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He rushed into an exit to narrow on Guardiola and clearly knocked him down

He rushed into an exit to narrow on Guardiola and clearly knocked him down

Jun 16, 2020 at 8:28 pm CEST

The forward suffers some discomfort in the quadriceps that will prevent him from being in the game for the next commitments of the Blanquivioleta team, so he will continue to bet on Guardiola and Enes Ünal in attack point, although it will be after training this afternoon when he facilitates the call .

The Catalan coach has warned that, although the atmosphere in the squad is very good, after having achieved the three points in Butarque, "there is no place for relaxation, since nothing has been done and there is still a long and difficult road to achieve the goal of salvation".

By contrast, Celta lost to Villarreal, but Sergio González is confident that, at José Zorrilla "give your best version", as "for them it is a new revalidation, and they will want to make up for that first defeat after the resumption of LaLiga", what they will try to counteract "with personality and forcefulness".

"The result against Leganés should serve as an incentive for the team to continue growing and evolving and to give confidence and strength", has qualified the coach, who will decide this afternoon which players will enter the squad list, although he has clarified that "there are few differences between them, and all will contribute what is needed".

Know what "at home, the scenario will be different" the one they had in Leganés, "since playing at home asks to be more protagonists and carry the ball more", keeping those "signs of identity" that is allowing them to reap success "regardless of the approach".

He has recognized that he has seen "few matches" of the first day after the restart, since it is "centered" in his team, but it has been enough to be clear that "This final stretch is going to be difficult, with different and rare situations, to which you have to adapt".

The result of the opponents that are below in the table "no" it worries him, since "the goal is to make our way and save ourselves on our merits, and then if it helps outside, perfect", added Sergio González, who distrusts a Celta who "catch on the inside to play later on the outside".

Regarding the signing of Javi Sánchez until 2024, the Real Valladolid coach has commented that "He is a player with great potential, whom we hope to get the most out of, because he already knows how to work in this team and, with his youth and strength, he will be able to contribute a lot".

He also recalled that, on June 16, 2018, Real Valladolid achieved promotion to First "in a league final that bears similarities to the current one" and that he hopes to repeat, starting this Wednesday with a victory against Celta "that serves to celebrate that anniversary".

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Finally, referring to the fact that in this clash against the Galicians the team will wear a special kit in support of the hospitality industry, he has indicated that "These initiatives make the club grow and it is important to support all sectors in this new reality, because that makes us evolve as a society, keeping in mind what has happened".

Aitor Fernández is the proper name of this Levante. The goalkeeper who stopped the most in the league again saved a point by stopping a penalty in the 96th minute against Enes Ünal and prevented Valladolid from adding a victory that had the flavor of salvation. He did it himself but he fixed it himself. Of course, before he had already made enough merits to be the ‘MVP’ of the game. The Blanquivioleta team will have to continue waiting to savor the permanence, an objective already fulfilled for Levante and that looks upwards without shame.


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Roger Payró


Santander League





Masip; Antoñito, Kiko Olivas, Salisu, Nacho; Michel (Fede, 84 ‘), Ruben Alcaraz; Hervías (Toni Villa, 74 ‘), Plano, Waldo (Guardiola, 64’); An I.

I raised

Aitor; Coke (Miramón, 70 ‘); Postigo, Vezo, Toño (Clerc, 70 ‘); Rochina (Hernani, 63 ‘), Vukcevic, Campaña, Bardhi; Roger (Sergio León, 79 ‘) and Mayoral (Morales, 79’).


There was not.


Meidé Jiménez (Catalan). T.A .: Waldo (29 ‘). Michel (45 + 3 ‘) / Bardhi (16’).


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The truth is that the first half was of those thick. Without the excuse of fatigue, as both Sergio González and Paco López experienced several changes compared to the eleven of last day, Valladolid and Levante were overly respected. The best chance was Ruben Alcaraz just before the break, with a shot that missed Aitor’s left. It was the prelude to what would be a clear white-violet second half.

And it is that the pucelanos took a step forward. Exploiting the bands, Hervías on the right and Nacho on the left led ‘granota’ head behind, especially Toño and Coke. Paco López made a change of cards on both sides but even then his pupils did not stop suffering. With the exception of attempts by Hernani and Campaña, Masip went unnoticed and the main role went to Aitor. The ‘granota’ goalkeeper began to accumulate high interventions to keep his team alive and the penalty was the culmination.

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He rushed into an exit to bail on Guardiola and knocked him down clearly. The referee did not hesitate to sanction him although initially the assistant indicated offside. The VAR validated that the forward was qualified and Ünal took responsibility. Aitor, with great aplomb, guessed the intention and kept the 0-0 on the electronic. 

The Real Valladolid coach, Sergio González, assured that defeating FC Barcelona this Saturday (7:30 p 1xbet english app.m.) would be the "finishing touch to the season" after having practically achieved permanence, in addition to praising the "good line" of his players after confinement.


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"The team is in a good line, from the break until now we have played very good phases and complete games of a good level. The team is convinced that they can beat Barça. There is no roof to put on, we have to be solid at the back and know that we always generate danger at the top"Sergio González said at the press conference prior to the match on matchday 35 of LaLiga Santander.

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"We are facing a great rival who has players who – by themselves – can win you a game, but it is an important opportunity for us. A victory against Barça would be the finishing touch to the season. We would be able to shelve many situations because against the ‘greats’ we have that thorn stuck. Let’s see if we can play a good game and take the victory", he claimed.

Asked about the style of play, the Pucela coach said it is "a debate for the press because the team is always brave". "But sometimes the rival does not allow you certain licenses that another does. Our DNA you already know what it is: strong in defense, that they have few interior gaps and that there are no passes inside, or diagonal unmarking", revealed.


"They have a lot of presence with their sides and a great ability to define the games. To say one in each line, I really like Piqué’s ball output, in the center of the field Busquets seems to me a differential player because he always filters lines and then Messi is that he marks all the differences in the most difficult area of ​​the field"added.

In this sense, the coach of the Blanquivioleta team stressed that they will be "powerful" when they have to defend and "daring" when they have the ball. "We already saw the danger that it generated against Espanyol the other day. In the end we will make a strong team and it will be the direct of the game that will tell us when we will have to be more collected or go more on the attack", said Sergio.


Asked about the permanence, which is virtual, the technician was upset. "Our path is to reach 40 points and you are not going to take me out of that speech. This Saturday we have the opportunity to put that finishing touch by beating Barça and save ourselves mathematically. If there are other results from other teams later, fine, but we want it to be on our own merit. We only think of ourselves. The team deserves this victory".

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In other matters, Sergio González confirmed the absences of Salisu, Ben Arfa and Míchel, and acknowledged that "no one knew how the post-COVID-19 madness was going to influence teams". "We are on the path of the strongest and we have to maintain this. LaLiga is very even and there are many times that the difference is small", ended.

FC Barcelona will face the duel this afternoon (7:00 p.m.) in the Nuevo Zorrilla against Real Valladolid with almost all the essential pieces in Quique Setién’s scheme, although with two significant last-minute absences, Frenkie de Jong and Arthur Melo.


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Quique Setien

Although everyone was awaiting the draw for the Champions League and his difficult schedule for Barça, Setién knows that his credit in the League is at stake in the Nuevo Zorrilla against Valladolid; and he will do so by maintaining the ‘new formula’ with Leo Messi as a hitch

The absence of the Dutchman in the call can be considered logical, as Quique himself explained in the previous press conference, as he is recovering from a relatively important injury and has not wanted to take risks.

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