La Liga: Levante tops Mallorca 2-0 on Saturday

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VALENCIA. Levante defeats Mallorca with a 2-0 win with a goal from R. Soldado (47') and a goal from (90').

VALENCIA. Levante beats Mallorca with a 2-0 win with a goal from R. Soldado (47′) and a goal from (90′). Mallorca lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).

Levante remained in 10 people after J. Campana received a red card in the 83′. Anyway, Levante still succeeded in win this match competing only with 10 players​.

B. Olivan missed a decisive penalty (69′). That would have allowed Mallorca to draw the match.​

The match was played at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia stadium in Valencia on Saturday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was who was helped by Guadalupe Porras Ayuso and Álvaro Yeray Carreño Cabrera. The 4th official was Manuel Jesús Orellana Cid. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 14.9 degrees Celsius or 58.87 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 28%.​

Match Statistics

Mallorca was in firm control of the ball 56% while Levante was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Mallorca was more aggressive with 43 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 9 were on target. Anyhow, Levante managed to find the solution to win this match.​

Levante shot 16 times, 8 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Mallorca shot 15 times, 9 on target, 6 off target.

Cards

Levante received 3 yellow cards (Pepelu, R. Soldado and J. Miramon). On the other side, Mallorca received 1 yellow card (P. Maffeo).

(Levante) was sent out after receiving a red card in the (83′).

After this match, Levante will have 8 points to stay in the 20th place. On the other side, Mallorca will stay with 20 points to stay in the 15th place.

Match Events

  • 2'
    2'

    P. Maffeo

    Pablo Maffeo - Mallorca - receive yellow card for a foul. Fouled by Pablo Maffeo - Mallorca Enric Franquesa - Levante - won a free kick on the left wing.
  • 47'
    47'

    R. Soldado

    Goal! Levante 1, Mallorca 0. Roberto Soldado - Levante - shot with right foot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assist - Enis Bardhi with a through ball.
  • 57'
    57'

    A. Ndiaye

    A. Sanchez

  • 57'
    57'

    B. Olivan

    P. Maffeo

  • 58'
    58'

    J. L. Morales

    R. Soldado

  • 66'
    66'

    R. Soldado

    Roberto Soldado - Levante - receive yellow card.
  • 67'
    67'

    Pepelu

    Pepelu - Levante - receive yellow card.
  • 68'
    68'

    J. Miramon

    Penalty saved! Brian Oliván - Mallorca - fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, shot with left foot saved in the left corner. Jorge Miramón - Levante - receive yellow card.
  • 69'
    69'

    B. Olivan

    New attacking attempt. José Campaña - Levante - shot with right foot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Missed chance. Enis Bardhi - Levante - shot with right foot from the right side of the box goes high. Assist - Roger Martí.
  • 70'
    70'

    G. Melero

    J. Campana

  • 70'
    70'

    S. Postigo

    O. Duarte

  • 77'
    77'

    M. Hoppe

    R. Battaglia

  • 77'
    77'

    S. Sevilla

    J. Llabres

  • 82'
    82'

    F. Niño Rodriguez (Goal Disallowed)

  • 83'
    83'

    J. Campana

    VAR Decision: No Goal Levante 1-0 Mallorca. José Campaña - Levante - receive red card.
  • 88'
    88'

    N. Radoja

    Pepelu

  • 88'
    88'

    M. Malsa

    E. Bardhi

  • 90'
    90'

    A. Prats

    I. Ruiz de Galarreta

  • 90'
    90'

    J. L. Morales

    R. Marti

    Aitor Fernández - Levante - won a free kick in defence. New attacking attempt. Fernando Niño - Mallorca - shot with the head from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assist - Jaume Costa with a cross. New attacking attempt. Amath Ndiaye - Mallorca - shot with right foot from outside the box is saved by goalkeeper in the centre of the goal. Assist - Matthew Hoppe. Goal! Levante 2, Mallorca 0. José Luis Morales - Levante - shot with left foot from the centre of the box to the right corner. Assist - Roger Martí following a fast break. Shot blocked. Matthew Hoppe - Mallorca - shot with right foot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assist - Abdón Prats with a head. Corner - Mallorca. Conceded by Rober Pier. Substitution - Mallorca. Abdón Prats for Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta. Fouled by Matthew Hoppe - Mallorca Second Half ended - Levante 2, Mallorca 0.

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Levante will host Cádiz on the 22nd of January with a 0-0 head to head record.

Mallorca will play away with Villarreal on the 22nd of January with a 9-3 head to head stats in favor of Villarreal (5 draws).

Levante: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Alessio Lisci chose to play with the following team: Aitor Fernández (8.2), Jorge Miramón (6.9), Róber Pier (6.3), Óscar Duarte (7.1), Rúben Vezo (7.2), Enric Franquesa (7.1), José Campaña (6.9), Pepelu (6.9), Enis Bardhi (7.8), Roger Martí (7.2) and Roberto Soldado (7.6).

Substitutes

Levante made 5 changes: R. Soldado for J. L. Morales (58′), J. Campana for G. Melero (70′), O. Duarte for S. Postigo (70′), Pepelu for N. Radoja (88′) and E. Bardhi for M. Malsa (88′).

Best player: Aitor Fernández

The player that probably impressed the most for Levante was the goalkeeper: Aitor Fernández. His rating is 8.24. He saved 1 penalty. He performed 6 saves.

Mallorca: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Luis García Plaza played with: Leo Román (7.2), Pablo Maffeo (7.1), Franco Russo (6.4), Martin Valjent, Aleksandar Sedlar (6.9), Jaume Costa (7.3), Iñigo Ruiz De Galarreta (7.6), Rodrigo Battaglia (6.4), Antonio Sánchez (6.4), Takefusa Kubo (7.1) and Javi Llabrés (6.9), Fernando Niño (7.4).

Substitutes

Mallorca made 4 changes: A. Sanchez for A. Ndiaye (57′), P. Maffeo for B. Olivan (57′), R. Battaglia for M. Hoppe (77′) and J. Llabres for S. Sevilla (77′).

Top player: Iñigo Ruiz De Galarreta

Probably the most impressive player in Mallorca was Iñigo Ruiz De Galarreta.

His rating is (7.6) with 70 passes (90% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 14 duels out of 19. He performed 2 crosses.

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