The grenade achieved its second consecutive victory by beating this Thursday 4-1 to a Eibar very erratic in both areas, which remains at the bottom of the standings and is now five points away from permanence, while the victory allows the Andalusians, very serious and effective throughout the match, to continue the round of 16 and not lose the path of the European posts.
The so many of Roberto Soldado and Antonio Puertas allowed Granada to leave with a clear advantage at halftime after an equal first half despite the score, while in the second, which was a will and not power of Eibar, Kike García reduced differences before the locals sentenced the duel with the same Soldier and the last of the Brazilian Robert Kenedy.
The first leg of the meeting was quite balanced, with the two teams respecting each other more than expected and more aware of not making any mistakes than of fabricating good offensive actions.
José Luis García ‘Recio’ signed the first shot on goal in the middle of the opening act, before which Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Silva showed a lot of confidence, in the action just before the 1-0.
A powerful and placed shot from outside the area by Roberto SoldadoAfter a good inside pass from Antonio Puertas, it served to advance the locals, although the VAR had to validate the action when Anaitz Arbilla broke the offside indicated in the first instance by the referee trio.
Eibar responded with a clear double chance for Bryan Gil and Portuguese Rafa Soares, solved by a Rui Silva who, shortly after, reappeared with success before another auction of the active Bryan Gil.
Granada once again threw efficiency to score 2-0, in the 37th minute and after a corner kick, in its second dangerous arrival of the game, this time with a kick from outside the area by Antonio Puertas who came to touch lightly Miguel Ángel Atienza to mislead Serbian Marko Dmitrovic.
Eibar went all out in the second half, with Senegalese Pape Diop finishing with a high header, Recio putting Rui Silva in trouble on a corner kick and Sergio Álvarez hooking a volley in good position to score but did not find a goal.
The clearest chance for the visitors came at game time with a heads-up by Pedro León against Rui Silva, which the gunman attacker concluded with a shot wide.
The insistence of Eibar caused the 2-1 to arrive, marked by Kike García after performing a good individual action against Jesús Vallejo in the red-and-white area.
Granada, too contemplative in the second half, touched his third goal with a header from Frenchman Maxime Gonalons who was about to clinch Soldado on the goal line.
The rojiblancos, however, They took advantage of Eibar’s offensive bet and the first time they could mount a dangerous counter they scored 3-1 in an action well carried out by Kenedy and closed with a shot at pleasure by Soldier.
The visitors fell apart with that goal and, immediately afterwards, a terrible transfer with the head of José Ángel Valdés ‘Cote’ to Dmitrovic was used by Kenedy to score the 4-1.
4. Granada: Rui Silva; Foulquier, Germán, Vallejo (Nehuén, m.80), Quini; Yangel Herrera, Montoro (Víctor Díaz, m.71), Antonio Puertas, Machís (Kenedy, m.71); Jorge Molina (Gonalons, m.50) and Soldado (Carlos Neva, m.80).
1. Eibar: Dmitrovic; Arbilla, Oliveira, Sergio Álvarez (Cote, m.60), Rafa Soares (Pedro León, m.46); Pape Diop (Quique, m.60), Recio, Atienza; Pozo, Bryan Gil (Kevin Rodrigues, m.83) and Kike García (Unai, m.83).
Goals: 1-0, (m.21) Soldier. 2-0, (m.37) Antonio Puertas. 2-1, (m.64) Kike García. 3-1, (m.77) Soldier. 4-1, (m.81) Kenedy.
Referee: Jaime Latre (C. Aragonés). He showed yellow cardboard to the local Jorge Molina (m.41) and to the visitor Recio (m.42)
Incidents: Match corresponding to matchday 31 of LaLiga Santander played at the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium behind closed doors. Before the start of the clash, a minute of silence was observed due to the recent deaths of former Granada players Cipriano González ‘Ñito’ and Cristóbal Lope Acosta.