Almería responds to Valencia with Arribas
MADRID, September 23 (.) –
Girona thrashed Mallorca (5-3) this Saturday on the sixth day of LaLiga EA Sports to remain unbeatable at the start of the season, while Sevilla did not start at El Sadar either (0-0) and Almería saved a point (2-2) against Valencia.
In the first round on Saturday, Girona left a recital in Montilivi to overcome Mallorca and continue opposing the revelation team. Míchel’s machine improves every week and from Muriqi’s 0-1 penalty, after four minutes, it was 4-1 in the first half. The Catalan team surpassed its rival in its fifth victory to sleep with 16 points like FC Barcelona.
The locals played with rhythm and depth and, when David López opened the scoring around the half hour mark, the scoring festival was unleashed with Artem Dovbyk, Iván Martín and Yangel Herrera. At the restart, the little hand arrived, the work of Savinho, and although Mallorca did not let go, coming back with a double from Abdón Prats, Girona had its own party, seeing itself as co-leader in its return to First Division.
As the afternoon approached, El Sadar had a good plate of football but without goals. Both Osasuna, which is left with seven points, and Sevilla, which borders the red zone of the table, missed their aim. After a discreet debut in the Champions League against Lens, the Andalusian team tried to grow in the domestic competition as it had timidly shown against Las Palmas.
The ‘rojillo’ team attacked on the Mójica wing, against Juanlu who was once again a starter due to some discomfort from Jesús Navas, while Sevilla took advantage of those rises to enter there with Ocampos. The Argentine had the best visitor of the first half and Óliver Torres was also close to claiming himself in the starting eleven.
Osasuna responded with Aimar Oroz and Chimy Ávila, and another from Lucas Torró after the restart. Jagoba Arrasate’s men came back strong and Sevilla retreated, waiting for the counterattack, in an exchange of blows that did not break the ‘glasses’ result. Budimir crashed with the post and the wear and tear of Mendilibar’s team also found no reward.
In the duel that closed the day, Valencia took the lead in their visit to Almería, but the Andalusian team found a reward this time for their insistence. Rubén Baraja’s men took the lead on two occasions, through Diego López and Javier Guerra, but Vicente Moreno’s men reacted with the nose of Sergio Arribas.
The former Real Madrid player scored the two local goals attentive to the rebound and in the right place, giving an insufficient point to the bottom team although some reward eluded him in previous days. Despite Valencia’s goals and Mamardashvili’s saves, Almería kept faith in finding solutions to a delicate moment.