Mineros de Guayana – Match Report vs Metropolitanos FC 08/03/20


  • 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

Danny Hernández

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Venezuelan
  • Age: 18
  • Date of birth: 18/07/2001
  • Current Club: Mineros de Guayana
  • Career: Mineros de Guayana (Y)
  • Position: left-back
  • Preferred foot: left

Danny Hernández had an inconsistent match, as he showed some very promising signs but he also showed some weaknesses. In attack, Hernández stayed very calm in the tight spaces and he managed to play out of pressure a lot of times. He picked out the right passes a lot of times, as he passed it forward when he could and often made the right choice.

He gave a very good diagonal pass towards the box once. In general, Hernández is a very skilful player on the ball and he showed some very promising signs in attack. He has a good technique and ball control. However, in defence, he made some errors which also led to the 2-0 of Metropolitanos.

He often followed Castillo or Robinson Flores (after the substitution) around which meant that he positioned himself quite high up the pitch. This left a gap open on the right side which was often exploited by Metropolitanos, sometimes by Pérez, sometimes by Larotonda. At the 2-0, this happened as well.

A few times, he did not anticipate well in a duel and he went the wrong way which meant that he got dribbled past or that his opponent ran into space. In the duels with Castillo, he managed to be strong and he won a lot of 1-on-1 duels, recovering possession by tackling him or blocking crosses. Overall, he won most of the 1-on-1 duels with Castillo.

In the duels, he was positively aggressive. He showed very good stamina, as he kept sprinting back when Mineros lost possession. For example, he sprinted back like 70 meters in the 87th minute, even though it was clear that he could not close the gap. When Robinson Flores got subbed on, he struggled to keep up with him as Robinson Flores had fresh legs and used his pace and acceleration to a full extent.

Also, he sometimes stepped out the defensive line when it would have been better to stay in line and to not commit too much. He showed good awareness to close the gap inwards when Albert Gonzaléz stepped out of the defensive line. In general, he showed some good signs in defending but he definitely needs to improve his positioning.

Rating: A1 / A2

Could be a good addition to any midtable side in Colombia or to the elite teams in Venezuela like Caracas. Needs to improve his positioning and defensive decision-making before he is able to move to Europe.

Brayan Hurtado

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Venezuelan
  • Age: 20
  • Date of birth: 21/06/1999
  • Current Club: Mineros de Guayana
  • Career: Mineros de Guayana (Y), Portland Timbers 2
  • Position: left winger
  • Secondary position: right midfielder & left midfielder
  • Preferred foot: left

Brayan Hurtado came on as a sub and played as a right midfielder. He made a good impression, moving between the lines well to receive in space and showing a good technique. He has a decent ball control and a good first touch. Hurtado made a few good runs in behind, showed good vision and he checked his shoulders well, doing the right things after.

Rating: A2

Based on the few minutes I saw him, he is an exciting player and I can’t wait to see him play 90 minutes.

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