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Canelo 2 - 4 Normal

Clouds darkened the skies at Canelo Arena as 30000 spectators turned up for the match. Federico Rovetta was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Guarino Miccoli and Bertil Ekelund. People from all over Comunitat Valenciana had joined up for the derby. A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Canelo. They fielded: Vasconcelos - Azañón, Remia, El-Rashid - Dinkić, Collins, Barrobés, Pompeia, Tortolero - Quintavalla, Alguersuari.

Normal decided to use a 3-5-2 set up. The following players took the field: Llamosí - Iñiguez, Mercadal, Quintín - Elisabeth, Ildefonso, Servalls, Empuerto, Robu - Meskó, Bolado.

D. Dinkić would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. A. Lévai entered the game for Canelo as the match clock showed 1 minutes. The suddenness of the Normal's C. Mercadal's pass to V. Meskó after 13 minutes caught the opposition wrong-footed, and they could only watch as the ball sailed home for 0 - 1. With 25 minutes played, seemingly due to lack of experience, E. Remia needlessly tripped an opponent just outside the penalty area, but the free kick that followed didn't succeed. A. Empuerto received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 27 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 0 - 2. The Normal fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early. Given a free kick close to the byline, Canelo tried a move that loyal fans may recognise from training. A pass to the side pulled the defence out of position which let M. Quintavalla slip through on goal. He didn't have to break his stride, and slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 1 - 2, 36 minutes into the game. A drive down the left side allowed F. Servalls to get in close and score another goal for Normal after 39 minutes, taking the score to 1 - 3. C. Mercadal increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 1 - 4. 1 - 4 was the halftime score. Normal claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 59 percent.

M. Barrobés of Canelo received a yellow card after 51 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour. The crowd groaned when R. Alguersuari, having maneuvered his way down the right, fired the ball just wide and missed a great opportunity to reduce the deficit for Canelo. The visiting supporters hurled a torrent of abuse at the referee when a questionable free kick after 76 minutes led to a goal for N. El-Rashid, who scored to make it 2 - 4. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Normal, with 60 percent of the ball.

Canelo's top performer was clearly M. Quintavalla. E. Remia on the other hand, had a terrible day. Most important Normal player was D. Bolado. However, I. Robu made a disastrous appearance. The match ends 2 - 4.

Rating details

Midfield passable (high) excellent (high) 23 31 6/20 8/20
Right defence excellent (very high) outstanding (very high) 32 40 8/20 10/20
Central defence excellent (very high) brilliant (low) 32 42 8/20 11/20
Left defence formidable (very low) brilliant (very high) 33 44 9/20 11/20
Right attack excellent (very low) outstanding (low) 29 38 8/20 10/20
Central attack excellent (very high) outstanding (high) 32 39 8/20 10/20
Left attack excellent (low) outstanding (very low) 30 37 8/20 10/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence solid (low) passable (very low) 26 21 7/20 6/20
Attack solid (very low) inadequate (high) 25 19 7/20 5/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)


0 - 1  V. Meskó 13'
0 - 2  A. Empuerto 27'
1 - 2  M. Quintavalla 36'
1 - 3  F. Servalls 39'
1 - 4  C. Mercadal 42'
2 - 4  N. El-Rashid 76'
1 booking accumulated M. Barrobés 51'
Substitution Out  D. Dinkić
In  A. Lévai


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Rating details

Please note that the percentages above are meant to guide you, but they do not equate to the exact probabilities (to score for example) used in the match engine.

Indirect set pieces

Defence solid (low) passable (very low) 26 21 7/20 6/20
Attack solid (very low) inadequate (high) 25 19 7/20 5/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)

Average ratings

Total player experience poor (very high) weak (high) 12 15 3/20 4/20
Average midfield passable (high) excellent (high) 23 31 6/20 8/20
Average defence excellent (very high) brilliant (low) 32 42 8/20 11/20
Average attack excellent (low) outstanding (low) 30 38 8/20 10/20
Total average solid (very high) outstanding (very low) 28 37 8/20 10/20


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