Match Summary: Ruzomberok 0-1 Everton

Match Stats

Ruzomberok   Everton
0 Goals 1
6 Shots 14
1 Shots On Target 4
0 Shots Blocked 5
13 Fouls 7
1 Offsides 3
48% Possession 52%

Overview

  • Everton are through to the Europa League play-off round after a 2-0 aggregate win.
  • The second leg was a carbon copy of the first leg.
  • Ruzomberok was a threat with the set pieces once again, particularly in the first half from Dominik Kruzliak who couldn’t convert his free header.
  • Touch and go throughout the game but Everton fans’ fears were allayed after substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin coolly broke the deadlock.
  • Otherwise, an uneventful game.

Pros

  • Everton are through.
  • Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane both gave solid performances.
  • Sandro Ramirez’s corners.

Cons

  • Lacklustre performances from Wayne Rooney and Idrissa Gueye.
  • Everton still slow and haven’t quite gelled yet. The friendly against Sevilla on Sunday is their final chance before the Premier League season starts.

Key Stats

  • Everton have kept a clean sheet in their first two games of the season for the first time since the 1995/96 season.
  • Everton have led at half-time only once in their last 26 away games in all competitions.
  • Everton have failed to score in the first half in their last 8 games in all competitions.
  • Everton have won away from home for the first time since they beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in January.
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the first Everton substitute to score in a European competition since Victor Anichebe against Brann in February 2008.
  • Jordan Pickford is the first Everton goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet on his first start since Thomas Myhre against Leeds in December 1997.

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