PAMPLONA. Osasuna managed to find the solution against Elche to win 2-1. A. Ezzalzouli was the star player for his team after scoring 2 goals. It was Elche to strike first with a goal of Tete Morente at the 44′. Then it was a goal in the 71′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Abde Ezzalzouli gave the win to Osasuna in the 84′ minute scoring a double. Osasuna was much better in terms of ball possession (62%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Estadio El Sadar stadium in Pamplona on Saturday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. In front of 16,925 spectators. The referee was Pablo González Fuertes assisted by Alfredo Rodríguez Moreno and Israel Bárcena Rodríguez. The 4th official was José Alberto Pardeiro Puente. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 23 degrees Celsius or 73.31 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 17%.
Osasuna had a strong ball possession 62% while Elche was struggling with a 38% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Osasuna had a more offensive attitude with 76 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Osasuna won the match.
Osasuna shot 22 times, 6 on target, 10 off target. Talking about the opposition, Elche shot 7 times, 1 on target, 4 off target.
Osasuna received 1 yellow card (Aimar Oroz). Talking about the opposition, Elche received 3 yellow cards (Lucas Boyé, Fidel and Helibelton Palacios).
After playing this match, Osasuna will have 38 points to sit in the 8th place. On the opposite side, Elche will stay with 13 points to sit in the 20th place.
In the next match in the La Liga, Osasuna will play away against Rayo Vallecano on the 14th of April with a 6-3 head to head statistic in favor of Osasuna (3 draws).
Osasuna – Formation
Osasuna adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Jagoba Arrasate Elustondo decided to play with the following team: Aitor Fernández, Nacho Vidal , Unai García , David García , Manuel Sánchez , Pablo Ibáñez Lumbreras , Darko Brašanac , Moi Gómez , Kike Barja , Ante Budimir and Abdessamad Ezzalzouli .
The home team had on the bench: Aimar Oroz, Iker Benito , Iker Munoz, Juan Cruz, Kike García , Jorge Herrando, Sergio Herrera, Jon Moncayola and Rubén Peña .
Osasuna could not rely on the presence of Moncayola (injured).
Osasuna made 5 changes: Darko Brasanac for Moncayola (38′), Nacho Vidal for Aimar Oroz (46′), Moi Gómez for Rubén Peña (67′), Kike Barja for Iker Benito Sánchez (79′) and Ante Budimir for Kike (79′).
Best player: Abdessamad Ezzalzouli
The most impressive player for Osasuna was Abdessamad Ezzalzouli.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 35 passes (71% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 17. He performed 11 crosses.
Elche – Formation
Also Elche adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Sebastián Beccacece played with: Édgar Badía, Helibelton Palacios , Omar Mascarell , Pedro Bigas , Carlos Clerc , Gerard Gumbau , John Nwankwo , Fidel , Pere Milla , Lucas Boyé and Tete Morente .
They had on the bench: Lisandro Magallán, Lautaro Blanco, Josan, Gonzalo Verdú, Nicolás Fernández, Raúl Guti, Alex Collado, Enzo Roco, Pol Lirola, Ezequiel Ponce, Diego González and Axel Werner.
Elche could not rely on the presence of Diego González (injured).
Elche made 4 changes: Fidel for Lautaro Emanuel Blanco (51′), Tete Morente for Diego Gonzalez (63′), Carlos Clerc for Álex Collado (88′) and John Nwankwo for Ezequiel Ponce (88′).
Best player: Tete Morente
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Elche was Tete Morente.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 13 passes (69% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 11. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga.
- Real Madrid – Villarreal – 2-3
- Espanyol – Athletic Club – 1-2
- Osasuna – Elche – 2-1
- Real Sociedad – Getafe – 2-0