Saturday, December 9, 2023

Valencia does not forgive a Cádiz with ten

He Valencia did not give the option Cadiz this Monday at Mestalla in a sublime first half in which the early vaseline goal of José Gayà (m.4) and Hugo Duro’s header (m.25) After the direct expulsion of Navarro they were enough to put an end to a Cadista team that was very inferior (2-0).

After the national team break, Valencia and Cádiz closed the tenth league matchday this Monday at Mestalla with the aim of winning again after several disappointments. Although both had a comfortable place in the standings, neither team had achieved a victory in the last four and six games, respectively.

Under an insistent rain, the Valencians could not have entered the game better. Amallah assisted with a precise filtered pass to Gayà, who, on the day of his return after a hamstring injury, started and he beat Ledesma with a nice Vaseline. It was only minute four and Valencia was already in control of the scoreboard.

Far from calming the tempo of the gameRubén Baraja’s team was intense in the center of the field and determined in attack against a Cádiz incapable of building its game.or, well, the ball didn’t last at all. Mamardashvili’s only approach to the area came from a set piece, but the long-range free kick was caught without problems by the goalkeeper.

Cádiz, somewhat unhinged, He was left with one less player in the 22nd minute for a direct red card to Robert Navarro after stepping on Pepelu and Valencia did not take long to waste their numerical superiority. Three minutes later, Thierry excelled from the right. The winger crossed, but the ball bounced back towards him, and, in a rabona, crossed for Hugo Duro, who scored the second from a header.

In a matter of minutes, the Cádiz team received two hard blows from which they were not able to recover in the rest of the first half while Valencia played placidly. After passing through the locker room, Sergio González introduced Lucas Pires and Alex Fernández in search of better sensations.

But Valencia continued to dominate Cádiz, although without the same intensity and success of their attackers. The visiting team was more intense in their pressure to try to challenge the Valencians for the ball, who, led by a great Pepelu, did not feel intimidated.

Maxi Gómez, like the rest of his team’s forward line, did not stand out on his return to Mestalla and was substituted in the 65th minute. Neither did Rubén Sobrino, who came on in the last ten minutes of the game.

With the result in favor and one more, the second part was a mere procedure to the Valencia that tried, without success, to widen the gap with Fran Pérez and Yaremchuk against an ineffective Cádiz who came close to closing the gap in the final minutes with Roger Martí and Sergi Guardiola, but Mamardashvili showed two great hands to keep his goal unbreakable.

Data sheet:

1 – Valencia: Mamardashvili; Thierry (Foulquier, m.75), Paulista, Mosquera, Gayà; Pepelu, Javi Guerra; Fran Pérez (Gozálbez, m.84), Amallah (Guillamón, m.65), Diego López (Hugo González, m.84); and Hugo Duro (Yaremchuk, m.75)

0 – Cadiz: Ledesma; Iza Carcelén, Meré (Lucas Pires, m.46), Fali, Javi Hernández; Alejo (Alex, m.46), Kouamé, Escalante (Nephew, m.78), Navarro; Chris Ramos (Roger Martí, m.65) and Maxi Gómez (Guardiola, m.65)

Goals: 1-0, m.4: Gayà, 2-0, m.25: Hugo Duro

Referee: Pablo González Fuertes (Asturian school). He booked Lucas Pires, Fali and Sobrino for the visitors. He gave Navarro a direct red card.

Incidents: Match corresponding to the tenth day of LaLiga played at the Mestalla Stadium in front of 41,647 spectators. Before the match, a minute of silence was held in memory of Valencia’s manager in the 70s, José Peris Frígola.


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