CA Fénix – Match Report vs. Defensor Sporting Club 28/11/19

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

Match overview

CA Fenix won with 3-2 against Defensor Sporting. They played in a 4-3-3 formation with Ugarte as the defensive midfielder. Fenix left a lot of space between the lines as Ugarte tried to cut the passing lanes and Defensor Sporting were quite effective with playing a long pass to subsequently play the pass to the attacking midfielder in space. However, they did not get too dangerous by doing this and Fénix eventually won after scoring three times from either a corner or a free kick.

Manuel Ugarte

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Uruguayan
  • Age: 19
  • Date of birth: 11/04/2001
  • Current Club: CA Fénix
  • Career: CA Fénix (Y)
  • Position: defensive midfielder
  • Secondary position: central midfielder
  • Preferred foot: right

Manuel Ugarte played as the most defensive midfielder. His on the ball ability is outstanding and he excels in passing. Also, he reads the game very well in both the defensive and attacking area. However, he missed the interception a couple of times because he seemed to complacent in the duels which led to him being dribbled past.

The Uruguayan youngster has a very good technique, has a good first touch and plays out of pressure with ease. He uses his acceleration well to get past opponents or manages to find a gap between defenders to pass it to a teammate. He can be more active at times in the first phase of the build-up to provide an extra passing option, helping out the full-backs on their side of the pitch.

Rating: A1

Later today, a full player report on Manuel Ugarte will be published. He impressed at the Pre Olympics tournament and impressed against Defensor Sporting once again.

Francisco Casanova

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Uruguayan
  • Age: 23
  • Date of birth: 04/03/1997
  • Current Club: CA Fénix
  • Career: Danubio FC (Y), CA Fénix (Y)
  • Position: goalkeeper
  • Preferred foot: left

The goalkeeper did well to get quickly out of his goal which prevented Defensor Sporting from scoring a goal. He liked to play long passes towards the striker, who played as a targetman. These passes were often quite accurate. Casanova could not do much better at both goals and wasn’t at fault.

Rating: B1

Needs to be rewatched.

Roberto Fernández

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Uruguayan
  • Age: 22
  • Date of birth: 02/03/1998
  • Current Club: CA Fénix
  • Career: CA Fénix (Y)
  • Position: defensive midfielder
  • Preferred foot: right

Roberto Fernández played as a right central midfielder and did well in both the defensive and attacking phase of play. He made a good run in the box early in the first half in which he kept very calm and composed as he used his body well to hold off the opponent and managed to find a teammate with a good backheel pass.

The midfielder showed that he has decent passing ability and he is able to play both good long and short passes. He used his long passing ability occasionally and managed to play a very good long through pass. He liked to dive into the space on the right side of the pitch when Pereira took up a central position.

Rating: A2

I need to rewatch him and take an even more closer look on him.

Ignacio Pereira

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Uruguayan
  • Age: 22
  • Date of birth: 14/04/1998
  • Current Club: CA Fénix
  • Career: Club Nacional (Y), CA Independiente (Y)
  • Position: left winger
  • Secondary position: striker & right winger
  • Preferred foot: left

Ignacio Pereira played as a right winger, but often took up a more central position. He showed that he has a good ball control and that he is not scared to start a dribble. Sometimes he could get lost in his own dribbles which led to possession loss. He liked to cut inside when he received the ball in a wide position.

When he cut inside, he often would follow this up with a shot on target. Most of the times, he had a better option which he did not see. Pereira has good pace and managed to hold off his opponent well at times. Also, he liked to combine with his teammates in the tight spaces to create space to eventually fire a shot towards goal.

Rating: A2

Definitely need to rewatch him and have a more closer look on him.

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