Major League Soccer: Nashville SC defeats Austin 3-0

Nashville SC was finally too strong for Austin.

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Nashville SC was eventually too good for Austin with the goal of W. Zimmerman (50′), H. Mukhtar (82′) and H. Mukhtar (90′). Austin lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).

The match was held on Sunday and this began at 12:30 am UTC. The referee was Nima Saghafi who had the assistance of Jason White and Kevin Lock. The 4th official was Elton Garcia.

Match Statistics

Austin was in firm control of the ball 59% while Nashville SC was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Austin was more aggressive with 47 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 5 were on target. Nevertheless, Nashville SC was capable to find the solution to win this match.​

Nashville SC shot 16 times, 7 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Austin shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Nashville SC received 1 yellow card (H. Mukhtar). On the opposite side, Austin received 5 yellow cards (D. Fagundez, J. Cascante, N. Lima, M. K. Djitte and ).

Also, Austin didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after M. K. Djitte (Austin) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (90′).

After this contest, Nashville SC will have 42 points like Real Salt Lake to stay in the 5th place. On the other side, Austin will stay with 51 points to stay in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 39'
    39'

    D. Fagundez

  • 50'
    50'

    W. Zimmerman

  • 54'
    54'

    J. Cascante

  • 54'
    54'

    A. Ring

    O. Wolff

  • 54'
    54'

    N. Lima

    Z. Kolmanic

  • 64'
    64'

    M. K. Djitte

    D. Hoesen

  • 64'
    64'

    E. Rigoni

    E. Finlay

  • 73'
    73'

    L. Haakenson

    J. Shaffelburg

  • 73'
    73'

    A. Godoy

    S. Davis

  • 75'
    75'

    N. Lima

  • 78'
    78'

    Felipe

    D. Fagundez

  • 78'
    78'

    T. Bunbury

    C. Sapong

  • 82'
    82'

    H. Mukhtar

  • 83'
    83'

    H. Mukhtar

  • 87'
    87'

    J. Maher

    A. Muyl

  • 90'
    90'

    H. Mukhtar

  • 90'
    90'

    M. K. Djitte

  • 90'
    90'

    M. K. Djitte

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Nashville SC will host LA Galaxy on the 10th of September with a 1-0 head to head in favor of LA Galaxy (0 draws).

Austin will play away against Seattle Sounders on the 11th of September with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of Seattle Sounders (2 draws).

Nashville SC and Austin will play the return match on the at the

Nashville SC: Formation and Lineups

Nashville SC adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Gary Smith chose to play with the following team: Joe Willis (7.9), Shaq Moore (6.8), Walker Zimmerman (7.8), Dave Romney (6.8), Daniel Lovitz (8.2), Sean Davis (7.4), Dax McCarty (7.4), Alex Muyl (7.1), Hany Mukhtar (7.8), Jacob Shaffelburg (7.1) and Charles Sapong (7.0).

Substitutes

Nashville SC made 4 changes: J. Shaffelburg for L. Haakenson (73′), S. Davis for A. Godoy (73′), C. Sapong for T. Bunbury (77′) and A. Muyl for J. Maher (87′).

Top player: Daniel Lovitz

The player who no doubt impressed Nashville SC the most was Daniel Lovitz even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.2) with 30 passes (73% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 7. He performed 6 crosses.

Austin: Formation and Lineups

Also Austin adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Josh Wolff played with: Brad Stuver (7.0), Jon Gallagher (6.6), Julio Cascante (6.8), Ruben Gabrielsen (6.4), Žan Kolmanič (6.7), Owen Wolff (6.6), Daniel Pereira Gil (6.9), Ethan Finlay (6.1), Sebastián Driussi (7.0), Diego Fagúndez (6.4) and Danny Hoesen (6.6).

Substitutes

Austin made 5 changes: O. Wolff for A. Ring (54′), Z. Kolmanic for N. Lima (54′), D. Hoesen for M. K. Djitte (64′), E. Finlay for E. Rigoni (64′) and D. Fagundez for Felipe (77′).

Top player: Emiliano Rigoni

Probably the most impressive player in Austin was Emiliano Rigoni.

His rating is (7.1) with 6 passes (100% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 1. He performed 1 cross.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 64′.

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