Girona will know on Thursday the name of his first rival in the League.it will not be the Alcorcón nor the Amorebieta, to cite two examples. It could be Real Madrid or Athletic, the closest geographical references. The derbies with Barça and Espanyol will return and in Anoeta they will appear. Real Sociedad A, not B. Finally.
Girona finally returns to the First Division.Finally the drama of the Second is over, the curses of the fucking promotions. The red and white team returns to the highest category, smiling at last in the Canary Islands with the bit of fortune that was denied them (José León's own goal) with such insistence, it is not known by whom or why? Michel has known how to exorcise the demons of the team, which came to remain five days in relegation position, to the point of overcoming the misfortune that devoured his team. to its predecessors.
Arnau pounces on Stuani after the 0-1 penalty scored by the captain.
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The guide leads the way
The bastion of the team illuminated the way back. The historical goalscorer of the club. The most lethal finisher in the category. The top scorer of the championship added one more digit to certify his gift. Like in Eibar. Decisive in the semi-final and decisive in the final,Cristhian Stuani, at 36, did not want to say goodbye to this (football) world on another platform other than the First Division, which is where he should have always stayed.< /p>
The guide was followed by the others, from a motivated Samu Saiz, who left As a substitute, until Álex Baena -seconds after being reprimanded by the captain after seeing a yellow card- intervened in the 1-2-, and ending withArnau, who tore the feeling of guilt when scoring the third goal when he was surprised by Carlos Ruiz in Tenerife's draw.
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They played the same as the previous week. With the same tactical approach and the same attitudinal approach. The Tenerife kept He was in the spirit of the first leg: in Girona he wanted to protect the tie for the second leg and at home it was worth not losing.
Forced to propose, needing at least one goal , Michel's eleven wanted to command the game. He did not disdain the measured concession of the canaries. Local speculation led to to the suffering and punishment of being in tow of the scoreboard whenStuani transformed the penalty.
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Until then, the danger had only lurked around Soriano's area, with an indirect foul that the team did not get to. Well, and a great shot by Samu Saiz a minute before Juanpe's shot, already with a large bump on his forehead, which he hit in the hand of Sergio Gonzá lez. Saiz had replaced Iván Martín, injured by a hard tackle from Alex Corredera from behind, and left tearful from the field, between physical and emotional pain.
Stuani's goal the transformation that could be supposed. It was almost instantaneous, despite the fact that there were three minutes left before the break, which was nine due to stoppages due to injuries and a VAR review of a Tenerife penalty claim. It was a first sign of despair.
Michel, in the center of the image, participates in the final euphoria in Tenerife.
With the 0-1 he was forced to tighten the chicharrero box and Girona threw himself into the game. back, following the impulse of logic. so the duel was going to take place in the second half if Michel couldn't stop it.
He couldn't because Tenerife came out. to press immediately for the goal that would reassure them. To them and to the fans. In the middle of the rain of centers, he sneaked in. Carlos Ruiz by Arnau's back to head a past cross.Girona came out with ease from behindbefore and after the tie, because it was suicide to lock yourself in the back. In one of those outings came León's own goal in a center in Baena, still indignant at Stuani's anger after seeing a yellow card for not repressing his anger. And in another appearance as surprising as he had suffered, Arnau snuck in. to finish off a distant free kick that brought Girona closer to First Division glory.
Ortolá and Bernardo embrace excitedly at the Heliodoro Rodríguez in Tenerife.
Tenerife: Soriano (4); Moore (5), Sergio González (5), José; León (5), Mellot (4); Mollejo (6), Sanz (6), Corredera (6), Bermejo (4); Enric Gallego (4), Mario González (5).
Technician: Luis Miguel Ramis (4).
Substitutions: Ruiz (7) for S. González (m. 46); Ely (5) by Bermejo (d. 64); Shahoua (5) by M. González (d. 64); Muñoz (s. c.) by Mellot (d. 78); Martín (s. c.) by Corredera (d. 81).
Girona: Juan Carlos (7); Bueno (7), Bernardo (7), Juanpe (8); Arnau (7), Lozano (6), Valery (6); I. Martín (s. c.), Aleix (7); Baena (7), Stuani (8).
Technician: Michel Sánchez (8).
Substitutions: Saiz (7) for I. Martín (m 17); V. Sánchez (s. c.) by Saiz (d. 85); Nahuel (s. c.) by Stuani (d. 85); Terrats (s. c.) by Baena (d. 91); Jairo () by Arnau (d. 91); .
Goals: 0-1 (m. 42), Stuani (p); 1-1 (m. 59), Ruiz; 1-2 (d. 68), José; León (pp), 1-3 (m. 80), Arnau.
Referee: Arcediano Monescillo (7), cast-manchego.
Cards:: Corredera (m. 13), Gallego (m. 31), Juanpe (m. 32), S. González (m. 41), Baena (m- 68 ), Saiz (d. 81). Aleix (m. 90), V. Sánchez (m. 97).
Stadium: Heliodoro Rodríguez.