Girona falls in Vila-real martyred on penalties (1-0)
Del Cerro Grande signaled three maximum penalties against the Girona team, one was annulled by VAR, another was saved by a stellar Gazzaniga and the third was 1-0 with the addition already completed
Vila-real is a place where Girona can lose. Due to the budget, due to the quality of its players, this Sunday's game was to suffer and Girona did. Rather, he knew how to do it. The team resisted. for 99 minutes the many attacks and attemptsthe Yeremy Pino, Baena, Gerard Moreno and company thanks to a stellar Gazzaniga who was the rojiblanco hero until his last breath. The Argentine goalkeeper made decisive interventions and even saved a penalty from Gerard Moreno (m.94). Nothing could be done, however, against the crazy desire of Del Cerro Grande to whistle penalties against Girona.
The Madrid referee whistled the penalty. three. One, the VAR took it out. He was out of the area but it meant the expulsion of Bueno; the second, from Romeu to Pau Torres, was already stopped by Gazzaniga in the addition. In the 99th minute, with the addition already completed, Del Cerro saw another from Juanpe in Pau Torres. Parejo, this time, beat the ball. He called the Argentine goalkeeper to certify the defeat of the people from Girona, who couldn't even get off the center line and went to the locker room frustrated and angry at having lost a point at the last second.
All the defensive effort, multiplied with the expulsion of Bueno (m.75), went to waste in the last action of the game after a clear foul on Bernardo before the corner. A controversial penalty, that of Juanpe in Pau Torres, which confirmed the goal. He said that Girona had to fight against more elements than the quality of the Villarreal players. The defeat cuts the run of seven games without losing for Méchel's teamThat, without the ability to offer a virtuous game as they usually try, they taught a virtue that is also very necessary in soccer: the ability to know how to suffer and resist. There were a few seconds left over and also the referee's willingness to be the protagonist.
Méchel's men entered the game thick and before two minutes had passed. Well, I had already seen the yellow card for bringing down Gerard Moreno when he entered the area. Between the initial empanada and the absence of David López, replaced by Bernardo, Girona were not as reliable or forceful at the back.The pressure from Villarreal suffocated the people from Girona who found it difficult to come out with the controlled ball. Villarreal's avalanche of play would not stop and here it is. The Gazzaniga recital would begin, with a stretch before a bagel from Baena that was going to the squad. Before, Yeremy Pino had sent the ball to the post in the first shot. The goalkeeper on loan from Fulham would once again be decisive with a stratospheric saveHe was still in the first half and confirmed his role as the undisputed starter after starting the course as a substitute for Juan Carlos.
Girona had to take out their umbrella to stop the offensive downpour of his rival. However, Míchel's men showed their claws in the few arrivals they had and Stuani was able to make it 0-1 only against Reina. Shortly before, Gazzaniga had hit another incredible hand on a header from Mandi.
That the first part ended with zero to zero was the merit of a Gazzaniga, who would not take off his superhero costume and would continue to make life miserable for the local forwards with a save from Capoue in a shot from the front. Míchel tried to The game was shaken up a bit with the entry of Castellanos and Yangel Herrera, who had the mission of advancing the line of pressure and having more ball.Nothing. It didn't work. The end of the game was approaching and Del Cerro Grande began to fight. his personal recital. First the VAR disallowed the shot. taking a foul by Bueno out of the area, which led to the second yellow and expulsion. With ten men, Girona drew water as best it could. The ending had a script that was too cruel for a Girona who died on the brink of death. He washed up on the shore after a lot of paddling.
Villarreal: Reina, Yeremy (Morales, m. 81), Mandi, Pau Torres, Cuenca (Mbacke, m. 61), Mojica (Alberto Moreno, m. 86), Parejo, Baena, Capoue (Trigueros, m. 81), Chukwueze (Collado, m. 86), Gerard Moreno.
Girona: Gazzaniga, Arnau, Bueno, Bernardo, Miguel Gutiérrez (Juanpe, m. 81), Romeu, Villa (Valery, m. 75), Iván Martín (Yangel Herrera, m. 64 ), Aleix Garcia (Borja García, m. 75), Riquelme, Stuani (Castellanos, m. 64)
Goals: 1-0 Parejo, penalty (90 +11).
Referee: Del Cerro Grande (Madrid Committee).