June 14, 2021

A superior Levante takes the derby against a disappointing Valencia

Levante forward Roger Marti celebrates a goal.

Levante forward Roger Marti celebrates a goal.

The I raised was imposed on Valencia (1-0) at Valencian derby in a net local dominance duel and that could be resolved by a wider victory against an opponent who returned to offer his more indolent face as usual in his duels as a visitor.

Despite the fact that Valencia had a better staging, Levante knew how to reverse the situation and dump on the goal of Jasper Cillessen, who soon saw a ball crash into the post on a shot from Jorge De Frutos.

Levante overwhelmed a Valencia that was inoperative After its intense start and after a succession of dangerous arrivals by Paco López’s team, the locals managed to beat the visiting goal in an action that had the collaboration of the Valencian player Diakhaby, since a loss of the Frenchman was taken advantage of by Rochina to attend Roger, who did not spare after 18 minutes of the game.

The goal rewarded the best game and the momentum of the locals against an erratic rival who confirmed their poor performance in games away from Mestalla and with a flat and predictable game with which he did not disturb the Levantines.

After half an hour, the game was balanced, but it was Levante that was more comfortable on the pitch and dominating the situation without stress, although the game reached the break with a minimal local advantage.

At the start of the second half, the game moved under a script similar to the one that ended the first half, although now the inaccuracies in the game occurred in both teams.

Despite the fact that neither team imposed their dominance, Levante was clear about its objective and was now waiting crouching for the forced errors of its rival to do damage up to a Valencia unable to generate play in the final meters. In fact, a new blunder by Diakhaby was about to suppose the second local goal but was not taken advantage of now by Roger when he was in clear advantage.

Far from improving, as the second half progressed, Valencia did not find order or criteria in their game, while Levante continued to take advantage of the Valencian imbalances to bring danger to the dominions of Cillessen.

Although in the last quarter of an hour Valencia had a glimmer of reaction, only a good shot from Manu Vallejo forced Aitor to fully use himself, who throughout the night hardly experienced situations of serious danger.

Data sheet:

1 – Lift: Aitor, Miramón (Toño, m.84), Vezo, Duarte (Rober Pier, m.59), Clerc, De Frutos, Vukcevic, Rochina (Son, m.84), Bardhi, Roger (Sergio León, m.72) and Morales (Malsa, m.72).

0 – Valencia: Cillessen, Thierry Correia (Jason, m.84), Paulista, Diakhaby, Guillamón (Alex Blanco, m.76), Lato, Wass, Oliva (Yunus, m.84), Kangin (Manu Vallejo, m.63), Guedes and Gameiro (Cutrone, m.76).

Goal:1-0, m.18: Roger.

Referee: Cuadra Fernández (Balearic Committee). He showed a yellow card to the Levantinists Vezo, Bardhi and Vukcevic, and to the Valencianists Jason (on the bench), Lato, Diakhaby and Vallejo.

Incidents: LaLiga Santander match day 27 played at the Ciutat de València stadium, without an audience.


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