The victory against Lorca Deportiva before the break to recover games postponed by the coronavirus completely changed the situation at UCAM. The university students arrived at Artés Carrasco with José María Salmerón more than discussed in the Azulón club and with a qualifying situation that, being good, could be very complicated without a win. However, despite suffering a lot, UCAM took the three points and went to the break with complete peace of mind. Two weeks that could have been very difficult have turned into days of absolute calm for the following games.
In this situation, UCAM receives today Yeclano (Besoccer La Condomina, 5:00 p.m.) with the intention of setting foot in the Second B Pro. Salmerón’s men want to achieve the three points and take advantage of the direct duels that exist this day between Córdoba and Real Murcia and also the derby of subsidiaries of Seville and Betis. A perfect opportunity to open a gap in the classification in a way that can be final with two days to go. The first objective of the season is precisely to get into the top three to secure a place in that new category and winning this afternoon’s game would be practically within the reach of university students. Later, more ambitious goals will come, such as fighting for the playoff for promotion to Second, but it would be an important first step.
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Salmerón’s team has been able to recover two footballers like Viti and Adri León, who had missed the last matches due to injury. In addition, Rafa de Vicente, who arrives very right for this afternoon, should be in the derby next week against Real Murcia because he has even been able to train one day with the rest of the group. In addition, the azulones want to recover the level of footballers like Santi Jara and Javi Moreno who in recent weeks have been losing prominence and are necessary for the next months of competition. On the contrary, it is a new opportunity for Jordi Sánchez to continue displaying his scoring nose. The Catalan striker, who arrived at UCAM on loan from Castellón in January, has scored three goals in four games and wants to continue to show that he can be an important player at least in the bronze category.
Salmerón’s team sees a perfect opportunity to open a gap, due to the Córdoba-Real Murcia and Sevilla-Betis duels
In Yeclano the situation is totally opposite. Sandroni’s men faced a key week with three games and the results have not been as expected. A week ago they could not get past the draw against Betis Deportivo in a difficult game, a point that could even be seen in a positive way. However, no one at the Barça club counted on last Wednesday’s defeat against Lorca Deportiva in La Constitución. Those of Juanjo Asensio took their first victory of the course and gave a tremendous blow to those of the Altiplano. In fact, they are already mathematically among the teams that will fight to avoid relegation in the next phase and they need to get up as soon as possible. The points they get in the three days that remain count for the next phase and the situation is very complicated if they want to avoid relegation.
The most positive thing for Yeclano regarding their visit to Besoccer La Condomina is that this season they seem to be more comfortable as visitors than at home, especially against the top teams. In fact, their only away win came at the end of January, going back in the Nuevo Arcángel to beat Córdoba. In addition, Sandroni’s men achieved the aforementioned draw against Betis and also against the leader, Linares.
The azulgranas have the absence of Álex Vaquero due to accumulation of yellows and their physical condition will be key for them after playing three games in a week. With more reason considering that those of the Altiplano had to suspend two games weeks ago due to the coronavirus infections suffered by their footballers.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.