FC Porto – Match Report vs. Feyenoord 12/12/19

Ratings

  • A1 – Very good, could play higher
  • A2 – Strong potential to play higher
  • B1 – Good, strong player at level
  • B2 – Potential to be strong player at level
  • C – Average for the level, rewatch
  • D – Below average, don’t follow up

Alex Telles

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Age: 27
  • Date of birth: 15/12/1992
  • Current Club: FC Porto
  • Career: Esporte Clube Juventude, Gremio, Galatasaray, Inter and FC Porto
  • Position: left-back
  • Secondary position: left-midfield, left-winger
  • Preferred foot: left

Alex Telles played as a left-back and showed excellent attacking ability in the match against Feyenoord. He exploited the space that he got very well and took up a high positioning. Telles showed great awareness and assisted one goal, looking up before giving a cross and playing an excellent pass to Luis Díaz. In defence, he didn’t get tested much but he managed to use his physical ability a few times to shield the ball off after closing the gap towards the running opponent.

Rating: A1

Even though he did not get tested much, he showed that he has great attacking ability and that he probably is ready for a next step. I need to watch more of him to see if this conclusion is right.

Luis Díaz

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Colombian
  • Age: 23
  • Date of birth: 13/01/1997
  • Current Club: FC Porto
  • Career: CF Barranquilla, Junior FC
  • Position: left-midfielder
  • Secondary position: left-winger & right-winger
  • Preferred foot: right

Luis Díaz formed a very threatening duo on the left with Alex Telles and performed very well in this match. The Colombian left-midfielder is able to quickly turn away from his opponent and his off the ball movement is excellent, tucking inside to lose his opponent and make space for himself, but also for the left-back. Also, he showed that he has a good shot from distance and that he is a calm finisher. He scored one goal.

He managed to turn Geertruida with his decent agility and acceleration, but also used his pace sometimes to simply outpace Geertruida down the wing. Díaz is good in the tight spaces and sometimes tries to use his body to shield off the bal in duels. However, he lost these duels against Geertruida quite frequently. He is very calm on the ball which I really liked about him.

Rating: A1

A very good performance by Luís Diaz, who impressed with his off the ball movement. Could be playing at a higher level with his technical abilities and positional intelligence.

Tecacito

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Mexico
  • Age: 27
  • Date of birth: 6/1/1993
  • Current Club: FC Porto
  • Career: CF Monterrey, FC Twente, FC Porto
  • Position: right-midfielder
  • Secondary position: right-back, right-winger, left-midfielder, left-winger
  • Preferred foot: right

Tecacito has played in several positions this season, but in this match he played as a right-back. He did not exploit the space he got to the maximum, he could have done more. However, he showed great dribbling ability and made some good overlapping runs. He did not get tested in defence that often, but the 2-2 came from his side after he let Malacia cross the ball.

Rating: B1

At right-back, he currently is a strong player at current level. I think he would suit better in a more attacking role though. Definitely needs to be rewatched.

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