Atletico Madrid took on Valencia in Match Day 26 of La Liga and came out victorious with a 3-0 scoreline. Atletico Madrid’s A. Griezmann opened the scoring at the 23rd minute to give Atletico Madrid a 1-0 lead. Just before halftime, Y. Carrasco scored another for Atletico Madrid to double their lead and make it 2-0 at the 49th minute mark. In the second half, T. Lemar sealed the victory for Atletico Madrid with his goal at 67 minutes to make it 3-0 which would be the final score of this match between two La Liga powerhouses.
Jan Oblak (rating 7.2)
Giorgi Mamardashvili (rating 6.3)
A. Morata (M. Depay, 64)
S. Lino (T. Correia, 63)
Atletico Madrid dominated the ball possession in their match against Valencia, with 56% of the ball to their name. They capitalised on this dominance by creating a total of 14 shots on target, 6 of which were on goal. Memphis Depay was the most active in terms of shots for Atletico Madrid, while Valencia managed 9 shots on target with only 1 of those hitting the back of the net – thanks to Samuel Lino’s efforts.
5 shots per game.
Atletico Madrid’s Koke had an impressive 93% pass accuracy from 77 total passes, making him a key player in the team’s success. He was closely followed by Hugo Guillamón of Valencia who achieved an 89% pass accuracy from 67 total passes. Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente made two key passes during the match while Valencia forward Justin Kluivert managed 2.5 shots per game in his performance. With such impressive stats, it is no wonder why these teams have found success on the pitch this season.
Atletico Madrid and Valencia both had a strong defensive showing in the last season, with Atletico Madrid leading the way in interceptions. They managed to make five interceptions, with Stefan Savić leading the team with one of them. Meanwhile, Valencia made nine total interceptions, with Eray Cömert having two of them. Atletico Madrid also managed three interceptions, led by Nahuel Molina’s one interception. Valencia rounded out their performance at one interception from Cenk Özkaçar. Both teams put up admirable defensive performances that will surely help them as they look to build on their success from last season.
The data shows that the two biggest contenders for the ball in La Liga are Stefan Savić of Atletico Madrid and Cenk Özkaçar of Valencia. Both have faced off against each other 7 times in face-to-face fights for the ball. These two players clearly demonstrate their commitment and passion for the game as they battle it out on the field every time they meet. With such competitive spirit, it’s no wonder that these two are at the top of their respective teams when it comes to winning possession of the ball.
- A. Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) at 4 minute
- M. Llorente (Atletico Madrid) at 42 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Atletico Madrid – WWWDW
- Valencia – LWLWL
Top 5 La Liga scorers:
- Robert Lewandowski (15, Barcelona)
- Iago Aspas (12, Celta Vigo)
- Joselu (12, Espanyol)
- Enes Ünal (12, Getafe)
- Karim Benzema (11, Real Madrid)
- Atletico Madrid will play with Real Betis. April 02 at 19:00 (UTC), on Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano.
- Valencia will play with Rayo Vallecano. April 03 at 19:00 (UTC), on Estadio de Mestalla.