MADRID. Real Madrid crushes Elche 4-0 with goals of Marco Asensio (9′), Karim Benzema (31′ pen), Karim Benzema (45′ pen) and Luka Modric (80′). Real Madrid was decisively superior in terms of ball possession (72%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid on Wednesday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. In front of 44,319 spectators. The referee was Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea with the help of Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar and Jon Núñez Fernández. The 4th official was Álvaro López Parra. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 8.1 degrees Celsius or 46.58 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 67%.
- ! 72 Ball Possession 28
- 26 Total 7
- 13 On Target 0
- 13 Off Target 7
- 4 Shots blocked 1
- 157 Attack 66
- 81 Dangerous attack 27
- 73 Ball safe 63
- 2 Penalties 0
- 6 Corners 4
- 2 Off Sides 2
- 5 Total 13
- 1 Yellow Cards 3
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 5
Real Madrid had a strong ball possession 72% while Elche was struggling with a 28% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Real Madrid was more aggressive with 81 dangerous attacks and 26 shots of which 13 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Real Madrid won the match.
Real Madrid shot 26 times, 13 on target, 13 off target. On the opposite side, Elche shot 7 times, 0 on target, 7 off target.
Real Madrid received 1 yellow card (Mariano Díaz). On the opposite side, Elche received 3 yellow cards (Enzo Roco, Gerard Gumbau and Diego González).
After playing this encounter, Real Madrid will have 48 points to sit in the 2nd place. Talking about the opposition, Elche will stay with 9 points to remain in the 20th place.
In the next match in the La Liga, Real Madrid will play away with Osasuna on the 18th of February with a 20-2 head to head record in favor of Real Madrid (7 draws).
Elche will host Espanyol on the 19th of February with a 3-1 head to head record in favor of Elche (3 draws).
Real Madrid – Formation
Real Madrid started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Carlo Ancelotti decided to play with the following team: Andriy Lunin, Daniel Carvajal , Éder Militão , Nacho Fernández , David Alaba , Federico Valverde , Eduardo Camavinga , Dani Ceballos , Marco Asensio , Karim Benzema and Rodrygo .
The home team had on the bench: Luka Modrić, Luis López, Jesús Vallejo, Lucas Cañizares, Lucas Vázquez, Mariano Díaz , Aurélien Tchouaméni , Álvaro Odriozola , Antonio Rüdiger and Sergio Arribas .
Real Madrid made 5 changes: Federico Valverde for Aurelien Tchouameni (68′), Daniel Carvajal for Luka Modrić (68′), Federico Valverde for Odriozola (68′), Karim Benzema for Mariano Díaz (78′) and Marco Asensio for Sergio Arribas Calvo (81′).
Best player: Karim Benzema
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Real Madrid was Karim Benzema.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 52 passes (92% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7.
Elche – Formation
Elche started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
Pablo Javier Machín Díez played with: Édgar Badía, Diego González , Enzo Roco , Lisandro Magallán , José Ángel Carmona , Raúl Guti , Gerard Gumbau , Fidel , Carlos Clerc , Randy Nteka and Ezequiel Ponce .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Lucas Boyé, Jesus Lopez, Pape Cheikh , Nicolás Fernández, Lautaro Blanco, Pol Lirola , Axel Werner, Pedro Bigas, Gonzalo Verdú , Josan and Tete Morente .
Elche could not rely on the presence of Pol Lirola (injured).
Elche made 5 changes: Raúl Guti for Gonzalo Verdú (57′), Fidel for Pape Cheikh Diop Gueye (58′), Enzo Roco for Jose Morente (58′), Randy Nteka for Lucas Boyé (66′) and Diego González for Pol Lirola (73′).
Best player: Édgar Badía
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Elche was the goalkeeper: Édgar Badía. His rating is 7.40. He performed 8 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga.
- Real Madrid – Elche – 4-0