When it seemed that the Valencia he had scorned the victory with failures as naive as childish, to the point that he conceded the draw of the Girona when he already had one player less on the pitch, he set up an arrea defense – praised, yes, by a lack of Diakhaby that the VAR ignored – for Ferran to celebrate the final goal. That which makes them take out the ice ax to climb the bourgeois and European zone; that also commits to Girona because every week that passes does not know whether to look at the front or the rear-view mirror. In Montilivi, however, it was soon seen that the duel was as frantic and crazy as it would end up being the rival, of a Rodrigo that is burning in immeasurable, decisive as few.
A few weeks ago Eusebio he was convinced that the 4-3-3 is better for his team than the old 3-5-2 inherited, especially since it was imposed a few weeks ago at the Bernabéu. It is not that the game is more exquisite or that the team is more pointy in attack, but it pales less when it has to run back, a remora that punished the beautiful Girona during good phase of the championship. There is no longer an irremediable hole in the defense and, with the ball on his feet, the idea is the same because he passes by squeezing the virtues of his team, which are the races by the sides and the shots of Stuani in hostile territory. With that, it was enough to intimidate Valencia. But not to knock it down because, among other things, Rodrigo is too much and Ferran does not know discouragement.
Marcelino's team is a greased machine in defense, generous group like few in the aids, predisposed to the effort, with the head focused on subtracting the opponent before adding in foreign field. More than anything because Rodrigo is already there, given that Valencia gravitates around him in the last meters. So much gives the soccer player, complete as it is, to mark a career like the one that dismantled the Camp Nou that hit or assist as demonstrated in Montilivi. Rodrigo is plugged in and makes everyone who surrounds him better because he creates advantages and facilities, so he did not take long to awaken his team after a slalom and a dry shot from outside the area that did not bother Bono either. But on the next play, instead of kicking, he raised his head and attended the race of Guedes, who broke inside and into space to, first, beat Bono with a cross hit. Quite a paradox for 4-3-3 because, in principle, there is a side that attends to their backs and not a lane that aims to correct. Things, in any case, football and especially the talent of Rodrigo, also the aim of Guedes, who left frustrated the Krasnodar field to the point that invited him not to fall into anxiety. Apparently, it has healed soon.
No arms lowered the Girona, who took pains not to repeat passes, not to return the ball to its place of origin but to change it to test the always harmonious tilt of Valencia. He did not wear the Borja García shirt, which always manages the threads no matter how heeled to the left, but from the bands left poisoned centers that always tried to connect with Stuani. In one of those, Granell put it at the back post and the ball did not find a receiver until he crossed the area completely and Portu gave it to Pons, who came from behind and hit him hard so that Neto underlined under the sticks. But it was in another center, this time in a lateral foul, when the prize arrived; Granell put it on and Ramalho, who was in the race, attacked her fiercely to the net.
Mazazo light for Valencia, who appropriated the ball and the intentions, which advanced meters to step on the opponent's area and found in Guedes the dynamite-a shot of his folded the hands of Bono and Bernardo took the ball over the goal line – and in Even his savior, every time he barely gave a right but when he had an orphan ball in the front hit him dry and satin, tight to the stick, away from the bonus handles to end up in the net. Although, with all facts, with the victory in the mouth, Valencia seemed to throw the match to the bitter end. First it was Roncaglia who ran into bad luck; It turns out that in a rival attack, the defender slipped and to prevent the dangerous against, instinctively, took out the leg and made the trip to see the second yellow card. A major setback for any team, although perhaps not so much for Valencia, who has in his eye the concepts of solidarity, effort and tenacity. But Diakhaby spoiled the matter because in a jump inside the area he did not keep his arms close to his body and he deflected the ball with his hand. Penalty that did not miss Stuani, who has 15 of 15 in LaLiga.
Pedro Porro leaves
Patrick Roberts leaves
Sale Mouctar Diakhaby
With the duel seen for sentencing, Roberts drew a dribble inside, where Valencia has more men, and Diakhaby was sisó with lack to launch a last counter in which Ferran emptied, to the point that after dribbling bonus and score goal, the twins were raised by the effort. The party went inside. And the smile of Rodrigo, changed before time by the wear of the last stakes, on the outside.