Monday, October 25

Girona saves a point in the 90th minute playing with 10


The Girona has shot epic this Saturday to save a point against Lugo (1-1) in minute 90 and playing with 10. The expulsion of Monchu 20 minutes from the end, it was an impossible mission to avoid the second consecutive defeat in Montilivi, but after conceding a goal very soon, Francisco’s team did not lower their arms and achieved thanks to a so much from Sylla a more valuable tie for morale than for qualification.

The 1-1 is still a bad result for Girona, which has only added 9 of the last 36 possible points. Since they defeated Espanyol in January they have only added 5 of 21, I and to 7 points the sixth place, the last one that gives access to the ‘play-off’ of promotion to First. However, the situation had become so ugly in Montilivi with the score against and at a disadvantage that the final draw did not leave a bad taste in the mouth.

“The point is deserved. Except for the first 10 minutes, the team has had 60% possession and has been brave when we are left with 10. It is time to continue adding and we will go to win in Las Palmas“Francisco analyzed.”The team wants, but the results do not come out. Despite everything, I can’t help but be optimistic and believe in my players. We play a lot and we have to give everything for the club and for our people. “

A backlash from Appiah culminated by The do (m. 7) put the game uphill for the locals, who were able to concede more goals before the break. The English winger was a headache for the defense of the team of Francisco, whose best weapon throughout the game was a great Yan Couto. El Hacen came close to the double on a volley that went high just before the break.

Ninth expulsion of the season

In the second half, Girona grew and was very close to the draw in a point-blank shot by Santi Bueno who went to the clouds (m. 62), but the red to Monchu At the behest of the VAR (m. 74) it seemed to frustrate any option of reaction.

Was the ninth expulsion of the season for a Girona player, who maybe that’s why he didn’t collapse. Francisco finished with four forwards on the pitch and the team was obviously split, but he came out the winner of that Russian roulette. A cross from, of course, Yan Couto from the right was taken advantage of by Sylla throwing herself to the ground with everything to score a goal that was worth a point.

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Data sheet

Girona: Juan Carlos; Yan Couto, Santi Bueno, Juanpe, Gumbau (Nahuel Bustos, d. 46), Aday; Ramon Terrats (Kébé, m. 77), Cristóforo (Pablo Moreno, m. 59), Samu Sáiz (Monchu, m. 59), Bárcenas (Sylla, m. 77); Stuani.
Lugo: Stonecutter; Campabadal, Diego Alende, Venancio, Canella; Xavi Torres (Seoane, d. 65), El Hacen (Hugo Rama, d. 73), Juanpe; Rodríguez (Gerard Valentín, m. 57), Appiah (Christian Herrera, m. 57) and Carrillo (Manu Barreiro, m. 65).
Goals: 0-1, El Hacen (m. 7); 1-1, Sylla (min. 90).
Referee: Gorostegui Fernández-Ortega (Basque). Yellow cards: Xavi Torres (m. 26), Cristóforo (min. 57), Campabadal (m. 69), Juanpe (m. 84), Juanpe Ramírez (m. 93). Red card: Monchu (m. 72). He also admonished Girona coach Francisco Rodríguez.




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