Oviedo is an emblematic place in the history of the Costa del Sol Málaga. There he rose to the top flight more than a decade ago. This Wednesday he returned to the capital of the Principality, several years later, to continue adding two points that allow them to hold on to the top zone of the Iberdrola Guerreras League. The “panthers” won, not without suffering, the Lobas Global Atac Oviedo (23-25) in a match where they boosted the goals of Gabriela Bitolo (8) and Estela Doiro (6). Now, the mind on Sunday is the visit of the leader, Aula Valladolid, to Pérez Canca.
It was difficult for the Malaga team to enter the duel, there were minutes of obvious inferiority in the game. The first goal, by Sara Bravo, came in the ninth minute. It is a good example of what was seen in the first stages. Despite everything, it was a game because the Asturians could have gone bigger. The Valencian winger made it 4-1. Manolo Díaz’s team did not stop, driven by a noisy crowd. Suso Gallardo stopped him halfway through the first half with 7-3. The trainer moved the tree and the trend changed progressively. Estela Doiro and Gabriela Bitolo knocked down Begoña Otero’s wall, which with several stops put a spanner in the works. At halftime, 11-11. After all, a lesser evil.
The locals hit a new start at the start and opened a gap (14-11). It was time to row for the umpteenth time. There the “panthers” hit the key, completing a solid stretch to turn it around. A partial score of 0-6 made it 14-17 and gave the first advantages. The Malaga team, which had improved at the back, continued to press. They conceded four goals in 15 minutes and could escape. Doiro made it 15-20 and there was time out for the Oviedo team. It did not stop Suso Gallardo’s team and Espe López continued to push until the maximum of the night (16-22).
There was a certain relaxation and we had to put the finishing touch on it in the final minutes. A goal from Bitolo put the tie to two very important points. There are six consecutive victories, adding those in the EHF European Cup. Now there is no time to rest in a very demanding week. On Sunday, at 12:00, the leader of the Iberdrola Warrior League lands in Carranque. He still doesn’t know what it’s like to lose the Caja Rural Aula Valladolid, with which a superior version will have to be exhibited to continue this upward trend.