Spanish La Liga ’18-19 – Highlights: Nabil El Zhar Saves Leganes

These are the first 2 matches of La Liga, Match Day 2 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table. In case, you missed the highlights of the last three matches click here.

Spanish La Liga ’18-19 – Highlights: Madrid Bag First La Liga Win

Rank Name Won Draw Lost Points
1 Real Sociedad 1 1 0 4
2 Sevilla 1 0 0 3
3 Barcelona 1 0 0 3
4 Levante 1 0 0 3
5 Real Madrid 1 0 0 3
6 Athletic Bilbao 1 0 0 3
7 Huesca 1 0 0 3
8 Getafe CF 1 0 1 3
9 Atletico Madrid 0 1 0 1
10 Celta Vigo 0 1 0 1

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La Liga 2018-19 – Full Schedule

Match 1 of 10: Getafe CF vs Eibar

Result: 2 – 0

Goal Scorers:

  • Getafe CF: Angel Luis Rodriguez Diaz 18′, Jorge Molina Vidal 90′

Match Statistics:

Getafe CF Team Stats Eibar
7 Shots 9
4 Shots On Target 0
36% Possession 64%
232 Passes 415
51% Pass Accuracy 64%
14 Fouls 11
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 5
5 Corners 5


La Liga

  • Getafe CF took the advantage of their opportunity and scored in the first and second half to register their first win of the La Liga 2018-19.
  • In the first half, Getafe bagged an early lead as Mata’s pass was successfully converted into a goal by Angel Luis Rodriguez Diaz.
  • This goal broke the rhythm of Eibar, which they had maintained in the early minutes of the game.

  • Getafe CF continued their attacks and another goal would have been scored by Angel, but he was found to be offside by the referee.
  • In the dying minutes of the first half, Eibar’s Pere Milla cross successfully found Kike, but his shoot went just over the bar.
  • The first half ended with Getafe in the lead by 1-0.

  • Just like in the 2nd half, an early yellow card was given to Getafe, this time to Ivan Alejo.
  • On the other hand, Eibar’s play making was finally coming together, however they were still not being able to score a goal.
  • The match entered the last 5 minutes of play. And, this is when Eibar’s hopes to equalise turned to dust as Jorge Molina Vidal scored at the 89th minute and the match ended with Getafe winning by 2-0.

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Match 2 of 10: Leganes vs Real Sociedad

Result: 2 – 2

Goal Scorers:

  • Leganes: Nabil El Zhar 54′, 88′
  • Real Sociedad: David Zurutuza 11′, Asier Illarramendi 17′

Match Statistics:

Leganes Team Stats Real Sociedad
18 Shots 7
5 Shots On Target 6
67% Possession 33%
580 Passes 303
81% Pass Accuracy 65%
12 Fouls 9
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
3 Offsides 3
5 Corners 0


La Liga

  • A late show of power by Leganes striker, Nabil El Zhar disallowed Real Sociedad to win their second consecutive match of the ongoing La Liga 2018-19.
  • Playing with a 4-4-2 formation, Real Sociedad were in attacking mode from the very start.

  • After a left footed shot was stopped by Leganes goal keeper, it was David Zurutuza who put his team in the lead by converting an assist from Joseba Zaldua.
  • Real Sociedad continued their attacks, with Juanmi putting in a header only to be saved by the goalkeeper in the top left corner.
  • Barely a minute had passed, as Asier Illarramendi scored a goal to double his team’s lead.

  • No goals were scored by Leganes in the first half, as it ended with Real Sociedad in the lead by 2-0.
  • However, in the 2nd half, Leganes scored early, courtesy of Nabil El Zhar right footed strike which was assisted by Gerard Gumbau.

  • From this point on, Leganes intensified their attacks and also dominated ball possession, however Real remained strong in their defence.
  • The match entered the last five minutes of play, and it was only then that Michael Santos’s brilliant pass found Nabil El Zhar who scored the equalizer.
  • In an effort to regain the lead, Real Sociedad’s Rubén Pardo made an attempt but was unsuccessful as the match ended in a draw.

For the next matches of Match Day 2 of 38, visit allsportspk later today.