With two goals from Adrián Embarba, Almería equalized against Espanyol

With two goals from Adrián Embarba, Almería equalized against Espanyol

Both teams shared the points in the match for date 38 of the Spain – LaLiga Santander 2022-2023 tournament. The goals of the match for the locals were scored by Javi Puado (12′ 1T), Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel (3′ 2T) and Luca Koleosho (27′ 2T). While the away goals were made by El Bilal Touré (9′ 1T) and Adrián Embarba (12′ 2T and 41′ 2T, penalty).

A highlight of the match was Luca Koleosho’s goal in the 27th minute of the second half. After an individual move on the right, the forward finished off the goal from the door of the area and placed the ball to the right post. Impossible for the goalkeeper!

Espanyol was the team with the greatest possession (61% on average), while Almería controlled possession of the ball less (39%) and got the tie.

The figure of the meeting was Adrián Embarba. The striker from Almería scored 2 goals, kicked 4 times on target against Espanyol and made 14 correct passes.

Javi Puado was also key in the Estadio Olímpico Lluís Companys stadium. The Espanyol midfielder stood out against Almería as he scored 1 goal, made 25 correct passes and kicked 2 times on target.

With many fouls, there was an intense game with many interruptions on the pitch. There were a large number of cautions: Alejandro Pozo, Brian Oliván, César Montes, Samu Costa, Largie Ramazani and Gonzalo Melero.

Espanyol’s coach, Luis García, arranged a 4-5-1 formation on the field with Joan García in goal; Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel, César Montes, Fernando Calero and Brian Oliván on the defensive line; Edu Expósito, Sergi Darder, Javi Puado, Denis Suárez and Nicolás Melamed in the middle; and Martin Braithwaite in attack.

For their part, those led by Joan Ferrer Sicilia planted themselves with a 4-3-3 strategy with Fernando Martínez under the three sticks; Alejandro Pozo, Rodrigo Ely, Srdjan Babic and Álex Centelles in defense; Lucas Robertone, Samu Costa and Gonzalo Melero in midfield; and Lázaro, El Bilal Touré and Adrián Embarba up front.

The match at the Estadio Olímpico Lluís Companys stadium was directed by referee César Soto Grado.

The local is in 19th place with 37 points, while the visitor reached 41 points and is placed in 17th place in the tournament.

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