The Granada and the Getafe they tied (1-1) this Thursday at the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium, a result that no one is happy of the contenders because for the locals it represents a step back in their attempts to get away from relegation and for the Madrid people to accumulate one more day without winning and as bottom of LaLiga Santander after falling seconds away from their first victory.
a goal by Jorge Molina in minute 97 allowed the locals to equal the goal of the Turkish Enes Unal in the first half in a clash dominated from start to finish by a Granada that missed several clear occasions, including a penalty that was launched by Colombian Luis Suárez.
The Andalusian team commanded in the first half against a defensive Getafe, with the clear objective of not fitting in and that in attack they grabbed the set piece to try to create danger. The rojiblancos did not have fluency to break the visiting defensive fence, although they arrived on several occasions with relative clarity to the rival frame, especially in actions started with changes of orientation.
He had a very clear opportunity to score at the quarter of an hour Ángel Montoro after the assistance of Sergio Escudero, but the Valencian with everything in favor he sent the ball out. They also tried with shots in good positions, but poorly executed, Rubén Rochina, Luis Milla and Ramón Rodríguez ‘Monchu’.
Getafe, who had warned of their danger in the strategy with a previous header from Serbian Stefan Mitrovic, scored the 0-1 in the 37th minute at finish off Enes Unal in the mouth of goal, before the distraction of Víctor Díaz, a foul that the Uruguayan Damián Suárez had taken and later touched his compatriot Erick Cabaco.
The local dominance sharpened in the second half, with Luis Suárez looking for an equalizer with a header that narrowly went wide and with a loose shot to force David Soria to intervene for the first time in the clash. Getafe played their weapons well, crouching and orderly behind, and stopping the game with an assiduity that the referee allowed and that at times despaired the Andalusians.
The Granada, with more heart than football, locked up the azulones and in minute 77 the referee was warned from the VOR room and whistled a penalty for a hand by Uruguayan Mauro Arambarri after Luis Milla’s center. Luis Suárez assumed responsibility and fatally threw the maximum penalty, with a kick that went very high.
The Granada pressed until the end against a locked Getafe and Víctor Díaz had the clearest chance to tie, something that was miraculously avoided between the post and David Soria. In the last action of the clash, already in minute 97 and with the stands asking in a majority for the departure of coach Robert Moreno, Jorge Molina finished off a corner kick at the first post to achieve the tie and avoid the first win in the league from Getafe.
Granada: Maximiano; Quini (Antonio Puertas, m.57), Víctor Díaz, Abram, Escudero; Luis Milla, Monchu (Bacca, m.78), Montoro (Jorge Molina, m.57); Rochina, Machís (Alberto Soro, m.78) and Luis Suárez.
Getafe: David Soria; Nyom, Mitrovic, Cabaco (Florentino, m.67), Cuenca; Maksimovic, Arambarri, Damián (Silva, m.86), Aleñá (Timor, m.67); Poveda (Mata, m.78) and Enes Unal (Iglesias, m.86).
Goals: 0-1, (m.37). Enes Unal. 1-1, (m.97) Jorge Molina.
Referee: Cordero Vega (C. Cantabro). He showed yellow cardboard to the local Montoro (m.45) and the visitors Nyom (m.60), Maksimovic (m.76) and Enes Unal (m.76)
Incidents: Match corresponding to the eleventh day of LaLiga Santander played at the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium before 13,651 spectators.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.