INDEPENDIENTE DEL VALLE U20 – MATCH REPORT VS RIVER PLATE U20 01/03/20

Youth Ratings

1 – Ready for the first team
2 – Good, potential to be first team
3 – Decent, could make first team squad
4 – Unlikely to make first team

Pedro Vite

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Ecuador
  • Age: 18
  • Date of birth: 09/03/2002
  • Current Club: Independiente del Valle
  • Position: Attacking midfielder
  • Preferred foot: Left

In an attack composed of Leiton, Bravo and Garcia, Pedro Vite occupied a number 10 position in charge of bringing energy and creativity to the attack.

Marco Angulo and Moises Caicedo complete the midfield and gave him more freedom to take charge of creative aspect for the team and push forwards. Available between the lines, he knew how to take advantage of his technical quality to evade pressure and play forwards. His precise left foot allowed him to utilise the speed of the forwards to facilitate attacking transitions.

He has the ability to play forwards with precise passes in different areas of the pitch. However, in more advanced positions, he lacked decision making and a final ball to execute in the final third. His good ball control allows him to keep possession of the ball and open up spaces but he must take advantage of this to play simpler in key areas.

Rating: 2

Pedro Vite used his intelligence and technical skill to accelerate and play to the strengths of this team. He is one of the interesting players in Independiente del Valle which has already stood out during the U17 World Cup. His left foot and his vision are an asset that allow him to create danger in different areas of the pitch. He still has to improve the physical aspect of his game in order to hope to settle permanently with the senior team.

Marco Angulo

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Ecuador
  • Age: 18
  • Date of birth: 08/05/2002
  • Current Club: Independiente del Valle
  • Position: Central Midfield
  • Secondary Position: Defensive Midfield
  • Preferred foot: Right

He was partnered in midfield with Moises Caicedo, a complementary midfield where the 2 players adjust their function and position during the match.

He has good agility and speed allowing him to cover a lot of ground and get around the pitch. Defensively, he gives freedom to his midfield partner and his positioning allows him to win the ball back effectively. His speed allows him to close spaces and block the passing lane to stop the opposition progressing. He supports the defence well and he covers to fill spaces well.

When he has more freedom, his occupation of spaces allows combinations with his teammates. When he can he brings looks to progress to the final third and does this either through his passing game or by driving forwards with the ball. For example, after making an interception in the centre of the pitch, he was able to spread the ball wide to Jose Hurtado which ended in a goal.

Rating: 1

Marco Angulo offers great versatility on the field. He has physical and technical qualities which allow him to influence different aspect of the game. He adjusts his role during the match to meet the needs of the team. A promising player who participated in the last U17 World Cup with Ecuador and will soon make his debut with the senior team.

Moises Caicedo

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Ecuador
  • Age: 18
  • Date of birth: 02/11/2001
  • Current Club: Independiente del Valle
  • Position: Central Midfield
  • Secondary Position: Defensive Midfield
  • Preferred foot: Right

An interesting association with Marco Angulo to dominate the midfield. They offered to the team balance during the match

Moises Caicedo is an athletic midfielder, this natural quality allows him to dominate in duel and win the ball. He has strength to resist pressure and holdup play before playing it forward. His presence brings a lot of calmness and serenity to the pitch. Defensively, his good positioning allows him to cover space and have well-timed defending. A player who already seems to have experience and maturity despite his age. During the match, he was often found assisting the defence in key areas and relieving the team to the pressure from River Plate.

In the 2nd half, he had more freedom to offer support in transitions, he was driving the ball forward, attacking the spaces to bring offensive support. He could lack concentration on certain sequences to take full advantage of the attacking situations created.

Rating: 1

One of the many promising players at the Independiente Del Valle. His successful performances with the U20 allowed him to make his debut with the first team. An athletic, mature player who has all the resources to settle in the first team.

Piero Hincapié

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Ecuador
  • Age: 18
  • Date of birth: 09/01/2002
  • Current Club: Independiente del Valle
  • Position: Centre Back
  • Secondary Position: Left Back
  • Preferred foot: Left

Piero Hincapie played in a left back position for this match, which gave him freedom to drive the ball forward to initiate transitions. He used his physicality in his defensive work, he is strong and he has a good acceleration to cover space and defend in tight spaces.

He showed his skill with the ball to progress and attack the spaces and penetrate the block. He has a left foot, he can find forward players with accurate long and short pass.

He was important defensively and had good reactions in the box, stopping situations that could have ended with a goal. He had to defend Elias Lopez, one of River Plate most dangerous players and did well.

Rating: 1

Piero Hincapie is a versatile player, he has physical and technical ability who allows him to be effective in his defensive work and build up play. He was one of the important player during the U17 World Cup with Ecuador. He begins to play with the senior team, his versatility could help him to find more time to play.

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