Byrne

    H. Afful

  • 86'
    86'

    Y. Reyna

    K. A. Calderon Vargas

  • 88'
    88'

    Y. Reyna

  • 88'
    88'

    J. Nelson

    A. Barreal

  • 88'
    88'

    D. Badji

    B. Vazquez

  • 90'
    90'

    L. Acosta

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Cincinnati will play away with New York City on the 8th of September with a 6-0 head to head stats in favor of New York City (1 draw).

Charlotte will host New York City on the 10th of September with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of Charlotte (0 draws).

Cincinnati: Formation and Lineups

Cincinnati started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

The manager Pat Noonan chose to play with the following team: Roman Celentano (6.9), Alvas Powell (6.6), Nick Hagglund (7.5), Geoff Cameron (7.3), Matthew Miazga (7.9), Álvaro Barreal (7.0), Luciano Acosta (8.5), Obinna Nwobodo (6.7), Júnior Moreno (7.0), Brandon Vazquez (6.2) and Brenner (6.8).

Substitutes

Cincinnati made 5 changes: J. Moreno for Y. Kubo (62′), A. Powell for R. Gaddis (76′), Brenner for S. Santos (76′), A. Barreal for J. Nelson (88′) and B. Vazquez for D. Badji (88′).

Top player: Luciano Acosta

The player who no doubt impressed Cincinnati the most was Luciano Acosta.

His rating is (8.5) with 1 goal, 30 passes (73% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 9. He performed 5 crosses.

Charlotte: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Christian Lattanzio played with: Kristijan Kahlina (6.5), Harrison Afful (6.8), Adilson Malanda (6.6), Anton Walkes (6.6), Joseph Mora (6.4), Brandt Bronico (6.5), Derrick Jones (6.5), Benjamin Bender (6.4), Kerwin Calderón Vargas (7.5), Daniel Rios (6.3) and Kamil Jóźwiak (7.3).

Substitutes

Charlotte made 5 changes: Bender Ben for K. Swiderski (58′), D. Jones for N. Santos (67′), D. Rios for A. Shinyashiki (67′), H. Afful for N. Byrne (86′) and K. A. Calderon Vargas for Y. Reyna (86′).

Top player: Kerwin Calderón Vargas

Probably the most impressive player in Charlotte was Kerwin Calderón Vargas.

His rating is (7.5) with 32 passes (93% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 8. He performed 13 crosses.

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