Wednesday, August 4

Girona and Sabadell remain at the gates of triumph


  • Monchu put the Catalan team ahead, but a mistake in a corner prevented the victory in Ponferrada (1-1)

  • Francisco’s team has four days without winning and is four points from the ‘play-off’

  • The Vallesans caressed the victory with a goal from Guruzeta that was neutralized in the last gasp by Lugo thanks to a penalty (1-1)

  • Antonio Hidalgo’s block has three consecutive draws and ends the first round out of relegation

The first round of the League concluded in Second and the Girona could not regain the path of triumph. The team of Francisco failed to prolong the cup high, had to settle for a tie in his visit to Ponferradina (1-1) and is four points from the play-off area. He SabadellMeanwhile, he had the victory in his hands, but a penalty in the last breath gave a a deserved draw to Lugo (1-1).

Score in the Toralin it should not a priori be considered a disastrous result. In fact, the Ponferradina have chained six games without losing at home since Sabadell stormed their stadium on November 1 (0-3). However, the development of the crash left the Catalan team with bad feelings, which deserved more.

Without Stuani

Girona has only added 4 of the last 12 points. The last victory in the League was achieved on December 10 against the Logroñés (2-0) with a double of Stuani, now injured. Those four games without winning weigh too heavily on the aspirations of Francisco’s bloc, which will end the month of January hosting the Spanish and visiting the Majorca, two crashes of maximum demand.

Monchu overtook Girona after a center of Skull (m. 39) and put things in the face for a solid team that had the clash well on track until the central defender Jose Maria Amo equalized after a corner (m. 70). That distraction a set piece prevented the triumph of the box Montilivi, which did not collapse and was able to score perfectly in the final stage. Dear, the local goalkeeper, saved his team with two good interventions in a free kick taken by Monchu (m. 87) and a poisoned shot from Samu saiz in the added time.

Off the descent

In the High Cross, a great goal from the head of Guruzeta (m. 36) after a missile to the crossbar of Lugo put Sabadell ahead who knew how to suffer with a great mackay under sticks, but a penalty on Gerard Valentí allowed him to equalize Barreiro (m. 94). The Vallesanos reach the Equator of the League off descent after three consecutive draws.

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