On Match Day 23 of La Liga, Almeria took an unexpected victory against Barcelona with a score of 1:0. E.B. Toure scored the only goal of the match at 24 minutes, giving Almeria a much needed win in their pursuit for the top spot in La Liga. This is sure to be a game that will go down in history as one of the biggest upsets for Barcelona this season and gives Almeria much needed momentum going forward into the rest of the season.
Fernando Martínez (rating 6.9)
Marc-André ter Stegen (rating 6.3)
A. Embarba (L. Suarez, 76)
Raphinha (F. Kessie, 46)
In the match between Almeria and Barcelona, Ball possession was heavily in favor of Barcelona, with them holding 72% of the possession. Despite this, Almeria managed to make 5 shots on target and 3 on goal. Rodrigo Ely was their most active player in terms of the number of shots taken. On the other hand, Barcelona made 13 shots on target with Robert Lewandowski being their most successful player in terms of hits on goal.
Chumi had an impressive pass accuracy of 68% in a total of 25 passes for Almeria. On the other hand, Andreas Christensen had an even more remarkable pass accuracy of 92%, with 81 total passes for Barcelona. Lucas Robertone was also notable with two key passes for Almeria, while Ferran Torres added six key passes to Barcelona’s tally. All in all, these players demonstrated exemplary passing skills throughout the match.
Almeria and Barcelona had very different defensive performances in terms of interceptions this season. Almeria’s leader in interceptions was César de la Hoz, who managed to make 8 during the season. On the other hand, Barcelona only had 5 interceptions total, with Jordi Alba having the most at 2. Additionally, Almeria had 3 more interceptions than Barcelona with Rodrigo Ely making 1 of them. The only interception for Barcelona was made by Marcos Alonso.
Rodrigo Ely of Almeria and Andreas Christensen of Barcelona are the clear leaders in their respective teams when it comes to face-to-face fighting for the ball. Rodrigo Ely has won 7 fights, while Andreas Christensen has won an impressive 10 fights. This shows that these two players have immense determination and skill on the field when it comes to taking possession of the ball. It will be interesting to see if they can maintain this level of performance throughout the season.
- L. Robertone (Almeria) at 47 minute
- Chumi (Almeria) at 53 minute
- F. Martinez (Almeria) at 87 minute
- E. Garcia (Barcelona) at 35 minute
- Xavi (Barcelona) at 52 minute
- Raphinha (Barcelona) at 54 minute
- Gavi (Barcelona) at 57 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Almeria – WLLLW
- Barcelona – LWWWW
Top 5 La Liga scorers:
- Robert Lewandowski (15, Barcelona)
- Joselu (11, Espanyol)
- Karim Benzema (11, Real Madrid)
- Vedat Muriqi (10, Mallorca)
- Iago Aspas (9, Celta Vigo)
- Almeria will play with Villarreal. March 04 at 15:15 (UTC), on Power Horse Stadium – Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos.
- Barcelona will play with Valencia. March 05 at 15:15 (UTC), on Spotify Camp Nou.