CD Mirandés – Match Report vs. Elche CF 07/07/20

CD Mirandés hosted Elche CF and managed to win 1-0. The home team played in a 4-2-3-1 formation with two holding midfielders. They had a lot of creativity on the wing, especially coming from Martin Merquelanz, but failed to create lots of chances. However, the win was deserved.


  • 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

Modibo Sagnan

  • Nationality: French
  • Age: 21
  • Date of birth: 14/04/1999
  • Club: Real Sociedad, on loan at CD Mirandés
  • Career: RC Lens (Y), RC Lens, Real Sociedad, CD Mirandés (L)
  • Position: central defender
  • Secondary position: left-back
  • Preferred foot: left

Modibo Sagnan played as a left central defender and he managed to make a very good impression against Elche. On the ball, Modibo Sagnan stayed composed and he managed to find an option forward when he was being put under pressure. When he was not being put under pressure, he mainly chose for a pass sideways and did not take that many risks. He had good technique on the ball and controlled the ball fairly well, as well as having a good passing technique.

In defence, he did well to close gaps and he stepped out of the defensive line very confidently. As he was very confident, he looked very dominant in the defensive aspect of play and he helped Mirandés not giving away too many chances. Sagnan timed his interceptions very well and was physically strong in the defensive duels, as well as being able to jump high and time his jump well. This helped him win a lot of his aerial duels.

Rating – A1

I am not sure if he can make it at Sociedad next season, but I can certainly see him playing in a LaLiga side. However, it would maybe be better for him to move to a club outside the top 5 leagues.

Antonio Sánchez

  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Age: 23
  • Date of birth: 22/04/1997
  • Club: RCD Mallorca, on loan at CD Mirandés
  • Career: RCD Mallorca (Y), UD Poblense (L), Barakaldo CF (L), CD Mirandés (L)
  • Position: central midfielder
  • Secondary position: attacking midfielder
  • Preferred foot: right

Antonio Sánchez played as a central midfielder and he made a good impression, despite having some limitations to his game. The midfielder liked to carry the ball while moving towards the side of where he would pass the ball to. He often could have released the ball earlier to accelerate the build-up play, but he liked to carry the ball and take his time on the ball. That he could handle quicker was seen when he was being put under pressure, when he could find an option forward rather quick and he managed to play out of pressure.

He has good passing technique and just as other LaLiga2 midfielders I covered, it was nice to see him play football. Sánchez played some good long passes and he made it look easy. He had good dribbling ability as he kept his balance well, he controlled the ball well and he showed decent acceleration on the ball. In defence, he put pressure high up the pitch but he occasionally got caught out of position as he got the timing of his interception wrong. Also, he lost a lot of duels in midfield.

Rating – A2

Could go for his chance at RCD Mallorca next season but I think that getting regular LaLiga2 football is better for him at this stage of his career.

Marcos André

  • Nationality: Brazil
  • Age: 23
  • Date of birth: 20/10/1996
  • Club: Real Valladolid CF, on loan at CD Mirandés
  • Career: Guaratinguetá, Celta de Vigo (Y), SDC Órdenes (L), UD Logroñés (Y, L), UD Logroñés, Guaratinguetá, Real Valladolid (Y), Real Valladolid, CD Mirandés (L)
  • Position: striker
  • Preferred foot: right

Marcos André played as a striker in this match and had a quiet match, despite scoring the matchwinner. He liked to drift wide when Mirandés were put under pressure to try and open a passing lane towards him. He showed good link-up play and made a good run in behind immediately when he played a one-two with his teammate. He showed good ball control at times and turned away from his opponent very well.

The Brazilian is able to quickly turn away from his opponent and to twist and turn in a 1v1 duel. He made some good runs in behind but the quality of the final pass lacked at times. Marcos André showed some creativity but his final pass also lacked quality. He tapped the ball in from short range in the second half. In defence, he was very active in putting pressure on the opponents. Marcos André lost a lot of duels and is not that strong physically.

Rating – B1

I think that he is a strong player at the current level, but that he will not be able to make it in LaLiga.

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