Deportivo Táchira – Match Report vs. Metropolitanos FC 16-02-2020

Deportivo Táchira won 2-1 against Metropolitanos after they scored a late winner. Both teams set up in a 4-4-2 formation and liked to play direct, with full-backs that liked to use overlapping runs. It was quite a high intensity match (comparing it to other matches in Venezuela) and some harsh challenges were being made. Táchira dominated the second half and liked to use their wings to attack, while Metropolitanos were being pushed back and they mainly focused on the counter-attack with the pacey wingers.


  • 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 for this level

Carlos Vivas

  • Nationality: Venezuelan
  • Age: 18
  • Date of birth: 04/04/2002
  • Current Club: Deportivo Táchira
  • Career: Deportivo Táchira (Y)
  • Position: central defender
  • Secondary position: right-back
  • Preferred foot: right

Carlos Vivas played as a right central defender in the match against Metropolitanos FC. He played a decent game overall but showed some signs of vulnerability throughout the game as well. It seemed like he was not the quickest in the first few meters and he occasionally defended on the wrong side of his opponent. For example, he was beat after Marcano made a run in behind where Vivas was defending on the outside of Marcano while he should have been defending on the inside. Marcano used his body well to win the duel and could get a shot off on target.

In some other situations he did defend on the right side of his opponent and he had an active stance which allowed him to react quickly and win duels playing with a lot of space in his duel. He scanned a lot and this helped him to make decisions on the pitch. Also, Vivas was able to get in front of his opponent several times and won the duels. He showed some good strength on the ball when he recovered possession in these situations and could hold off his opponent very well.

He got beat in the 1v1 duels several times, especially when he came up against a winger who had more speed. Carlos Vivas would struggle to react quickly and looked to be a bit heavy-footed in these situations, even though that he looked like a quite mobile defender. He would get back in the duels though and used some smart tricks to prevent the opponent from crossing the ball into the box.

Carlos Vivas was reluctant to play powerful passes into the midfield or the attack in possession and mainly chose to play sideways instead of forward. His passing technique was not the greatest which could hinder him in the future.

Rating – A2

I do not think that he has the potential to ever play in Europe and I think that he should be aiming to play for a decent midtable team in the Colombian/Ecuadorian league in the future.

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