Valencia Suffer Shock Defeat to Almeria in La Liga Matchup

Match Day 28 of La Liga saw an exciting match between Almeria and Valencia, with Almeria coming out on top with a final score of 2:1. G._Melero from Almeria scored the first goal at 49 minute to give them a 1:0 lead. S._Babic from Almeria extended their lead to 2:0 just nine minutes later at 58 minute. Valencia managed to claw one back in the 61st minute with a goal by S._Castillejo, but it wasn’t enough for them as they ultimately lost 2:1.



Fernando Martínez (rating 6.9)
Chumi (rating 6.3)
Rodrigo Ely (rating 6.9)
Srđan Babić (rating 7.6)
Samuel Costa (rating 7.2)
Arnau Puigmal (rating 6.3)
Gonzalo Melero (rating 7)
Lucas Robertone (rating 7.2)
Álex Centelles (rating 6.3)
Luis Javier Suárez (rating 6.3)
Léo Baptistão (rating 6.6)


Giorgi Mamardashvili (rating 5.7)
Dimitri Foulquier (rating 6.7)
Mouctar Diakhaby (rating 6.5)
Cenk Özkaçar (rating 6.6)
José Luis Gayà (rating 6.6)
Samu Castillejo (rating 7.6)
Nicolás González (rating 7.3)
André Almeida (rating 6.2)
Justin Kluivert (rating 6.7)
Hugo Duro (rating 6.6)
Samuel Lino (rating 6.9)



A. Pozo (A. Puigmal, 66)
L. Ramazani (Leo Baptistao, 78)
C. de la Hoz (G. Melero, 78)
Kaiky (L. Suarez, 90)
I. Eguaras (L. Robertone, 90)


F. Perez (J. Kluivert, 42)
H. Guillamon (Nico, 50)
E. Cavani (S. Castillejo, 73)
Y. Musah (S. Lino, 73)

Ball possession:

The match between Almeria and Valencia was an intense one, with the ball possession being split fairly evenly at 40% for Almeria and 60% for Valencia. Almeria made 10 shots on target, of which 4 were on goal. Arnau Puigmal was the most active in terms of number of shots. Valencia made 11 shots on target, with 4 being on goal, and Justin Kluivert making the most hits to goal. Despite both teams’ efforts it remains to be seen who will come out as the victor in this match.


5 dribbles per game.

Samuel Costa of Almeria had an impressive pass accuracy of 82% with a total of 46 passes completed. Cenk Özkaçar from Valencia was even more impressive with an accuracy rate of 89%, completing 65 passes in all. Lucas Robertone, also from Almeria, contributed 2 key passes to the match while Dimitri Foulquier from Valencia showed off his skills with 2.5 dribbles per game. Both teams were able to display their talents and make valuable contributions throughout the game.


Almeria has the most interceptions out of the two teams, with a total of 4. Largie Ramazani leads the way with 2, while Srđan Babić has 1. Valencia follows closely behind with 3 interceptions, of which André Almeida and Dimitri Foulquier each have 1. This indicates that Almeria’s defensive line is more effective than Valencia’s in this game.


The competition for the most face-to-face fights for the ball is fierce, with two standout players emerging as leaders in their respective teams. Samuel Costa of Almeria leads the way with an impressive nine face-to-face fights for the ball, while Hugo Duro of Valencia follows close behind with seven. These two players are certainly making a name for themselves on the field and it will be interesting to see how their numbers will change throughout the season.


    Yellow cards:

  • Chumi (Almeria) at 20 minute
  • L. Suarez (Almeria) at 23 minute
  • L. Robertone (Almeria) at 42 minute
  • D. Foulquier (Valencia) at 7 minute
  • F. Perez (Valencia) at 86 minute

    The last five games (including this match):

    • Almeria – WDDLL
    • Valencia – LDLWL

    Top 5 La Liga scorers:

    1. Robert Lewandowski (17, Barcelona)
    2. Karim Benzema (14, Real Madrid)
    3. Joselu (12, Espanyol)
    4. Enes Ünal (12, Getafe)
    5. Iago Aspas (12, Celta Vigo)

    Next games:

    • Almeria will play with Atletico Madrid. April 16 at 16:30 (UTC), on Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano.
    • Valencia will play with Sevilla. April 16 at 19:00 (UTC), on Estadio de Mestalla.
    Bot Bot