Tuesday, May 18

Levante come back and achieve a valuable victory against Eibar

The backlash from Levante It was the key to the local victory in a clash in which the Valencian team came back from a goal against an opponent who dominated all aspects of the match, except the ability of their rival in this facet.

The first part had no history, but the match was completely different after the break, which led to the arrival of the goals, the first for the visitors through Inui and the draw achieved by Melero when the local team was at its worst. In another against, Morales also resolved in an exit from behind a match from which the Basque team left with too much punishment.

The game was level throughout a tedious first half, since although Eibar entered a little better than its rival in the match, As the minutes passed the Levante let go and came out more frequently on the backlash.

Despite this, the game was very rough, with long journeys, without arrivals at the goals of Aitor Fernández and Dmitrovic, who remained unpublished in the first half and without the midfielders of both teams having contact with the ball.

A shot from Inui that went out and a penetration from Dani Gómez were the most outstanding actions of a first period without history, to the point that not a single ball came to generate danger. Not even the ball went around the Ciutat de València goals.

The only interest of the game was in the scoreboard, since the equalizer allowed to maintain a certain emotion and, above all, to think that since it is a clash with so few options in front of goal, any isolated action could be decisive in the face of the final score. That the referee whistle the half-time without granting a minute of extension reflected how little happened in the first half.

After the break things started to happen. The first, the 0-1 scored by Inui after a local defensive failure and the second the disallowed goal to Radoja for offside by Dani Gómez four minutes later. The party, at least, had been encouraged.

With half an hour of play ahead, Levante had to row to at least tie, but Eibar did not get entrenched in their plot and was able to play close to the goal of the Valencian team in pursuit of a second goal that could be decisive and what A shot from Inui (m.62) could arrive at the exit of a corner.

Eibar was better than Levante not only in their attacks but in their ability to prevent the locals from approaching their plot, but an isolated action, in an arrival at the rival goal after many minutes without doing so and in a very fast transition from the Levante, Melero, who had been on the field for two minutes, equalized in a great shot.

Control of the game continued in the power of Eibar, but in a new counterattack, the ball reached Morales who put his team ahead on the scoreboard (m.76) and from there in the end there were hardly any options so that the meeting changed its dynamics.


2 – Levante: Aitor Fernández, Miramón, Postigo (Coke, m.80), Duarte, Clerc, De Frutos (Toño, m.86), Radoja, Malsa (Melero, m.62), Morales, Roger (Son, m.86) and Dani Gómez (Sergio León, m.62).

1 – Eibar: Dmitrovic, Arbilla, Oliveira, Bigas, Rafa Soares (Kevin Rodrigues, m.73), Pozo (Pedro León, m.83), Diop, Edu Expósito (Recio, m.89), Inui (Quique, m.89), Sergi Enrich (Muto, m.73) and Kike García.

Goals: 0-1, m.51: Inui. 1-1, m.65: Melero. 2-1, m.76: Morales.

Referee: Estrada Fernández (Catalan committee). He admonished Malsa and Morales and the local coach, Paco López, for Levante.

Incidents: match played behind closed doors at the Ciutat de València corresponding to the 18th matchday of the League.


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