The match between Club 12 de Octubre de Itauguá and Club General Díaz de Luque ended in 1-1, after 12 de Octubre took the lead in the first half. A Sergio Bareiro goal in the second half put General Díaz on level.
12 de Octubre were very effective in putting pressure on the wing, after forcing General Diaz to play it out wide as they made sure to close the center. When they would play it out wide, 12 de Octubre would be putting pressure very aggressively, especially through the right side with Victor Barrios. General Diaz often played long passes but failed to really reach one of the two strikers. The wide midfielders often tried to play out of pressure by attempting a dribble as well, but this was not that effective as they lost possession quite often.
- 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, re-watch
- D – Below average in this match
- Nationality: Paraguayan
- Age: 21
- Date of birth: 04-11-1998
- Club: Club General Díaz de Luque
- Career: Club General Díaz de Luque (Y), Huachipato FC, Club General Díaz de Luque
- Position: Striker
- Preferred foot: Right
Sergio Bareiro played as a striker in a 4-4-2 formation, but often played as the striker that played the highest up the pitch. When General Diaz were in possession, he often played between the two central defenders. He did not have a lot of involvement in the build-up play in the first half and only made a few runs. Bareiro liked to drift wide when General Diaz got put under pressure on the wing and this helped them out a few times. The Paraguayan striker did well to hold up play often, but sometimes lost the ball against Gustavo Navarro.
The striker used his body efficiently to hold off his opponent and he needed to fight out a lot of duels with Gustavo Navarro. It was a very interesting duel to see as both possessed quite some strength, but I think that Bareiro won most of his duels against Navarro. They both showed good quality in these duels though. Bareiro drew fouls smartly as he went down whenever he felt contact, but he showed some frustration towards the referee quite often which happens in football, but it was not good to see and he should not bother too much about it. However, he did get awarded the free-kick.
He scored a very nice header in the second half, after a cross got sent in from the right wing. Bareiro stood on the edge of the box and headed the ball in the top corner. The striker seemingly gained confidence (or motivation) after he scored and was more involved in the build-up play, while also making more runs in behind. This was the Bareiro I want to see, as his last 25 minutes or so were very good. He held his opponents off even better and not only held them off, but managed to dribble past them using his good strength on the ball and skills to get past his opponents.
The 21-year-old can definitely try to make more runs in behind, as he has very good acceleration and pace. He also has good ball control and dribbling ability, which would make him a dangerous striker on the counter if he could time his runs well. To conclude, Sergio Bareiro had a decent match but he could do so much more with his on the ball ability.
Rating – A1
Should stay in Paraguay this summer, but I would definitely like to see him at one of the top teams in Paraguay. He could be a good backup for Ferreira at Libertad and learn from the experienced Oscar Cardozo.
- Nationality: Paraguay
- Age: 21
- Date of birth: 16/04/1999
- Club: General Díaz
- Career: General Díaz (Y)
- Position: Central Midfield
- Preferred foot: Right
Estivel Moreira played as a right central midfielder in the match against 12 de Octubre. In possession, he played as a deep lying playmaker as he dropped deep to support the build-up and form a three-man defence. After he passed it sideways to one of the central defenders, he would move up the pitch to take up a higher position, to be able to progress the ball. Moreira checked his shoulders well before he received a pass which made sure that he knew what was happening in his back and to know whether he was being put under pressure by the opponent.
Moreira liked to play short passes and did not really progress the ball enough in my opinion. He mainly played sideways passes and looked to play it on safe rather than trying to play a powerful pass that breaks lines. Estivel Moreira sometimes struggled to play first time passes and lost the ball on a few occasions. The Paraguayan midfielder struggles to fulfill his tasks when playing in this role, but that does not mean that this role does not suit him, I think it is the case that he is not good enough yet and that he could develop these skills well in the Paraguayan league.
He did not always cover runs of his opponents in midfield. This means that when his direct opponent played a one-two, he would not follow his opponent but just stay in the same position before trying to get back into the duel when his opponent already passed him. Estivel Moreira tried to cut passing lanes, especially when his partner in midfield Campuzano lost possession and 12 de Octubre looked dangerous as they had a lot of numbers going forward. Moreira did well to cut the passing lanes and prevent 12 de Octubre from being dangerous.
However, when General Diaz lost possession in the final third, Estivel Moreira would not be the fastest to track back if he took part in that attack. He would just jog back and not get into position at times which left a gap in midfield and got General Diaz in danger. The midfielder took too long to get back in position and should work on this in the next few months. When his opponent tried to turn him, he did well to use his arms to slightly pull his opponent to hinder the opponent a bit, which allowed Moreira to get back into the duel.
He was alright on the turn, but definitely not the quickest which could be seen later in the game when his opponent nutmegged him and it took quite some time before he turned around. His acceleration was not the greatest and neither was his pace.
Rating – B2
It definitely looks like the Paraguayan league could be the ceiling of Estivel Moreira. This was the first time I watched him though so maybe he just struggled in this match.