Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, 30 Oct: Alex Grimaldo (Benfica)

The Spaniard was superb as Benfica humbled Portimonense.

 
8:00am on Thursday 31st October 2019
By
Martin Macdonald
Alejandro Grimaldo
D (L) - SL Benfica - 24 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
9.6
Oct 30, 2019
2Assists
4Crosses
23Final third passes
13Duels
6Duels won
7Ball recovered
91Successfull passes %
101Touches

Benfica maintained their position at the top of the Primeira Liga on Wednesday as they comfortably defeated Portimonense 4-0 at the Estadio da Luz, with Alex Grimaldo once again displaying his class at left-back.

He recorded two assists on the night, two very different assists. His first came for the second goal of the evening after his initial excellent corner was headed back out to the wing. He made no mistake with his second delivery, firing a cross into the centre for Ruben Dias to slide home.

Then, 15 minutes later, he set-up another, this time for Carlos Vinicius to run through and take it round the keeper to score after a quite brilliant threaded pass into and beyond the midfield from the left flank.

The Spaniard had the second-most touches of any player in the league on Wednesday - a rare feat for a left-back.

Defensively, he made seven ball recoveries, two interceptions, and three clearances for the hosts.

Benfica fixtures, results, statistics and ratings

 
Name
Team
Nationality
Position
Age
Apps
MOM
Fouls P90
Fouled P90
Tackles Att/Won P90
Aerials Att/Won P90
Intercept P90
Clearance P90
Err Chance P90
Err Goal P90
Touches P90
Passes P90
Pass comp %
Final Third P90
Long ball P90
Poss Lost P90
Shots P90
On Target P90
Blocked P90
Touches box P90
Big chance P90
Decisive
First
Equaliser
Penalty won
Clean sheet %
Saves P90
Goals con P90
Pen con
Pen saves
Form
Alejandro Grimaldo
ESP
D (L)
24
12
1080
1(0)
2
0
2
0
0.7
1.0
3.0/2.3
-
0.9
1.2
-
-
88.3
54.3
82%
17.3
5.6
19.2
1.6
0.3
0.6
1.3
-
-
-
0
58%
-
0.8
0
0
84
Extra note text etc..

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