Real Zaragoza beats Ponferradina 2-1 with G. Simeone scoring a double. HIGHLIGHTS

PONFERRADA. Real Zaragoza bested Ponferradina to win 2-1. G. Simeone was the star player for his team after scoring 2 goals.

Real Zaragoza beats Ponferradina 2-1 with G. Simeone scoring a double. HIGHLIGHTS

PONFERRADA. Real Zaragoza prevailed over Ponferradina to win 2-1. G. Simeone was the star player for his team after scoring 2 goals. It was Real Zaragoza to strike first with a goal of G. Simeone at the 12′. Then it was a goal in the 44′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, G. Simeone gave the win to Real Zaragoza in the 51′ minute with a goal scoring a double. Ponferradina was much superior in terms of ball possession (65%).​

The match was played at the Estadio El Toralín stadium in Ponferrada on Sunday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. The referee was Alejandro Quintero González with the support of Víctor Jara Cordobés and José Francisco García Lozano. The 4th official was Alberto Fuente Martín. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was extremely hot at 32.8 degrees Celsius or 91 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 22%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 65 Ball Possession 35
Shots
  • 10 Total 13
  • 3 On Target 5
  • 7 Off Target 8
  • 1 Shots blocked 1
  • 124 Attack 68
  • 49 Dangerous attack 46
  • 73 Ball safe​ 77
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 1 Corners 6
Fouls
  • 14 Total 14
  • 2 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

Ponferradina was in firm control of the ball 65% while Real Zaragoza was struggling with a 35% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Ponferradina had a more offensive attitude with 49 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 3 were on target. Nonetheless, Real Zaragoza managed to find the solution to win this match.​

Ponferradina shot 10 times, 3 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Real Zaragoza shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target.

Cards

Ponferradina received 2 yellow cards (H. Vallejo and S. Abdulai). On the opposite side, Real Zaragoza didn’t receive any yellow card.

Match Timeline

12'
G. Simeone(goal)V. Mollejo
H. Vallejo- Yellow
40'
K. Nwakali(goal)A. Dieguez
44'
D. Ojeda- sub ->Heriberto Tavares
46'
51'
G. Simeone(goal)G. Fuentes
E. D. Espiau Hernandez- sub ->J. Naranjo
62'
J. Lukaku- sub ->M. Delgado
66'
69'
Puche- sub ->V. Mollejo
S. Abdulai- sub ->H. Vallejo
81'
R. Arias- sub ->E. Moran
81'
86'
F. Serrano- sub ->V. Vada
86'
G. Larrazabal- sub ->Sergio
S. Abdulai- Yellow
87'
90'
R. Petrovic- sub ->G. Simeone
90'
C. Nieto- sub ->M. Molina

Standings

After playing this contest, Ponferradina will stay with 6 points to remain in the 15th place. Regarding the opposition, Real Zaragoza will have 5 points to sit in the 16th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the La Liga 2, Ponferradina will host Tenerife on the 24th of September with a 7-6 head to head record in favor of Tenerife (3 draws).

Real Zaragoza will play away agasint Mirandés on the 24th of September with a 6-4 head to head in favor of Mirandés (5 draws).

Ponferradina – Formation

Ponferradina
G
A. Abedzadeh 1.Iran
7.0
D
6.9
D
7.4
66'
D
7.4
D
A. Pașcanu 4.Romania
6.5
M
6.6
81'
M
K. Nwakali 11.Nigeria
7.9
Goals44'
M
6.1
62'
M
H. Borges Tavares 17.Portugal
6.6
46'
M
5.8
81' 40'
F
6.3
Substitutes
G
G. Makaridze 13.Georgia
D
J. Amo 5.Spain
D
A. Castellano 15.Spain
D
J. Lukaku 12.Belgium
6.7
66'
D
R. Pujol 14.Spain
M
S. Abdulai 24.Ghana
6.4
81' 87'
F
D. Ojeda 7.Spain
7.0
46'
F
E. Espiau 19.Spain
6.2
62'
F
A. Neves 2.Portugal

Ponferradina started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Eduardo José Gomes Camassele Mendes decided to play with the following team: Amir Abedzadeh (7.0), Paris Barandiaran (6.9), Alexandru Paşcanu (6.5), Adrián Diéguez (7.4), Moises Delgado (7.4), Erik Morán (6.6), Kelechi Nwakali (7.9), Heriberto Tavares (6.6), Hugo Vallejo (5.8), José Naranjo (6.1) and Derik Lacerda (6.3).

The home team had on the bench: José Amo, Sabit Abdulai (6.4), G. Makaridze, Daniel Ojeda (7.0), Eduardo Espiau (6.2), Ibrahim Janis, Raúl Arias (6.1), Juan Klein, Adrián Castellano, Jordan Lukaku (6.7), Aldair and Ricard Pujol.

Ponferradina could not rely on the presence of J. Lukaku (injured).

Substitutions

Ponferradina made 5 changes: Heriberto Tavares for D. Ojeda (46′), J. Naranjo for E. D. Espiau Hernandez (62′), M. Delgado for J. Lukaku (66′), H. Vallejo for S. Abdulai (81′) and E. Moran for R. Arias (81′).

Best player: Kelechi Nwakali​

The most impressive player for Ponferradina was Kelechi Nwakali.

His rating is (7.9) with 1 goal, 77 passes (89% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.

Real Zaragoza – Formation

Real Zaragoza
G
C. Álvarez 1.Argentina
7.0
D
6.5
D
J. Amador Silos 3.Portugal
7.2
D
G. Fuentes Gómez 2.Colombia
7.5
D
F. Gámez López 18.Spain
6.8
M
M. Molina Valero 23.Spain
7.1
90'
M
J. Grau Ciscar 5.Spain
6.7
M
S. Bermejo Lillo 10.Spain
6.8
86'
M
7.1
69'
F
V. Vada 11.Argentina
6.5
86'
F
G. Simeone 20.Italy
8.4
90' Goals12', 51'
Substitutes
G
Á. López 13.Spain
D
D. Lasure 16.Spain
D
C. Nieto 17.Spain
90'
D
J. Sierra 15.Bolivia
M
G. Larrazabal 12.Spain
6.6
86'
M
R. Petrović 4.Serbia
90'
M
E. Valderrama 8.Spain
M
F. Gracia 14.Spain
6.6
86'
M
A. Zapater 21.Spain
F
M. Gueye 19.Senegal
F
M. Puche 7.Spain
6.3
69'

Real Zaragoza started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

Juan Carlos Carcedo Mardones played with: Cristian Álvarez (7.0), Fran Gámez (6.8), Lluís López (6.5), Jair Amador (7.2), Gabriel Fuentes (7.5), Sergio Bermejo Lillo (6.8), Jaume Grau (6.7), Manu Molina (7.1), Víctor Mollejo (7.1), Valentín Vada (6.5) and Giuliano Simeone (8.4).

These were the players on the bench: Gaizka Larrazabal (6.6), R. Petrović, Álvaro Ratón, Dani Lasure, Carlos Nieto, M. Gueye, Marcos Luna, Eugeni Valderrama, J. Quinteros, Francho Serrano (6.6), Alberto Zapater and Miguel Puche (6.3).

Real Zaragoza could not rely on the presence of R. Petrovic (injured).

Substitutions

Real Zaragoza made 5 changes: V. Mollejo for Puche (69′), V. Vada for F. Serrano (86′), Sergio for G. Larrazabal (86′), G. Simeone for R. Petrovic (90′) and M. Molina for C. Nieto (90′).

Best player: Giuliano Simeone​

The player that probably impressed the most for Real Zaragoza was Giuliano Simeone.

His rating is (8.4) with 2 goals, 19 passes (63% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 15. He performed 3 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the La Liga 2.​