Motive.co seeks to close the year with a victory against Elche in the last league day of 2022 (La Arena, 7:00 p.m.). The people from Gijón arrive in a good moment of form as evidenced by the five consecutive victories they have won, three in the League against Zuazo, Granollers and Málaga, and the two in the EHF European Cup against Atzgersdorf.
For this afternoon’s game, goalkeeper Raquel Álvarez is still out due to a small fissure she suffered on a finger on her right hand. Cristina Cabeza will have the rest of the team at her disposal to receive an Elche that this season is suffering many injuries and is not in the position that corresponds to it by squad. However, he is already beginning to recover players and will be a difficult opponent. The coach of the Gijón team set out to score at least four of the six points at stake in the last three days, something that she has already achieved, so winning against Elche would be to confirm that the team has already recovered its rhythm after a start hesitant due to the absences and the adaptation of the new players.
Against Málaga, one of the strongest teams in the League, Motive.co played at a high level despite not having either Raquel or Valdivia, whom Cristina Cabeza did not want to force as she has some discomfort. The other winger in theory, María González, played only the final minutes for the same reasons. However, her substitutes, Lucía Laguna and Sandra Vallina, were at a high level, minimizing the absence of their companions.
At Elche there have been many changes in the squad and the presence of players such as Nicole Morales, Patricia So Delgado, Clara Gascó, Paola Bernabé, María Flores and Patricia Méndez stands out.
After this match, the Motive.co players will have a few days off to then prepare for the round of 16 tie in the European competition against Hazena Kynvart, which will take place on January 8 and 14.
The Motive.co Gijón staff visits Mercaplana
The Motive.co Gijón staff visited Mercaplana yesterday afternoon, a venue where they shared activities with the little ones and signed autographs in the pavilions of one of their sponsors, as shown in the photo.