There is almost no party of Aston Villa that does not leave very good saves of Emiliano Martínez, whose margin of error is still very low, but still that does not prevent him from receiving more goals than in last season, the first in the Birmingham club. The defensive weakness of the set of Steven Gerrard sterilize everything that can save Draw. It is something that has been happening in the Premier League and was reproduced in the FA Cup, the oldest club competition in the world, in which Aston Villa lost 1-0 to Manchester United and it was eliminated on the third wheel.
The news of the Argentine goalkeeper gains value before the Lionel Scaloni’s imminent squad list for the matches before Chile (January 27, in Calama) and Colombia (February 1, in Córdoba). Although Argentina is already classified for the World Cup and the coach could make a rotation in the squad, it is estimated thatdra will be cited. His willingness to be present no longer left doubts in the September series, when he traveled despite opposition from the Premier for the South Americans to do so due to the second wave of the pandemic.
Manchester United Highlights 1 – Aston Villa 0
Draw visited this Monday Old Trafford, a couple of weeks after the diary Daily Star reveal that Manchester United would be willing to pay 50 million euros for your pass at the mid-year market. From the surroundings of the Mar del Plata they told this newspaper that for now they are just newspaper rumors, that there was no management. In recent seasons the Spanish was questioned David De Gea, which lately raised its bar and silenced criticism in Manchester. Time will tell.
Martinez this time he did not cross paths with Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom in September he had had one of the verbal duels that he entered into with the executor of a penalty, which was finally executed by Bruno Fernandes, to whom he also dedicated some provocations. As expressed by the German coach Ralf Rangnick, Cristiano was left out because in the last training session he felt pain in his back. “I would not say that it is an injury. We discussed it and decided not to take risks, “said the United driver.
To Shaw, over the crossbar
Aston Villa’s defensive laziness unprotected the goalkeeper emerged in Independiente early. At 7 minutes, with the last visitor line leaving, the center of the Brazilian Fred found the entrance of the Scotsman McTominay, that near the point of the penalty he headed only to the ground to put the 1-0.
Yes Aston Villa did not suffer a wider defeat it was thanks to Draw, especially by a couple of covers in the first half, before a crossed shot inside the area of Edison Cavani and a mid-range shot of Luke Shaw. Then he was safe again to cut a couple of centers and control shots from outside the area. In the second stage he had less work, but was still efficient against a couple of deep attempts by Mason Greenwood.
Without detracting from its performance, the numbers of Draws this season they are not so good as in the previous one, when in the Premier he got 16 clean-sheets (hurdles undefeated) in all 38 dates who disputed. That invulnerability occurred in the first half of the championship. Already in the second section, Aston Villa began to receive goals in almost all the games, a deficit that remains in this course and it cost coach Dean Smith his job, replaced by Gerrard.
The save to Cavani
In the 19 days of the current Premier, Draw kept his goal at zero in five games. He received 30 goals; if this average is maintained, it will exceed 46 for the 2020/21 season. Competitive as it is, after the end of the game he sat in the small area and with sorrowful gesture began to digest defeat and elimination. He already has a new teammate on the squad who has not made his debut yet, the Brazilian Coutinho, from Barcelona and who was saved by a penalty in a Argentina-Brazil in the South American Sub 17 2009. An offensive bet by an Aston Villa that barely holds on with Draw Martínez behind.