Athletic Club beats Elche 4-1. HIGHLIGHTS

ELCHE. Athletic Club had a comfortable win over Elche.

Athletic Club beats Elche 4-1. HIGHLIGHTS

ELCHE. Athletic Club had a comfortable win over Elche. Athletic Club was just to good to grab a decisive 4-0 lead with N. Mercau (9′), O. Sancet (14′), N. Williams (22′) and A. Berenguer (44′). Elche reduced the distance with a goal (59′) by E. Ponce, but there was not much to do for them.

The match was played at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero stadium in Elche on Sunday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. In front of 24,176 spectators.​ The referee was Mario Melero López with the help of José Luis Martínez Serrato and Joan Méndez Mateo. The 4th official was Abraham Domínguez Cervantes. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot at 29.2 degrees Celsius or 84.61 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 70%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 47 Ball Possession 53
Shots
  • 8 Total 17
  • 2 On Target 9
  • 6 Off Target 8
  • 3 Shots blocked 2
  • 101 Attack 94
  • 38 Dangerous attack 48
  • 83 Ball safe​ 101
  • 0 Penalties 1
  • 5 Corners 5
  • 2 Off Sides 5
Fouls
  • 15 Total 9
  • 3 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

The ball possession was not so different. Elche was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Athletic Club that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.

Attitude and shots

Athletic Club had a more offensive attitude with 48 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 9 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Athletic Club won the match.​

Elche shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target. Talking about the opposition, Athletic Club shot 17 times, 9 on target, 8 off target.

Cards

Elche received 4 yellow cards (O. Mascarell, E. Roco, F. Rodriguez and P. Bigas). On the other side, Athletic Club didn’t receive any yellow card.

Match Timeline

9'
N. Mercau(own-goal)
14'
O. Sancet(penalty)
22'
N. Williams(goal)O. de Marcos
O. Mascarell- Yellow
30'
E. Ponce- sub ->O. Mascarell
38'
44'
A. Berenguer(goal)
E. Roco- Yellow
44'
Fidel- sub ->A. Collado
46'
J. Chetauya- sub ->E. Roco
46'
F. Rodriguez- Yellow
57'
E. Ponce(goal)L. Boye
59'
64'
O. Zarraga- sub ->N. Williams
64'
R. Garcia- sub ->O. Sancet
Josan- sub ->P. Lirola
66'
P. Bigas- Yellow
69'
R. Guti- sub ->G. Gumbau
72'
72'
M. Vesga- sub ->D. Garcia
78'
G. Guruzeta- sub ->I. Muniain
78'
J. Morcillo- sub ->I. Williams

Standings

After this match, Elche will stay with 1 points to sit in the 19th place. Regarding the opposition, Athletic Club will have 10 points like Villarreal and Atlético Madrid to hold in the 5th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the La Liga, Elche will play away against FC Barcelona on the 17th of September with a 9-0 head to head stats in favor of FC Barcelona (1 draw).

Athletic Club will host Rayo Vallecano on the 17th of September with a 8-4 head to head stats in favor of Athletic Club (4 draws).

Elche – Formation

Elche
G
6.6
D
E. Roco Roco 3.Chile
5.4
46' 44'
D
P. Bigas Rigo 6.Spain
6.7
69'
D
P. Lirola Kosok 24.Spain
6.1
66'
D
N. Fernández Mercau 22.Argentina
6.3
M
6.4
38' 30'
M
6.3
72'
M
D. Quina 12.Portugal
5.9
M
6.1
46'
M
P. Milla Peña 10.Spain
6.6
F
L. Boyé 9.Argentina
8.1
Substitutes
G
A. Werner 1.Argentina
D
F. Fernández 2.Argentina
D
H. Palacios 14.Colombia
D
C. Clerc 23.Spain
M
F. Chaves 16.Spain
6.9
46'
M
J. Pastore 7.Argentina
M
J. Donald 26.Spain
M
J. Gutiérrez 8.Spain
6.5
72'
M
J. Fernández 17.Spain
6.5
66'
M
J. Morente 11.Spain
F
E. Ponce 19.Argentina
7.8
38' Goals59'
F
R. Martí 18.Spain

Elche adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Francisco Javier Rodríguez Vílchez decided to play with the following team: Édgar Badía (6.6), Pol Lirola (6.1), Enzo Roco (5.4), Pedro Bigas (6.7), Nicolás Fernández (6.3), Omar Mascarell (6.4), Gerard Gumbau (6.3), Alex Collado (6.1), Domingos Quina (5.9), Pere Milla (6.6) and Lucas Boyé (8.1).

The home team had on the bench: Fidel (6.9), Javier Pastore, Federico Fernández, Axel Werner, Ezequiel Ponce (7.8), John Donald, Raúl Guti (6.5), Josan (6.5), Helibelton Palacios, Tete Morente, Roger Martí and Carlos Clerc.

Elche could not rely on the presence of R. Guti (injured).

Substitutions

Elche made 5 changes: O. Mascarell for E. Ponce (38′), A. Collado for Fidel (46′), E. Roco for J. Chetauya (46′), P. Lirola for Josan (66′) and G. Gumbau for R. Guti (72′).

Best player: Lucas Boyé​

The player that probably impressed the most for Elche was Lucas Boyé.

His rating is (8.1) with 21 passes (85% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12. He performed 2 crosses.

Athletic Club – Formation

Athletic Club
G
U. Simón 1.Spain
6.6
D
Ó. de Marcos 18.Spain
7.1
D
Í. Martínez 4.Spain
7.1
D
Í. Lekue 15.Spain
6.8
D
D. Vivian 3.Spain
6.4
M
D. García 14.Spain
6.4
72'
M
7.1
64' Goals14'
M
I. Muniain Goñi 10.Spain
6.8
78'
M
A. Berenguer 7.Spain
7.8
Goals44'
M
N. Williams 11.Spain
7.6
64' Goals22'
F
I. Williams 9.Spain
7.0
78'
Substitutes
G
A. Iruarrizaga 35.Spain
G
J. Agirrezabala 13.Spain
D
A. Paredes 31.Spain
D
A. Capa 21.Spain
M
O. Zarraga 19.Spain
6.5
64'
M
M. Vesga 6.Spain
6.8
72'
M
U. Vencedor 16.Spain
M
R. García 22.Spain
6.4
64'
F
G. Guruzeta 12.Spain
6.6
78'
F
J. Morcillo 2.Spain
6.8
78'
F
A. Villalibre 20.Spain

Also Athletic Club adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Ernesto Valverde Tejedor played with: Unai Simón (6.6), Óscar de Marcos (7.1), Daniel Vivian (6.4), Iñigo Martínez (7.1), Íñigo Lekue (6.8), Oihan Sancet (7.1), Dani García (6.4), Nico Williams (7.6), Iker Muniain (6.8), Álex Berenguer (7.8) and Iñaki Williams (7.0).

These were the players on the bench: Oier Zarraga (6.5), Mikel Vesga (6.8), Unai Vencedor, Ander Iru, Aitor Paredes Casamichana, Ander Capa, Gorka Guruzeta (6.6), Julen Agirrezabala, Jon Morcillo (6.8), Asier Villalibre and Raúl García (6.4).

Athletic Club could not rely on the presence of O. Zarraga (injured).

Substitutions

Athletic Club made 5 changes: N. Williams for O. Zarraga (64′), O. Sancet for R. Garcia (64′), D. Garcia for M. Vesga (72′), I. Muniain for G. Guruzeta (78′) and I. Williams for J. Morcillo (78′).

Best player: Álex Berenguer​

The player that probably impressed the most for Athletic Club was Álex Berenguer.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 33 passes (66% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 9 duels out of 15. He performed 2 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the La Liga.​