VALENCIA. Valencia finds its way back against Almería with a goal on the Chumi 54′ and a goal on the F. Portillo 74′. Valencia was not able to win even if it was better in terms of ball possession (57%)
L. Ramazani missed a decisive penalty (44′). That would have allowed Almería to win the match.
L. Ramazani squandered 1 penalty (44′) for Almería.
The match was played at the Estadio de Mestalla stadium in Valencia on Monday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. In front of 33,442 spectators. The referee was Jesús Gil Manzano with the assistance of Ángel Nevado Rodríguez and Javier Martínez Nicolás. The 4th official was Salvador Lax Franco. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 3 degrees Celsius or 37.38 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 66%.
Valencia had a strong ball possession 57% while Almería was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Valencia was more aggressive with 32 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. Nonetheless, that was not enough Valencia to win the match.
Valencia shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. Regarding the opposition, Almería shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.
Valencia received 2 yellow cards (Edinson Cavani and André Almeida). Regarding the opposition, Almería received 1 yellow card (Gonzalo Melero).
After this match, Valencia will have 20 points like Espanyol to remain in the 12th place. On the other side, Almería will have 19 points to remain in the 14th place.
In the next match in the La Liga, Valencia will play away against Real Valladolid on the 29th of January with a 10-1 head to head record in favor of Valencia (5 draws).
Almería will host Espanyol on the 27th of January with a 7-4 head to head stats in favor of Espanyol (4 draws).
Valencia – Formation
Valencia started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Ivan Gennaro Gattuso decided to play with the following team: Giorgi Mamardashvili, Dimitri Foulquier , Gabriel Paulista , Cenk Özkaçar , José Luis Gayà , Toni Lato , Yunus Musah , André Almeida , Justin Kluivert , Samuel Lino and Edinson Cavani .
The home team had on the bench: Hugo Duro, Iago Herrerín, Francisco Perez, Marcos André, Mouctar Diakhaby, Eray Cömert, Cristhian Mosquera, Hugo Guillamón, Ilaix Moriba , Jesús Vázquez, Samu Castillejo and Cristian Rivero.
Valencia made 4 changes: Toni Lato for Hugo Duro (76′), André Almeida for Ilaix Moriba (76′), Edinson Cavani for Marcos André (88′) and J. Kluivert for Samu Castillejo (88′).
Best player: José Luis Gayà
The player that probably impressed the most for Valencia was José Luis Gayà.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 45 passes (80% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He performed 8 crosses.
Almería – Formation
Almería started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia played with: Fernando Martínez, Houboulang Mendes , Chumi , Rodrigo Ely , Sergio Akieme , Lucas Robertone , Samuel Costa , Gonzalo Melero , Léo Baptistão , El Bilal Touré and Largie Ramazani .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Srđan Babić, Luis Javier Suárez, César de la Hoz, Dyego Sousa, Alejandro Pozo , Álex Centelles, Lázaro, Adrián Embarba , Arnau Puigmal, Íñigo Eguaras, Diego Fuoli and Francisco Portillo .
Almería made 5 changes: L. Ramazani for Alejandro Pozo (66′), Houboulang Mendes for Francisco Portillo (66′), Léo Baptistão for Luis Suárez (76′), E. Touré for Adrián Embarba (76′) and Gonzalo Melero for Iñigo Eguaras (84′).
Best player: Lucas Robertone
The player that probably impressed the most for Almería was Lucas Robertone.
His rating iswith 42 passes (69% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 15. He performed 5 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga.