Valladolid earns an extra life

Valladolid once again celebrates a victory after a journey through the desert of eight games without winning, with four points out of 24 possible. Sergio’s men beat Getafe (2-1) this Saturday at the José Zorrilla stadium, precisely the team against which they achieved their previous victory in the League, on January 2. The three points are much more than a breath of fresh air for Valladolid, which manages to detach itself from Alavés (18th with 22 points, 25 from Valladolid) and raises their morale for the next month of competition, in which they will be measured to Seville and Barcelona.

Sergio did not save anything for the game and lined up Guardiola and Weissman together to seek the tickle of the Azulona defense. The Israeli was in charge of fixing the centrals while his partner fell to the wings to try to center. From his boots the first goal of the match was born at 14 minutes. Guardiola hung the ball at the far post, where Orellana was, who returned the ball to the heart of the area for Alcaraz to finish off Cabaco’s back.

Those from Bordalás had come out trying to press high, but the blow from the goal left them groggy and Valladolid took advantage of it to extend their advantage. Orellana launched the attack of his team in speed and overflowed a lazy Maksimovic to hang the ball from the baseline. David Soria failed to clear and left a gift at near post that Weissman did not reject. The pucelanos came to have the third as soon as they scored, but Guardiola and Weissman did not understand each other to stand before the goalkeeper in another serious mistake by Getafe.

Valladolid felt strong, capable of stopping the azulones and frequently reaching the opposite field. But Jaime Mata, hero of the Pucelano rise in 2018, enforced the former’s law. The forward ran for a ball from Ünal to the area and sat Joaquín with a good cut to shoot with the inside very close to Roberto, who came to touch the ball. That goal a few minutes before the break punctured the confidence of Valladolid, who came out in the second half with the mission of holding the result, with the ghosts present from the last game against Celta, in which they gave up the tie in the 94th minute.

Bordalás gave entrance to Kubo and the Japanese became the bastion in attack of his own. Roberto denied him the goal in one of his first plays on the field with a great save. The other great occasion of his also started from his boots. After a great diagonal from the right, he filtered a good pass to leave Aleñá alone in the area, but the Barça youth squad’s shot was deflected by a defender. In the final minutes, as a result of impotence, Mata kicked El Yamiq from behind and Melero López showed him the red.

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