Thursday, November 30, 2023

Alavés strengthens against a fragile Almería

He Deportivo Alavés confirmed this Sunday before the Almeria the good feelings generated in the previous days and won 1-0 after recovering from a missed penalty.

Aleksandar Sedlar tipped the balance in the 79th minutealthough the Vitorian team’s goal could have come much earlier because they had many chances, such as a missed penalty before the break by Janis Hagi which could have paved the way for the Basque team, which won again seven days later.

He Almeria He still hasn’t opened his winning streak and remains at the bottom of the standings.

The locals came out with more ambition in front of the goal in a match that started with intensity.

He Alavés They also tried with a set piece, but Almería entered well defensively and could not grow as the minutes passed, as they were forced to pay close attention to Glorioso’s left wing.

Antonio Blanco had a good chance to score 20 minutes into the game with a ball that reached him at the penalty spot, but his shot went over Maximiano’s goal.

Those of Luis García Plaza They enjoyed long possessions and forced their rival to run, not used to doing it behind the ball. Luis Rioja and Kike García constantly looked for each other and chased the first goal with determination in an Alavés team with the clearest ideas.

Jon Guridi appeared in all spaces for a headless Almería that avoided the goal with a great intervention by Maximiano after a distant shot by Antonio Blanco on the edge of rest.

Before the intermission he was able to change the direction of the game with a penalty caused by Kike García, but Janis Hagi sent the shot wide from eleven meters and the tie continued in the second half.

Gaizka Garitano’s changes improved Almería significantly. Sergio Arribas and Adrián Embarba offered more possibilities in offensive actions of the Andalusians, who began to play closer to the goal of Antonio Sivera, who had more work from the opening minutes of the second round.

But The Basque team shot quickly to return the first blows of their rival and Luis Maximiano avoided Kike García’s first goal after a good transition by the Albiazules.

Alavés was recovering the lost place at the start of the second act. Luis García Plaza’s men stretched again and did not stop putting balls in the rival area, but they could not find a reward.

Almería once again found it difficult to get out of their lair against an Alavés team that recovered the ball with speed, but still lacked clarity in the final meters.

The local insistence paid off in the 79th minute and Aleksandar Sedlar managed to put the ball into the rival goal after a muddled play after a corner kick for the locals.

Alavés’ changes worked and the Basque team ended up much stronger a match that they dominated practically from the beginning until an end marked by the possible serious injury of Sedlar, the scorer of the goal.

Data sheet:

1 – Alavés: Sivera; Gorosabel (Tenaglia, min.83), Abqar, Sedlar (Rafa Marín, min.93), Javi López; Guevara, Antonio Blanco, Guridi; Luis Rioja (Sola, min.83), Hagi (Abde, min.68) and Kike García (Samu, min.68).

0 – UD Almería: Maximian Méndez, Édgar, Chumi, Akieme; Puigmal (Arribas, min.46), Dion Lopy, Lucas Robertone (Baba, min.71), Ramazani (Marciano, min.88), Melero (Embarba, min.46) and Leo Baptistao (Milovanovic, min.71).

Goal: 1-0, min.79: Sedlar.

Referee: Pulido Santana (Las Palmas Committee). He cautioned the locals Gorosabel (min.25) and Rioja (min.81), and the visitors Melero (min.14), Maximiano (min.52) and Robertone (min.60).

Incidents: Match corresponding to the twelfth day of LaLiga EA Sports played at the Mendizorroza stadium in Vitoria in front of 16,380 spectators.


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