January 18, 2021

Levante subscribe to a 1-1 draw against Valladolid

The I raised is still subscribed to the tie at one -the fifth in a row-, thanks to a penalty committed by Joaquín on Dani Gómez, which allowed Paco López’s men to overcome 1-0, showing his best version, before a Real Valladolid who did not know how to finish off his advantage.

The locals came out pressing, to try to control the rhythm of the game from the beginning and, although the first shot on goal was made by Morales, who had to divert Masip, it was Marcos André who emerged as the protagonist, after enjoying two occasions, thanks to his speed, which would be unsuccessful.

The Granota team became dangerous in the very fast transitions, which forced the Blanquivioleta defense to make a physical effort and concentration, since the rival began to create danger, especially when Morales took the ball. Without a doubt, the most plugged player in Levante.

In fact, a glaring failure of the local defense, was used by Morales to threaten the Real Valladolid area again, but his shot found no goal. Too much precipitation and inaccuracies in the Blanquivioleta players, which Levante took advantage of to dominate in this phase of the clash.

But the locals did not lower their arms either and Guardiola had the clearest opportunity of the first half to open the scoring, after a great center from Hervías who finished off his head and that Cárdenas knew how to deflect, preventing the score from changing. So, the break was reached with the initial 0-0.

Levante came out with intention in the second half, pressing more, looking for that local error to be able to get oil. But those of Sergio González were serious in defense and did not give ground. Y that collective work resulted in a great move by Óscar Plano, who recovered the ball and managed it masterfully, to offer a measured cross to Marcos André, who did not forgive.

1-0 and more pressure for the visiting team, who received that local as much as a jug of cold water. And it was noticeable on the pitch, because Levante was slow to react, until Paco López moved token and, with the entry of Dani Gómez, fresh air entered the Valencian team.

In fact, it was the newcomer who caused Joaquín’s penalty, very clear, who was in charge of transforming Campaña to rebalance the game. Just before, Alcaraz could have increased the rent for the locals, but his shot, comfortable, went wide to the left of the goal defended by Cárdenas.

And though Jota had the last chance of the match in his boots, his shot failed to rise and the Levantine goalkeeper was able to stop the ball. Another one-goal draw for Levante, insufficient, but with the positive feeling of having managed to react to the home advantage.

Data sheet:

1 – Real Valladolid: Masip; Hervías (Janko, m.70), Joaquín, Bruno, Nacho; Orellana, Alcaraz, Fede San Emeterio (Janko, m.87), Óscar Plano (Jota, m.84); Marcos André, Guardiola.

1 – Lift UD: Cardenas; They are (Rober Pier, m.70), Vezo, Postigo, Clerc; Rochina, Malsa (Coke, m.80), Campaña, Melero (De Frutos, m.66); Roger (Sergio León, m.80) and Morales (Dani Gómez, m.70).

Goals: 1-0, m.56: Marcos André. 1-1, m.82: Campaign, from penalty.

Referee: Valentín Pizarro Gómez (Madrid Committee). He showed yellow cardboard to Postigo (m.32), Melero (m.39), Dani Gómez (m.74), from Levante.

Incidents: Match corresponding to the eleventh day of LaLiga Santander, played at the José Zorrilla stadium. Before the match, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of former Argentine player Diego Armando Maradona.


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