Valencia secured a hard-fought 1:0 victory over Osasuna in Match Day 25 of La Liga. The match was tight throughout, with both teams creating chances but failing to capitalise. The breakthrough finally came in the 74th minute as Justin Kluivert scored the winner for Valencia, netting what would turn out to be the decisive goal. It was an important result for Valencia as they look to move up the table and challenge for a spot in Europe next season.
Giorgi Mamardashvili (rating 6.9)
Sergio Herrera (rating 7.3)
Samu Castillejo (Samuel Lino, 58)
E. Ávila (Nacho Vidal, 66)
Valencia dominated in ball possession during the game against Osasuna, with 54% of the ball. They were more active in terms of shots, making 8 shots on target and 4 on goal. The most active player was Hugo Duro who made multiple attempts to score. Osasuna also had their chances, making 7 shots on target but none of them managed to find the net. Jon Moncayola was their best player when it came to hitting the target with his shots.
4 tackles per game
Cenk Özkaçar of Valencia had an impressive 87% pass accuracy on 49 total passes in their game against Osasuna. Moi Gómez of Osasuna was even more impressive, with a 94% pass accuracy on 39 total passes. Samu Castillejo of Valencia contributed three key passes while Juan Cruz of Osasuna averaged 3.4 tackles per game, making him a valuable asset to the team’s defense. All four players made important contributions to their respective teams and played a vital role in the outcome of the game.
Valencia had a total of 4 interceptions over the course of the game, with Dimitri Foulquier leading the way with 1 interception. Osasuna was significantly more successful in this regard, totaling 11 interceptions, with Lucas Torró leading the team with 3. Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby also managed to secure 2 interceptions for his team, while Osasuna’s David García contributed 1 interception to his team’s success.
This data shows that Yunus Musah from Valencia and Abdessamad Ezzalzouli from Osasuna are the clear leaders when it comes to face-to-face fighting for the ball. Yunus Musah has won 11 fights, while Abdessamad Ezzalzouli has won 8 fights. These two players have proven themselves to be strong contenders on the field and their commitment to battling for the ball is admirable.
- Hugo Duro (Valencia) at 71 minute
- José Luis Gayà (Valencia) at 90 minute
- David García (Osasuna) at 3 minute
- Juan Cruz (Osasuna) at 16 minute
- Chimy Ávila (Osasuna) at 36 minute
- Lucas Torró (Osasuna) at 68 minute
- Aimar Oroz (Osasuna) at 87 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Valencia – WLWLL
- Osasuna – LDWLD
Top 5 La Liga scorers:
- Robert Lewandowski (15, Barcelona)
- Enes Ünal (12, Getafe)
- Joselu (12, Espanyol)
- Iago Aspas (11, Celta Vigo)
- Karim Benzema (11, Real Madrid)
- Valencia will play with Atletico Madrid. March 18 at 20:00 (UTC), on Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano.
- Osasuna will play with Villarreal. March 19 at 15:15 (UTC), on Estadio El Sadar.