Villarreal 1-0 Girona: overcomes 1-0 with a late goal scored by

VILLARREAL. Villarreal snatched a late win Girona 1-0 after scored just 1 goal (90').

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VILLARREAL. Villarreal snatched a late win Girona 1-0 after scored just 1 goal (90′). Villarreal was vastly superior ball possession (70%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

S. Bueno received a red card (79′)​. This double yellow card was one of the reason why Girona lost the match.

Gerard Moreno missed a penalty (90′) for Villarreal.​

The match was played at the Estadio de la Cerámica stadium in Villarreal on Sunday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. In the presence of 15,129 spectators.​ The referee was Carlos del Cerro Grande with the help of Diego Barbero Sevilla and Gonzalo García González. The 4th official was Fulgencio Madrid Martínez. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 8.2 degrees Celsius or 46.78 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 58%.​

Match Statistics

Villarreal was in firm control of the ball 70% while Girona was struggling with a 30% ball possession.

Villarreal was more aggressive with 79 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Villarreal won the match.

Villarreal shot 19 times, 9 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Girona shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target.

Cards

Villarreal received 5 yellow cards (Gerard Moreno, Yéremy Pino, Pau Torres, Álex Baena and Alberto Moreno). Regarding the opposition, Girona received 4 yellow cards (S. Bueno, Miguel Gutiérrez, Cristhian Stuani and Juanpe).

Also, Girona didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after S. Bueno (Girona) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (79′).

After playing this encounter, Villarreal will have 28 points like Real Betis to stay in the 5th place. Regarding the opposition, Girona will stay with 21 points to stay in the 11th place.

Match Events

  • 3'
    3'

    S. Bueno

  • 19'
    19'

    Gerard Moreno

  • 25'
    25'

    Yéremy Pino

  • 33'
    33'

    Miguel Gutiérrez

  • 37'
    37'

    Pau Torres

  • 40'
    40'

    Cristhian Stuani

  • 45'
    45'

    Álex Baena

  • 62'
    62'

    Mamadou Mbacke

    Jorge Cuenca

  • 64'
    64'

    Y. Herrera

    Iván Martín

  • 64'
    64'

    Taty Castellanos

    Cristhian Stuani

  • 75'
    75'

    Borja García

    Aleix García

  • 75'
    75'

    Valery Fernández

    Toni Villa

  • 79'
    79'

    S. Bueno

  • 79'
    79'

    Álex Baena

  • 81'
    81'

    Juanpe

    Miguel Gutiérrez

  • 81'
    81'

    José Luis Morales

    Yéremy Pino

  • 81'
    81'

    Manu Trigueros

    Étienne Capoue

  • 86'
    86'

    Diego Collado

    Samuel Chukwueze

  • 86'
    86'

    Alberto Moreno

    J. Mojica

  • 90'
    90'

    Gerard Moreno

    Gerard Moreno

  • 90'
    90'

    Alberto Moreno

  • 90'
    90'

    Dani Parejo (Penalty)

  • 90'
    90'

    Juanpe

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Villarreal will host Rayo Vallecano on the 30th of January with a 10-2 head to head stats in favor of Villarreal (1 draw).

Girona will host FC Barcelona on the 28th of January with a 3-0 head to head stats in favor of FC Barcelona (1 draw).

Villarreal: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Enrique Setién Solar chose to play with the following team: Pepe Reina (6.8), Aïssa Mandi (7.1), Jorge Cuenca (6.9), Pau Torres (7.3), Johan Mojica (6.7), Étienne Capoue (6.2), Dani Parejo (7.2), Alejandro Baena (7.7), Samuel Chukwueze (7.1), Gerard Moreno (6.7) and Yéremy Pino (7.1).

Substitutes

Villarreal made 5 changes: Jorge Cuenca for Mamadou Mbacke (62′), Yéremy Pino for José Luis Morales (81′), Étienne Capoue for Manu Trigueros (81′), Samuel Chukwueze for Diego Collado (86′) and J. Mojica for Alberto Moreno (86′).

Top player: Alejandro Baena

Probably the most impressive player in Villarreal was Alejandro Baena even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (7.7) with 42 passes (83% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 13. He performed 2 crosses.

Girona: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Miguel Ángel Sánchez Muñoz played with: Paulo Gazzaniga (8.3), Arnau Martínez (6.9), Santiago Bueno (6.6), Bernardo Espinosa (7.1), Miguel Gutiérrez (6.2), Oriol Romeu (7.0), Aleix García (7.2), Toni Villa (6.6), Iván Martín (6.5), Rodrigo Riquelme (7.1) and Cristhian Stuani (6.1).

Substitutes

Girona made 5 changes: Iván Martín for Y. Herrera (64′), Cristhian Stuani for Taty Castellanos (64′), Aleix García for Borja García (75′), Toni Villa for Valery Fernández (75′) and Miguel Gutiérrez for Juanpe (81′).

Best player: Paulo Gazzaniga

The player that probably impressed the most for Girona was the goalkeeper: Paulo Gazzaniga. His rating is 8.25. He performed 7 saves.

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