Delfín SC – Match Report vs. SD Aucas (18/07/2022)

Delfín SC managed to hold SD Aucas to a draw on the second matchday of the Liga Pro. The hosts, Delfín, set up in a 4-2-3-1 but were forced to change their formation after Jonathan Betancourt got sent off early in the game. SD Aucas also were down to ten men close to half-time after Luis Cano got his second yellow card after a late challenge. In the end, having two players less on the pitch did open up more space but it also led to both teams playing more defensively. It was a not so entertaining match with very few chances.


  • A1 – Very good, could play higher
  • A2 – Strong potential to play higher
  • B1 – Good, strong player at level
  • B2 – Potential to be a strong player at level
  • C – Average for the level, rewatch
  • D – Below average in this match

Cristhian García

  • Nationality: Ecuadorian
  • Age: 19
  • Date of birth: 30/08/2002
  • Club: Delfín SC
  • Career: Delfín SC (Y), Club La Paz (L), Delfín SC
  • Position: Left-Back
  • Preferred foot: Left

Cristhian García played as a left-back for Delfín SC in the match against SD Aucas. The Ecuadorian stands at around 1.85 meters (I think) with a pretty lean build. He seemed to have pretty long legs, making it hard for him to turn quickly at times. However, his long legs did help him in duels to put his body between the ball and the opponent. The youngster did not get into many physical duels, meaning that his physical strength did not get tested so much.

Cristhian García, in settled possession, usually stayed on his own half and received the ball pretty often. His receiving technique under pressure, while hugging the touchline, was not great but he managed to stay in possession at times and held his own, not taking any unnecessary risks. García usually chose for passes down the line. He used several passing techniques to play those passes, which was sometimes quite unorthodox.

However, he did manage to almost always reach his teammate. Cristhian García did have a pretty good dribbling technique, managing to keep the ball close to him and looking pretty fast on the ball. There was one situation in which he was too naive in his own box, trying to dribble past a player. He lost the ball and it could have led to a big chance for the opponent. In this situation, he should have scanned and made a different choice. Cristhian García spotted space in behind pretty well and made some very good runs with great pace. He looks fast over long distances.

Defensively, the Ecuadorian defender was pretty cautious when SD Aucas had settled possession. García usually stayed in line and did not step up that often. He stepped up at the right times, cutting the passing lanes well and not making any big mistakes. The youngster occasionally was a bit late to the duel but was composed enough to not give away a foul. García looks solid defensively in the isolated 1v1 duels on the wing. García keeps the right distance with his opponent and reacts quite quickly to changes of direction.

Rating – A1

Even though he is not yet one of the most important players at Delfín SC, I think he would be a great pick-up for Independiente del Valle. Cristhian García is pretty similar to Jhoanner Chávez and could be a good long-term replacement for the Ecuadorian wing-back. However, with the presence of Alan Minda and Yaimar Medina, Independiente del Valle could already have two options internally.

Michael Mieles

  • Nationality: Ecuadorian
  • Age: 21
  • Date of birth: 13/08/2000
  • Club: Delfín SC
  • Career: Delfín SC (Y), CD Everest (L), Delfín SC
  • Position: Attacking Midfield
  • Secondary position: Striker
  • Preferred foot: Left

Michael Mieles played as a lone striker in the match against SD Aucas. He had an unlucky match, not receiving the ball in the final third that often. Mieles received a lot of aerial passes and did well to find the space between the lines. However, generally, Mieles’ movement in settled possession was not that great, not creating passing angles for the midfielders and making the wrong decisions. The Ecuadorian youngster seemed to struggle receiving under pressure with his back towards the goal. He rarely managed to maintain possession and did not have the physical strength or technique to hold off his opponent. During the times that he received the ball in a bit of space, he did well to protect the ball and win throw-ins.

Mieles sometimes had a good touch receiving under pressure with his back towards the goal, but he did not quite have the strength to hold off a physically strong defender like Adé. Mieles seemed to have good link-up play a few times, linking up with teammates well and playing some good quick combinations in the center. His passing technique seemed pretty decent. The youngster had one moment in which he spotted that the goalkeeper was far from his line but he scuffed his shot, looking uncontrolled and wild. Another situation where he scuffed his shot was when he received a low cross but failed to hit the ball properly. The Ecuadorian worked very hard and was always putting pressure on the last line, often blocking passing and disrupting the opponent’s build-up. Mieles seems like a mobile striker who’s pretty quick without the ball. However, on the ball, he seemed slow while dribbling.

Rating – C

Michael Mieles seemed out of place playing as a striker. I don’t necessarily think that he is a talented player, but he is certainly not a striker with his lack of goal-scoring ability.

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