January 23, 2021

Granada does not fail against Omonia and is approaching the round of 32

The Granada CF he fulfilled the predictions and beat Cypriot Omonia Nocosia 2-1 this Thursday at the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium, so he only needs one point in the two remaining days of the group stage to seal his pass to the round of 32 of the Europa League.

The Colombian Luis Suarez overtook the locals with an early goal, Ghanaian Ernets Asante tied for the Cypriots at the time of play but the Spanish team recovered and won the victory thanks to a goal from Alberto Soro, which was the best of the match.

The Granada started the game imprecise and allowing several arrivals to the counter of the Cypriots, although the first good combination of the locals ended with 1-0 after a steal from Luis Milla, an assist from Alberto Soro and a placed shot from Luis Suárez.

The Spanish team, with the score in favor from minute 8, managed without problems a slow-paced crash that was marked by continuous and intense rain that prevented a better show from being seen.

Roberto Soldado forgave the 2-0 on a very clear occasion shortly before the break after another good combination between the ex-zaragocistas Alberto Soro and Luis Suárez.

Granada came out determined in the second half to sentence the crash and in the early stages Soldado ran into the post in a distant shot.

The Cypriots, aware that with the defeat they were eliminated, they played without complexes after the break, with high pressure to recover the ball and trying to step a lot in Granada

The French Maxime Gonalons, with the head, scored another good option for the Andalusians before Omonia tied at the time of the game, on their first clear occasion, through Asante after a great assistance from the Czech Kousoulos.

The technician Diego Martínez tried to revitalize his own with the entries of French Dimitri Foulquiery of Venezuelan Darwin Machís, who participated decisively in the 2-1 scoreline as a hard shot from his that failed to catch the Portuguese goalkeeper Fabiano Ribeiro allowed Alberto Soro to catch the rebound and score with a header.

The visitors, with nothing to lose, sought the equalizer until the end, although they only disturbed with a header from Senegalese Kaly Sene, while the locals were able to extend their advantage without achieving it on a couple of clear last occasions by Antonio Puertas.

Data sheet:

2. Granada CF: Rui Silva; Vallejo, Domingos Duarte, Nuhuén (Foulquier, m.65), Carlos Neva; Gonalons (Machís, m, 67), Luis Milla, Yangel Herrera; Alberto Soro (Antonio Puertas, m.79, Luis Suárez (Yan Eteki, m.79) and Soldado (Jorge Molina, m.79).

1. Omonia Nicosia: Fabiano; Hubocan, Luftner, Lang, Kiko (Lecjaks, m.59); Shehu (Jordi Gómez, m.59), Mavrias, Kousoulos; Tzionis (Thiago Santos, m.59), Bautheac (Asante, m.36) and Kakoulli (Kaly Sene, m.75).

Goals: 1-0, (M.8) Luis Suárez. 1-1, (M.60) Asante. 2-1, (M.73) Alberto Soro.

Referee: Stephanie Frappart (France). He showed yellow cardboard to the locals Nehuén (m.15), Gonalons (m.30), Yangel Herrera (m.44), Machís (m.94) and coach Diego Martínez (m.84), and the visitors Kiko ( m.54), Kousoulos (m.64), Lecjaks (m.66), Jordi Gómez (m.67), Asante (m.94) and coach Henning Berg (m.12).

Incidents: Match corresponding to the fourth day of Group E of the Europa League played at the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium behind closed doors. Before the start, a minute’s silence was observed for the death of Diego Armando Maradona.


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