The accounts were simple, but everything turned out backwards. He Malaga CF I needed a defeat for Mirandés against Levante to put another rival, in addition to Racing de Santander, in that more direct fight to avoid relegation to the First RFEF. However, everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Those of Anduva devastated this Monday in the City of Valencia (1-2) to win and distance themselves by nine points from the Blue and Whites.
Raul Garcia de Haro -second top scorer in LaLiga SmartBank- kicked off moments before the break (0-1). The surprise jumped immediately in Levantine lands. Javi Calleja’s men had a chance to equalize with Wesley from the penalty spot, but he sent the ball over the crossbar. The blue and white fans were able to breathe, only at times, with the goal from the granota striker (1-1). Of course, the disappointment did not take long to arrive with the goal from Javi Llabrés less than 10 minutes to finish the game (1-2).
Now Mirandés has been placed in 16th position with 45 points. The ‘good’ news is that It still remains for those of Joseba Etxeberria to visit La Rosaleda -the penultimate meeting of the season-. So that real distance of 9 points would be 6 with the victory in the match in Martiricos. They also have a somewhat complex calendar, but the solvency and cold-bloodedness with which they have faced the game against a Levante team that is seeking promotion makes them take a giant step towards permanence.
So a new jug of cold water after the beautiful victory against Cartagena. Now there is a leap between Racing de Santander -18th with 41 points- and Sporting de Gijón -17th with 45-. The more rivals there are in the fight the better, but the outside news is a blow. Meanwhile, you have to keep believing.