Real Zaragoza – Match Report vs. SD Huesca 30/06/20

Real Zaragoza lost 0-1 at home against SD Huesca in which was an interesting game to see. Zaragoza set up in a 4-4-2 formation and let the defence of Huesca build it out from the back. However, they were very disciplined in putting pressure whenever the ball reached midfield. On the ball, the wide midfielders of Zaragoza tucked inside to allow the full-backs to play higher up the pitch, while one central midfielder of Zaragoza dropped deep between the two central defenders.

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 in this match

Luis Suárez

  • Nationality: Colombian
  • Age: 22
  • Date of birth: 02-12-1997
  • Club: Watford FC, on loan at Real Zaragoza
  • Career: Leones FC, Granada (Y, L), Watford (Y), Real Valladolid (L), Gimnàstic de Tarragona (L), Real Zaragoza (L)
  • Position: striker
  • Secondary position: left winger
  • Preferred foot: right

Luis Suárez played as a striker and formed a partnership in attack with Alberto Soro. The Colombian showed great link-up play and liked to make a run in behind when he played a one-two with his teammate. When doing this, he liked to drift wide. He occasionally linked up well with his teammates in the final third which led to him creating space for himself. He looked very dangerous on the ball. Suárez had the ability to drive towards his opponent at full pace and could change directions well when he was at full speed, which made him quite unstoppable.

The Colombian attacker showed great promise in this game. It was always looking like he could make something happen for the home team and he plays with a lot of pace. Luis Suárez was very strong on the ball and showed great physical ability. He had good acceleration, balance and pace. He got into good positions and as mentioned above, he liked to drift wide to make a run and get into space. He nearly scored with a diagonal shot from the left, but unfortunately, he hit the post. In defence, he worked very hard to recover possession and he was always trying to cut passing lanes or to win back possession.

Rating – A1

Fits well in Spain, could move to LaLiga.

Raul Guti

  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Age: 23
  • Date of birth: 30/12/1996
  • Club: Real Zaragoza
  • Career: Real Zaragoza (Y)
  • Position: central midfield
  • Secondary position: right midfielder
  • Preferred foot: right

Raul Guti played as a right midfielder in the match against Huesca. The main thing that stood out about Guti was that he often tried to shield off the ball when attempting a dribble or controlling the ball. He often did well in doing so and proved to have good strength on the ball. Shielding off the ball helped him in some occasions where he did not control the ball well. In possession, he liked to move centrally to create space for the left-back.

He linked up well with the strikers and had a lot of movement down the middle. Guti looked more threatening when playing in a central role. He has decent acceleration on the ball. In defence, he battled well to recover possession early and his acceleration and strength helped in doing so. He was aggressive in the defensive duels, but got a yellow after he needed to make a recovery foul after he failed to shield off the ball.

Rating – A2

I liked his performance, but I will need to rewatch him.

Alberto Soro

  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Age: 21
  • Date of birth: 09-03-1999
  • Club: Real Madrid, on loan at Real Zaragoza
  • Career: Real Zaragoza (Y), Real Zaragoza, Real Madrid, Real Zaragoza (L)
  • Position: right winger
  • Secondary position: left winger and attacking midfielder
  • Preferred foot: left

Alberto Soro played as a striker and formed a partnership in attack with Luis Suárez in a 4-4-2 formation. The attacker did not impress, but he occasionally got on the ball and showed okay link up play, being able to control the ball well and find his opponent in the tight spaces. He had a couple of loose passes when he had a lot of space and he got subbed off after just 53 minutes as he could not make an impression. He worked hard in transition though, and was always actively trying to recover possession, cut the passing lanes or to track back to support the defence.

Rating – C

Did not impress.

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