Granada destroys Levante at home

The Granada imposed its law in the Ciutat de Valéncia, where did not give option to Levante after showing superiority in the first half and barely suffering in the second, in which the locals wasted the chances they had against a rival who scored again (0-3).

In a qualifying emergency match between two teams from the bottom of the table, Granada was better from the start and took advantage of the advantages that gave him the approach of a Levante whose slight improvement after the break was not enough to get into the match.

Granada opened the scoring on the first occasion that Germán finished off, free of mark, a corner at the far post, which gave Robert Moreno’s team a lot of confidence to tie up the local team, who could not find a way to reply.

What’s more, in the 17th minute the visitors had an even clearer chance than the goal in a crossed shot by Luis Suárez that Aitor deflected with a great save.

It was not until five minutes later that Levante gave danger signals for the first time in the match, but Soldado’s cross shot went out.

In general terms, Granada was better than the local team throughout the first period. He forced many more corners, had more of the ball and, ultimately, got it to be played at the pace that suited him best.

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In addition, a failure by Clerc in a loan to the goalkeeper was taken advantage of by Luis Suárez to take the match to halftime with a clear advantage for his team, although shortly afterwards the VAR reviewed a penalty on Soldier whistled by the referee, but which was not launched because the Levante attacker was offside.

Roberto Soldado tries to finish off a ball against Granada. EFE

Javier Pereira revolutionized local training with the entry of Son, Vukcevic and Campaña in the positions of Pablo Martínez, Clerc and Franquesa, and had a defense of four instead of three centrals in the first period.

Granada kept the block in order for the match to follow the dynamics of the first period, not suffer in defense and try to close the match with a new goal.

Even though Bardhi missed a clear chance, the Levant did not give clear signs of danger, while his rival, based on long possessions and balls into spaces, controlled the game.

After the hour of the game, Levante football improved, especially in the center of the field, and had a couple of goal options that did not bear fruit.

Although the Levante was more compact than in the first period, Granada did not look overwhelmed and in the middle of the second half they made it 0-3 in a steal of the ball that Antonio Puertas took advantage of. After the goal and with more than twenty minutes of play ahead, the stadium began to empty.

There the meeting concluded, which from that moment was marked only by the local impotence and the handling of the ball by the Granada team.


0 – Levante: Aitor Fernández, De Frutos, Vezo, Duarte, Clerc, Franquesa (Son, m.46), Bardhi (Cantero, m.72), Pablo Martínez (Campaña, m.46), Malsa (Vukcevic, m.46), Soldier (Dani Gómez, m.80) and Morales.

3 – Granada: Maximiano, Quini, Víctor Díaz, Germán, Carlos Neva, Montoro (Escudero, m.71), Milla (Torrente, m.87), Rochina, Luis Suárez (Antonio Puertas, m.64), Jorge Molina (Monchu, m. 71) and Soro (Bacca, m.71).

Goals: 0-1, m.7: Germán. 0-2, m.38: Luis Suárez. 0-3, m.68: Antonio Puertas

Referee: Sánchez Martínez (Murcian committee). He admonished Malsa (m.26), Bardhi (m.71), Soldado (m.79) and Vukcevic (m.84) for Levante, and Germán (m.21) and Quini (m.42) for Granada ).

Incidents: match of matchday 12 of the Santander League played at the Ciutat de València stadium before 14,512 spectators.




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