Valencia 2-2 Espanyol live: Summary, goals and result

Valencia is saved and sinks Espanyol

An agonizing goal at 93′ by Samu Lino gives Valencia permanence and sinks Espanyol to the Second Division, which was winning practically the entire second half and had victory at 95′.

The first part began with a very intense Valencia, looking for the opposite goal from the initial whistle. In the first minute, Diego López had the first for Baraja’s team with a shot from outside the area that went over Pacheco’s goal. Espanyol could hardly get out of the cave because the intensity of the Valencianistas was quite high. The children gave the game a lot of dynamism, also relying on Kuivert, who looked for spaces between the defense and proposed a game between the lines with a lot of speed.

Among the numerous arrivals and, after several clear chances for Baraja’s team, came the first goal for Valencia. Ball hung from the left wing through Samu Lino, Pacheco repelled it with his hand and in the rebound the Valencia youth squad player was very attentive to score the tie. But there was barely time to assimilate Valencia’s goal and Espanyol’s equalizer would arrive on 40′. In the next play, practically a cross from the left side of Lele Cabrera to the penalty spot was connected by the Mexican center-back to tie the game. The bad invoice was left by Lato, who had to retire injured by a blow to the side. At halftime, a lot of intensity in a game that Valencia clearly dominated in the first act.

In the second part Espanyol was better and in a defensive oversight on the right wing, as Luis García’s team attacked, the ball into the area became an error in Mamardashvili’s clearance and Braithwaite was prepared with the cane to lodge the ball at the bottom of the grid.

Fear entered the body of the Valencia players, but the youngsters took the reins and threw Mestalla behind their backs. Those from Baraja attacked by wings with lateral crosses and long shots, but the parakeet defense was very focused. Espanyol on the counter and set pieces were about to make it 1-3 with a shot from Montes. As the minutes passed, the feeling was that Valencia was increasingly nervous and eager to score. Espanyol was able to put the 3 on the scoreboard on several occasions, including a disallowed goal that should have gone up on the scoreboard after whistling an attacking free kick by César Montes on Mamardashvili.

Valencia did not lose faith, they kept insisting looking for the goal and at 93′ they found it with a kick from Samu Lino from outside the area that Mestalla exploded with jubilation. That goal meant a lot. Espanyol tried until the end with a drive from Luis García’s men, who were about to make the 23rd in a ball hung from Joselu to the far post that Braithwaite missed by centimeters.

With this point, Valencia is almost mathematically saved and Espanyol is relegated to the Second Division. Everything has happened in an agonizing game with a very cruel outcome for the parrots.

2023-05-28 19:36:37
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