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%.
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.
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.
P. MaffeoPablo Maffeo - Mallorca - receive yellow card for a foul. Fouled by Pablo Maffeo - Mallorca Enric Franquesa - Levante - won a free kick on the left wing.
R. SoldadoGoal! 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.
J. L. Morales
R. SoldadoRoberto Soldado - Levante - receive yellow card.
PepeluPepelu - Levante - receive yellow card.
J. MiramonPenalty 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.
B. OlivanNew 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.
F. Niño Rodriguez (Goal Disallowed)
J. CampanaVAR Decision: No Goal Levante 1-0 Mallorca. José Campaña - Levante - receive red card.
I. Ruiz de Galarreta
J. L. Morales
R. MartiAitor 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.
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 , Jorge Miramón , Róber Pier , Óscar Duarte , Rúben Vezo , Enric Franquesa , José Campaña , Pepelu , Enis Bardhi , Roger Martí and Roberto Soldado .
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 , Pablo Maffeo , Franco Russo , Martin Valjent, Aleksandar Sedlar , Jaume Costa , Iñigo Ruiz De Galarreta , Rodrigo Battaglia , Antonio Sánchez , Takefusa Kubo and Javi Llabrés , Fernando Niño .
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 iswith 70 passes (90% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 14 duels out of 19. He performed 2 crosses.
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