Cádiz stops the resurgence of Valencia | Sports

Cádiz has two specialists capable of deciding a match. One is Ledesma, the Argentine goalkeeper who gives assists from his area with long and precise balls. The other is Luis Hernández, known for his catapult, the throw-in that takes the ball directly into the small area. This ability is based, according to the player, more on a technical matter than a physical one, and this season he has already given his team four goals, a great deal, the last one against a Valencia that had grown after their two victories -Elche and Valladolid – in five days.



Jeremias Ledesma, Raúl Parra, Luis Espino, Fali (Jorge Meré, min. 58), Luis Hernández, Escalante, Fede, Iván Alejo (T. Bongonda, min. 58), Rubén Sobrino, Chris Ramos (Rubén Alcaraz, min. 67 ) and Sergi Guardiola (Lozano, min. 72)



Mamardashvili, Foulquier (Thierry Correia, min. 70), Cenk Özkacar, Mouctar Diakhaby, Eray Cömert (Samu Castillejo, min. 56), Lato (Cavani, min. 81), Nico González (Javier Guerra, min. 70), Yunus Musah (Diego López, min. 56), Samuel Lino, Moriba Kourouma and Hugo Duro

goals 1-0 min. 38: Escalante. 2-0 min. 46: Sergi Guardiola. 2-1 min. 51: Samuel Linen.

Referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea

Yellow cards Fede (min. 60), Samu Castillejo (min. 75), Moriba Kourouma (min. 85), Lozano (min. 88), Luis Hernández (min. 90) and Luis Espino (min. 95)

Luis Hernández, a veteran who has already exhibited this ability in Gijón, Leicester or Málaga, fattens his cache thanks to the catapult, which was the trick that Cádiz found to impose their superiority in the first half, when they played with the light of Gonzalo Escalante , who returned after five days of absence due to injury. The Argentine, who arrived in the winter market, had left Cádiz helpless, which became more vulgar, which was only able to win one game between March and April, and which chained three consecutive defeats in its fiefdom.

The meeting was crucial for both contenders. It was seen in the stands of the Nuevo Mirandilla, full of yellow jerseys of the Cádiz fans who jumped for joy when Valencia fell asleep again at the restart, a recurring evil that has cost them many points, too many, in this agonizing season.

Pacha Espino went down the left flank, reached the box and made a cut that chopped down the legs of Cömert, who went down like a log, then raised his head and gave Guardiola a pass so that he simply had to push the ball.

Cádiz felt that they had sentenced Valencia with that 2-0. But the peace lasted four minutes. Ledesma made a serious mistake in his area that Lino, with cold blood, took advantage of to reduce the difference in the score. Rubén Baraja did the same as on Thursday, he withdrew one of his three center backs to recover the 4-4-2. The Valencia legend ended up being convinced by the safety of Diakhaby, who had a good day. Valencia tried to live up to it in an eight-day stretch in which they have had three finals against three of their opponents in the underworld of the League: Elche, Valladolid and Cádiz. Baraja also had less freshness in his squad, with two days less rest than his opponent.

But it was the other way around. Cádiz withered to such an extent that Sergio González trusted everything to his defense. The coach introduced a third center-back because he knew that Valencia’s most hackneyed resource are centers into the area. It is the only way towards the goal that Pipo Baraja’s team finds, perhaps also their main problem. He has no creativity in the final meters and that makes him a very predictable attacker.

So Sergio González introduced a third center-back in the heart of the area and that was enough for him to annul Valencia’s plan of attack, which went to the shower pending Espanyol-Getafe.

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