As the fight for the league title is wide open, the fight to avoid relegation looks exciting until the last minute of the championship. After the draws this Saturday in Valladolid and Cádiz, and the victory of Elche, Getafe and Huesca met this Sunday at Alcoraz with more than three points at stake. The locals, resurrected since the arrival of Pacheta, had in their hand to return to the posts of permanence, but they were surprised by a fierce blue team, who went upstairs to look for them and benefited from the success of Enes Unal.
The Turkish forward scored both goals of the match, to add his third goal this week after the one scored on Thursday at the Camp Nou against Barcelona. Until now, he had only seen the door twice in the League and his awakening lifted a team that had not achieved victory for two months, with four draws and three losses in between. Those from Bordalás, who a year ago were savoring the honeys of the Europa League, are five points behind Valladolid, which still has a pending match against Athletic.
With the Aleñá-Kubo effect completely dissipated, the azulones returned to their beginnings to be that team that pushes and presses high, without giving the rival a break. Cucurella and Damián closed the bands tight, forcing Huesca to look for Rafa Mir long. The forward had one of those games of fighting with everyone on any ball, neglected by his teammates and denied in the few shots he could try.
Pacheta had a crooked gesture on the bench when he saw that his team could not make two passes in the opposite field, and his face was completely darkened after 20 minutes, in one of those plays that make coaches despair. Damien crossed from the right and the defense watched Mata rise to the near post. Andrés, with a great stretch down, managed to momentarily avoid the goal, but his teammates were again stunned and let Unal collect the rebound to open the scoring with the goalkeeper on the ground.
Getafe did not let go of the helm of the game despite getting ahead. After the restart, the Turkish striker made Bordalás jump with a beautifully made goal. He was listed on the band to draw a diagonal to the front and finish with a shot with the inside tight to the stick. The coach embraced all the members of the bench, aware that this goal allows them to catch a little air in this disappointing season. Huesca has five finals left to seek the first salvation in its history.