What a goal performed by Aleix Vidal. Alaves coach didn’t expect that they will beat the Levante at their stadium.



The Alaves controls the game even at Levante stadium

Today another exciting match was played at Levante stadium. Levante, with 26 points and standing on 11th place, loses his game against Alaves, who stands on 14th place with 23 points in LaLiga Santander.


Formation and starting lineups

Both teams have organized exciting matches in the last weeks. From November, Levante has five winnings, and four loses. When Alaves have two wins, two draws, and five losses. Lopez team has problems with missing players. They lack six players: Lopez, Miramon, Oier, Rober, Vezo, and Vukcevic because of injuries and a red card. Garitano club misses two players only: Pina with a broken leg and Wakaso with Yellow cards. Because of missing players, Levante got problems with the formation. For sure, the home team is morally and physically weak because of its present issue.


A spell of possession for Levante in an attempt to control the game

Opposing teams started with similar formations. Both clubs played with four defenders, four midfielders, and two strikers. The first half for Levante was more interesting. Ball possession, goal attempts, free kicks, and other moments were better than Garitano’s team. 1st half played under the tense for Alaves. Their defenders played well and stopped Levante strikers without any problem. The guest team played at Levante stadium teamed and organized. At the end of the first half, both team players got yellow cards and finished without substitutions.


Vidal races towards goal

The second half started without any exciting moments. Alaves’ possession of the ball was less than Levante’s. But they concentrated on counterattacks and scoring the goal. The Levante made the first substitution, Gonzalo Melero, replaced by Enis Bardhi on 55th minute. After nine minutes, Garitano sent Borja Sainz on the bench, and he replaced by Luis Rioja on the 64th minute. This substitution made on time, and after a few seconds with the pass of Joselu, Aleix Vidal scored his first and last goal in the match. Paco Lopez decided to change his difficult situation and made a substitution. Jose Morales replaced by Hernani on 66th minute. There were other substitutions by Levante on 79th minute, by Alaves on 82th and 89th minutes. The fourth official added four-minute. The match finished on 95th minute without any necessary attempts to score the second goal of the game. Both teams played well, but today was Alaves day, they left the pitch brave and proud.