ALMERIA. FC Cartagena prevails over Almería 1-0 after G. Silva scored just 1 goal (39′). FC Cartagena made the most of its superior ball possession (56%).
FC Cartagena remained with 10 players after I. Gil received a red card in the 90′.
The match was played at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos stadium in Almeria on Sunday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Raúl Martín González Francés with the support of José Carlos Escuela Melo and Christian Arlex Valverde Monsalve. The 4th official was Rubén Ruipérez Marín. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 10.9 degrees Celsius or 51.58 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 25%.
- 44 Ball Possession 56
- 17 Total 11
- 2 On Target 1
- 15 Off Target 10
- 3 Shots blocked 5
- 129 Attack 91
- 62 Dangerous attack 33
- 75 Ball safe 89
- 0 Penalties 0
- 4 Corners 3
- 2 Off Sides 5
- 14 Total 17
- 0 Yellow Cards 5
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 1
- 4 Substitutions 5
FC Cartagena had a superior ball possession 56% while Almería was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Almería was more pushing with 62 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 2 were on target. Even so, FC Cartagena was able to find the solution to win this match.
Almería shot 17 times, 2 on target, 15 off target. On the other side, FC Cartagena shot 11 times, 1 on target, 10 off target.
Almería didn’t receive any yellow card. Regarding the opposition, FC Cartagena received 5 yellow cards (R. Boateng, G. Silva, A. Cayarga, P. Alcala and P. De Blasis).
Also, FC Cartagena didn’t finish the match with 11 players after I. Gil (FC Cartagena) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (90′).
After this match, Almería will stay with 45 points to hold in the 1st place. On the other side, FC Cartagena will have 33 points to sit in the 8th place.
In the next match in the La Liga 2, Almería will play away with Las Palmas on the 9th of January with a 6-4 head to head in favor of Almería (7 draws).
FC Cartagena will host Huesca on the 8th of January with a 5-2 head to head in favor of FC Cartagena (1 draw).
Almería – Formation
Almería adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia decided to play with the following team: Fernando Martínez, Alejandro Pozo , César de la Hoz , Iván Martos , Álex Centelles , Lucas Robertone , Javi Robles , Francisco Portillo , Arnau Puigmal , Arvin Appiah and José Carlos Lazo .
The home team had on the bench: Carlos Gilbert, Mamadou Sylla, Diego Fuoli, Aitor Buñuel, David Cuenca, Largie Ramazani , Sergio Akieme Rodriguez and Raúl Caballero .
Almería could not rely on the presence of S. Akieme (injured) and L. Ramazani (injured).
Almería made 4 changes: J. Lazo for S. Akieme (16′), A. Centelles for R. Caballero (46′), Arnau Puigmal for L. Ramazani (64′) and J. Robles for C. Gilbert Herrera (78′).
Best player: Francisco Portillo
The player that probably impressed the most for Almería was Francisco Portillo.
His rating iswith 55 passes (67% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 14. He performed 1 cross.
FC Cartagena – Formation
Also FC Cartagena adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Domingo Cisma González played with: Marc Martinez, Julián Delmás , Pedro Alcalá , Pablo Vázquez , Gastón Silva , Yann Bodiger , Richard Boateng , Álex Gallar , Pablo De Blasis , Berto Cayarga and Rubén Castro .
These were the players on the bench: Antoñito Perez, Xavi Pons, Shinji Okazaki, Jérôme Prior, Alfredo Ortuño , Alberto de la Bella, Dauda Mohammed , David Andújar, Alejandro Domingo , David Simón, Antonio Luna and Nacho Gil .
FC Cartagena could not rely on the presence of X. Pons (injured).
FC Cartagena made 5 changes: R. Boateng for M. Dauda (46′), A. Cayarga for Neskes (58′), R. Castro for A. Ortuno (68′), M. Dauda for X. Pons (86′) and A. Gallar for I. Gil (86′).
Best player: Gastón Silva
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for FC Cartagena was Gastón Silva.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 49 passes (89% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 12 duels out of 16.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga 2.
- Fuenlabrada – UD Ibiza – 1-2
- Huesca – Girona – 0-1
- Mirandés – Real Zaragoza – 2-0
- Sporting Gijón – Lugo – 1-1
- Tenerife – Las Palmas – 0-1
- Real Valladolid – Leganés – 1-0
- Almería – FC Cartagena – 0-1