LaLiga: Aleix García keeps Girona on cloud nine and subdues Cádiz | Soccer | Sports
Girona continues dreaming. A goal from Aleix García, the best player on the field, subdued a brave Cádiz, who played from the 11th minute with one less player due to the expulsion of Machís. Girona suffered more than they should have to obtain their seventh victory of the season, which placed them in the provisional leadership of the League, but the three points tasted like glory. He won where no one has done this season and with some of his mainstays, in the case of Savio, playing a very discreet game. Part of the greatness of a team also lies in winning even when it does not play well, with many problems to dismantle an inferior Cádiz that had difficulties even to reach the end of the clash alive, where it had some dangerous approach to the goal by Gazzaniga. Girona continues to dream, in Champions League positions, and this Cádiz that has its fifth game without winning is fading somewhat. Sergio’s team is a commendable team and they had to fight against too many adversities. Míchel continues his great work, getting an excellent performance from a Catalan team with a defined pattern, which he wins even without playing well.
Jeremias Ledesma, Fali, Javi Hernández, Iza (Rominigue Kouame, min. 66), Jorge Meré (Rubén Sobrino, min. 78), Machís, Escalante (Lucas Pires, min. 66), Iván Alejo, Rubén Alcaraz, Chris Ramos ( Negredo, min. 78) and Maxi Gómez (Sergi Guardiola, min. 73)
Gazzaniga, Eric Garcia, David López, Daley Blind, Miguel Gutierrez (Pablo Torre, min. 62), Yangel Herrera (Ibrahima Kebe, min. 88), Aleix García, Yan Couto, Sávio, Iván Martín (Juanpe, min. 88) and Dovbyk (Stuani, min. 72)
Goals 0-1 min. 59: Aleix García.
Referee Juan Martínez Munuera
Yellow cards Rubén Alcaraz (min. 1), Aleix García (min. 3), Yangel Herrera (min. 48) and Ibrahima Kebe (min. 90)
red cards Machís (min. 10)
The Levante wind was picking up with some intensity in the splendid Cadiz midday. Something must have affected Machís, who in an incomprehensible way raised his right leg to impact his compatriot Herrera. The murmur in the stands, painted yellow, anticipated the worst. A fratricidal duel that ended with the red card for Cadista after 11 minutes of play. Another match had undoubtedly begun, replacing the one that had only lasted 10 minutes. The title, without a doubt, was siege. Playing with one less exaggerated Cádiz’s virtues. That is to say, a team that defends splendidly and that perfectly manages that other football that knows tricks and paths to break the rival’s rhythm. Everything, of course, within the regulations. Girona has a commendable spirit. He touched and touched the ball without rushing, but it is not easy to attack Cádiz. Savio, for example, insisted on jumping over and over again. There was only activity on the right wing, where Couto did find certain avenues of penetration. His passes, however, almost always ended in clearances by Fali and company.
Cádiz held on until half-time and seemed to do so for much of the second half. At the hour mark, however, the figure of Aleix García emerged to beat Ledesma with a great shot from inside the area. Finally, Girona had been able to put together a dangerous play without falling into Cádiz’s trap. However, the Catalans lacked government and quality to seal the match. Pablo Torre had several scoring actions that he did not know how to take advantage of and Stuani became desperate asking for the ball from his teammates with continuous unchecking that did not bear fruit. Sergio took a chance and began to bring forwards to get Girona into the area, who defended themselves as best they could to maintain the advantage and breathe with another victory. The joy of Aleix García and David López at the end of the match showed the importance of the victory for Girona. A breath of fresh air in this League, like the wind from Levante that flew over a match with great discounts and the opposition of two very defined styles. Aleix García chose his side.
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