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Girona – Rayo | Girona recovers from the hand of Tsygankov and Savio

He Girona This Monday he broke his worst streak of the season with a victory against the Vallecano Ray in Montilivi (3-0) as deserved as it is valuable because it serves to regain second position and to place itself ten points ahead of Athletic Club, fifth placed, with 12 days left and 36 points to play for.

Viktor Tsygankov and Sávio Moreira twice in added time scored the winning goals for the Girona, which put an end to a dynamic of three games without a win and took a giant step towards its new goal: the Champions League. The team, undefeated at home since September 30, defeated Rayo, which tied the seventh round without a win.

The rain, very heavy, was the protagonist of the meeting from the initial whistle: it made it difficult for Girona to impose its associative play and caused it to be slow and imprecise in the combination, leaving Rayo time to organize itself in defense. Miguel Crespo debuted as a starter and Jorge de Frutos covered the loss of Isi Palazón.

In the first half hour only two timid approaches of Rayo were recorded: a shot by Unai López from the edge of the area that went over Paulo Gazzaniga’s crossbar and a ball behind the local defense that required the departure of the Argentine goalkeeper to avoid one on one with Alvaro García.

The visitors tried to make time off the clock at every interruption, against a Girona team that was as willing as it was thick. Possession was indisputable (60% at the end of the first half), but Míchel’s men, back on the bench after two games of suspension, could not find depth on the wings nor clairvoyance in the midfield.

Girona, with the additions of Yan Couto, the recovered David López and Portu, ended up finding a certain fluidity and grew as the break approached. And the goal came close to a header from Eric García from a corner and a shot by Yangel Herrera deflected by Aridane Hernández when it seemed like it could be 1-0.

After 45 uninspired minutes, Girona took a step forward as the second act began. Artem Dovbyk, alone on the edge of the small area, missed a pass from Portu’s death in an incomprehensible way, when the 8,923 fans who braved the rain were already getting up from their seats. AND Viktor Tsygankov also forgave.

But the third time was a charm and Girona, revitalized, collected the prize: David López connected with Miguel Gutiérrez with a chipped pass and the winger ran to the area and left the ball behind for Tsygankov opened the scoring with a shot close to Dimitrievski’s left post. The goal seemed a matter of time and fell in the 52nd minute.

The 1-0 finish dwarfed Rayo and finished emboldening Girona. He was then able to multiply his advantage with a shot from Dovbyk and a beautiful strategic play: Aleix García took a low corner and Portu finished off with a backheel at the near post. The ball went caressing the other stick. The ball didn’t last long for Rayo.

In the 65th minute Íñigo Pérez had already made four changes (Pathé Ciss, Pep Chavarría, Kike Pérez and Sergio Camello). His team could have tied via Álvaro, but Gazzaniga stopped his timid shot and Rayo’s options were exhausted with the expulsion of Pep Chavarría: he went on the green in the 64th minute and saw yellow in the 75th and 76th minutes.

In fact, Dimitrievski had to miraculously deflect a header from Cristhian Stuani to avoid a 2-0 lead. He could no longer do anything against Savio, who scored two beautiful goals in added time with his quality and speed. to round off a happy night for Montilivi and a victory that brings the dream of the Champions League closer.

Datasheet:

3 – Girona FC: Gazzaniga; Yan Couto, Eric, David López (Juanpe min. 70), Miguel; Aleix García, Herrera (Jhon Solís, min. 89); Tsygankov (Pablo Torre, min. 89), Portu (Iván Martín, min. 73), Sávio; and Dovbyk (Stuani, min. 73).

0 – Rayo Vallecano: Dimitrievsky; Balliu, Lejeune, Aridane, Espino; Crespo (Trejo, min. 79), Óscar Valentín (Pathé Ciss, min. 59); De Frutos (Pep Chavarría, min. 64), Unai López (Kike, min. 64), Álvaro; and RDT (Camel, min. 59).

Goals: 1-0, min. 52: Tsygankov. 2-0, min. 90+1: Sávio. 3-0, min. 90+5: Sávio.

Referee: From Burgos Bengoetxea (Basque committee). He admonished the locals Aleix García (min. 55), Yan Couto (min. 85) and Sávio (min. 90+1) and the visitors Pathé Ciss (min. 65), Crespo (min. 73) and Kike (min. 81). He sent off Pep Chavarría for a double warning (min. 75 and min. 76).

Incidences: Match of the 26th day of LaLiga EA Sports played at the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi in ​​front of 8,923 fans. Before the start of the match, a minute of silence was observed in memory of those who died in last week’s fire in Valencia.

2024-02-26 22:44:26
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