Manchester United loanee Facundo Pellistri played all 90 minutes as Granada finally registered a win in their 2-0 Sunday victory against Alaves.

Granada last won on 3 January, when they beat 10-man Cadiz in front of their home support.

Since then, Pellistri and his teammates have endured a run of eight defeats and three draws in their past 11 games. Before beating Alaves, the side had lost five matches on the bounce.

However, the win has done very little to improve Granada’s chances of beating the drop and avoiding relegation.

The Spanish outfit remain in 19th place in La Liga standings with 17 points gained after 31 matches played. They’re currently 11 points away from safety and it’s looking very likely that they will be dumped into the country’s second division.

Pellistri started on his favoured right side of  Jose Ramon Sandoval’s 4-4-2 formation.

During the time he was on the pitch, the United loanee managed 29 touches of the ball. He attempted only nine passes, with five of them finding his teammates. He had a personal pass completion rate of 56%.

The United loanee tried to deliver one long ball and one cross. He didn’t find his intended target on either occasion.

He didn’t register any shot whatsoever at Antonio Sivera’s goal.

The Uruguayan embarked on one dribble, which he completed successfully.

Pellistri did well defensively – even in a United shirt, the forward’s work rate is something that would never be questioned.

He delved into 12 ground duels and won six of them. Aerially, he was required to contest five challenges. He came out on top twice.

The 22-year-old lost possession of the ball eight times and committed two fouls.

Pellistri also made one clearance and as many interceptions. He registered two tackles.

(Stats obtained from Sofascore)

The former Penarol man and Granada will undoubtedly be looking to build on the momentum gained from their win at Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes by getting something when they next face Athletic Club. Pellistri will also be looking to put up a much better and spirited display.

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