January 15, 2021

Valencia draw against primitive Manchester United | sports

Valencia draw against primitive Manchester United | sports


PHOTO: Garay points to Lukaku, at the Old Trafford game. / VIDEO: Coaches' statements after the game.

Adrenaline and trust injection for Marcelino's platoon at Old Trafford. The Valencia, who remembers in the last dates the solid and reliable team that was during the last course, added a positive tie before the rival with the one that will fight for the second place of the group. The bat team, more arrived and superior for about 70 minutes but without punching, had against the ropes a physical rival but very primitive. The point is worthy.



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Lukaku


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Gayá


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Cristiano Piccini


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Carlos Soler leaves



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Coquelin


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Gonçalo Guedes


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Kondogbia


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Marcelino protected his team in the midfield with a bulletproof vest. In front of one of the three most physical teams in Europe, the Asturian coach took the hand of Francis Coquelin. Of course and dynamic, the Frenchman, another mixed midfielder, as Marcelino likes, positioned himself on the right protecting Piccini and, out of the corner of his eye, the melancholic Parejo, who has not just been fine, but who just missed balls yesterday. of what happened to him in Anoeta. The Coslada thanked being protected by two bodyguards as Kondogbia and Coquelin.

In the trench of United, Mourinho, lost in a labyrinth without football, formed with a 4-3-3 with Fellaini, Matic and the rebel Pogba, with whom he maintains a tense relationship in recent weeks. Muscle and fiber but little combinative game. The plan was to dispense with the traffic through the center of the field and shoot Rashford on the right and feed Lukaku's body with balls.

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The Valencia game was more fluid. Marcelino's troop with Garay and Gabriel intercepting all shipments to Lukaku was projected in attack down the left alley. The Gayà climbs, the Guedes uprisings, the mobility of Rodrigo and Batshuayi and the appearances of Parejo, Coquelin and Kondogbia at the height of the balcony of the area were constant. Valencia played a lot of time in the opposite field but did not tickle De Gea. Gonçalo Guedes fired four shots on goal from the left to hit with the right. The first was stopped by De Gea, the next two were intercepted by the defense, and in the fourth, her thread went off the wrong way.

The first half was for Valencia, who fought in a first level scenario and was superior. The bat team competed and only suffered in the initial minutes with the speed of Rashford. Piccini took a long time to focus and he did after a Garay fight after losing a ball inside the area in the melee with Lukaku. The play ended in a corner kick and in a rapapolvo of the Argentine center to the irregular Italian side, which then closed his lane better, although the scares in the second half came after a couple of bad punts of his.

At the start of the second act, Valencia had a field to run. Manchester took a step forward and Guedes and Rodrigo took advantage of the space to braid an occasion that ended in another thread of the Portuguese that was lost diverted to the left of De Gea. Little by little, Guedes is reuniting with the player who was at the start of last season. At Old Trafford he appeared in the end zone and worked in defense.

Only in set pieces

With his mute tier of impotence, United intimidated only set pieces. A free kick by Alexis Sánchez in the first half and another by Pogba in the restart as well as numerous corners were neutralized by Garay, Gabriel and Kondogbia, the antiaircraft batteries of the bat in the territory of the red devils to protect yourself from the English bombing.

Melted by the wear and tear of the first half and having carried the weight of the game for 70 minutes, Valencia went off and got to defend more behind. In one of those, Lukaku escaped for the first time from the central Valencian brand and shot on goal but Neto sent to corner. Four minutes before Batshuayi shot up a Piccini center that left Pogba pinned in the race. Another career of Guedes before being replaced ended without an award because the Portuguese, cast, missed the pass.

At the end the occasions appeared. In the 84th minute Rashford, of the few United players who won his individual duel with his pair, in this case Piccini, crashed a ball on the crossbar when executing a foul committed by the Italian side. Marcelino filled the fuel tank giving entry to Carlos Soler, Cheryshev and Gameiro, and resisted the last English charge, always on set pieces.



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