CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT. Espanyol prevails over Granada with a 2-0 win with a goal from R. de (42′) and a goal from A. Pedrosa (30′). Granada lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (57%).
The match was played at the RCDE Stadium stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on Saturday and it started at 1:00 pm local time. The referee was Isidro Díaz de Mera Escuderos with the collaboration of Rubén Becerril Gómez and Diego Santaursula Aguado. The 4th official was Marta Huerta de Aza. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 18 degrees Celsius or 64.35 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 37%.
Granada had a superior ball possession 57% while Espanyol was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Granada has a more offensive attitude with 59 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 5 were on target. Even so, Espanyol was capable to find the solution to win this match.
Espanyol shot 19 times, 7 on target, 12 off target. On the other side, Granada shot 17 times, 5 on target, 12 off target.
Espanyol received 1 yellow card (K. Bare). Talking about the opposition, Granada received 1 yellow card (V. Diaz).
After this encounter, Espanyol will have 17 points like FC Barcelona to remain in the 10th place. On the opposite side, Granada will stay with 11 points to sit in the 17th place.
In the next match in the La Liga, Espanyol will play away with FC Barcelona on the 20th of November with a 24-3 head to head in favor of FC Barcelona (9 draws).
Granada will host Real Madrid on the 21st of November with a 15-1 head to head record in favor of Real Madrid (0 draws).
Espanyol – Formation
Espanyol started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Vicente Moreno Peris decided to play with the following team: Diego López, Aleix Vidal , Sergi Gómez , Leandro Cabrera , Adrià Pedrosa , Keidi Bare , Adrián Embarba , Yangel Herrera , Sergi Darder , Javi Puado and Raúl de Tomás .
The home team had on the bench: Landry Dimata, Fernando Calero, Nicolás Melamed , David López , Óscar Melendo, Wu Lei , Miguelón, Loren Morón, Dídac Vila, Joan Garcia, Fran Mérida and Manuel Morlanes .
Espanyol made 5 changes: J. Puado for N. Melamed (61′), Y. Herrera for M. Morlanes (72′), K. Bare for D. Lopez (72′), S. Darder for L. Dimata (89′) and A. Embarba for Wu Lei (89′).
Best player: Adrià Pedrosa
The most impressive player for Espanyol was Adrià Pedrosa.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 28 passes (71% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 6. He performed 2 crosses.
Granada – Formation
Granada started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Regarding the opposition, Robert Moreno played with: Luis Maximiano, Quini , Víctor Díaz , Germán Sánchez , Carlos Neva , Ruben Rochina , Monchu , Ángel Montoro , Alberto Soro , Luis Javier Suárez and Jorge Molina .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Raúl Torrente, Adrián Butzke, Luis Abram, Sergio Escudero, Antonio Puertas, Santiago Arias , Darwin Machís , Aarón Escandell and Carlos Bacca .
Granada made 4 changes: Quini for S. Arias (59′), A. Soro for D. Machis (60′), A. Montoro for C. Bacca (78′) and C. Neva for S. Escudero (78′).
Best player: Ruben Rochina
The most impressive player for Granada was Ruben Rochina.
His rating iswith 50 passes (84% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 11. He performed 5 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga.
- Deportivo Alavés – Levante – 2-1
- Celta de Vigo – FC Barcelona – 3-3
- Espanyol – Granada – 2-0
- Real Madrid – Rayo Vallecano – 2-1