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VIE 15.05.2015 | FEATURES

One versus one: Mantovani versus Cristian García

Defenders from both sides are looking forward to a battle that will see them fight it out for different aspirations.

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VIE 15.05.2015

Martín Mantovani and Cristian García face off in match day 38 in the league season in a personal battle that sees two of the divisions most important defenders come face-to-face when CD Leganés play CE Sabadell. There is lofty ambitions against relegation at stake in this one.
 
Martín Mantovani has played 30 times this season. All of them as a starter and that means he has accumulated 2700 minutes on the field of play. The man from the Madrid outfit has scored three times this season. The midfielder, who was born in San Martín,  made 197 blocks and made 40 fouls. He also made 33 of the 41 tackles he tried. 
 
Cristian García. The Catalan has played 31 times this season, all of them from the off, and he played for 2614 minutes. The defender has scored twice this season. He has recovered 160 balls, made 54 blocks and committed 33 fouls. Also he has completed 81 from 101 entires he has tried (80%).
 

Stats/player

Mantovani (Argentina)

Cristian García (España)

Total games

30

31

Starts

30

31

Total minutes

2700

2614

Goals

3

2

Recoveries

96

160

Entries 

33/41 (80%)

81/101 (80%)

Blocks

197

54

Total battles

198/304 (65%)

158/280 (56%)

Aerial duels 

98/151 (65%)

17/44 (38%)

One on one 

100/153 (65%)

141/236 (59%)

Fouls

40

33

Total passes

707/930 (76%)

1044/1402 (74%)

Short passes

615/704 (87%)

956/1163 (82%)

Long passes

92/226 (40%)

88/239 (36%)

Mantovani has won more battles than Cristian García. The Argentine had taken part in 304 battles, coming away successful with 198 (65%). The player has and also come away with 100 one on ones and won 98 of 152 aerial battles. García on the other hand has attempted 280 battles, winning 158 (56%). The Catalan has also won 17 of 44 aerial battles and 141 of 236 one on ones.
 
Both players have similar passing standards. Mantovani has completed 707 of 830 attempted (76%) while Cristian García has tried 1402 and been successful with 1044 (74%). The Argentine has completed 615 of the short passes he's tried and 92 of the 226 long balls. On the other hand, the Catalan has been successful with 956 of 1163 attempted short passes and 88 of 239 long.
 
Both Mantovani and Cristian García will be protagonists in the game between Leganés and Sabadell this weekend. The two centre backs lead their respective defences, a fundamental aspect that could lead their wide to victory at either  Butarque or Nova Creu Alta.

 

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