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Granada tied the three points at Nuevo Los Cármenes, in the postponed match of the fourth day of LaLiga Santander, after beating Osasuna 2-0. A victory that helps the Andalusian team not to lose the wake of the sixth position, three points away, and that keeps the Navarrese in the penultimate position, three points from the permanence, and with his coach Jagoba Arrasate in a compromised situation . Not in vain the Pamplona team has already accumulated twelve games without winning, going back to last October 24, the day they celebrated their centenary against Athletic (1-0).

Granada put the victory on track before halftime was reached against an Osasuna who paid dearly for his lack of defensive concentration in two set pieces and barely existed in attack. The Nasrid team had their first chance in the 21st minute, when full-back Pepe, a replacement ‘in extremis’ for Foulquier, with discomfort in the warm-up, shot wide. Immediately afterwards, Granada no longer failed the second they had. A Machís center, after a short kick from a corner, was poorly cleared by Calleri, the ball reached Luis Suárez and the Colombian, inside the area, ‘shot’ Sergio Herrera.

The goal did not wake up Osasuna, who was able to fit the second in a hand in hand by Machís with Sergio Herrera, but the red goalkeeper kicked out the poisoned shot of the Venezuelan. The Navarrese did not show signs of life in attack until half an hour, with a distant shot from Moncayola that went wide, and they ended up going to rest with an even more adverse score. And it is that in the extension of this first period, in another corner, he conceded another goal. Machís executed it very close, Calleri, as in 1-0, did not clear and the ball entered the goal after touching goalkeeper Sergio Herrera.

Visiting mirage

The passage through the changing rooms seemed to sit better for Osasuna, who came out at the restart with one more march and who in just two minutes had three options to cut distances, the clearest a shot from Roberto Torres that made Rui Silva intervene.

Osasuna, however, did not have continuity and the game returned to level, without both teams managing to prevail on the grass, which motivated both Diego Martínez and Jagoba Arrasate to begin to introduce changes at match time. The one from Berriatua had no choice but to gamble, putting in another striker, Budimir, to later also bet on two more attackers, Kike Barja and Enric Gallego.

So much ‘gunpowder’ in the green was not reflected, since Osasuna hardly disturbed Granada until the end of the match. Only one shot from another of the changes, Lucas Torró, made Rui Silva work, so Granada, without stress, ended up securing a victory that allows them to continue having the ‘Europe zone’ at their fingertips.

(+) See the summary of the match

1 Rui Silva 1 Sergio Herrera
28 Pepe 75 ' 12 F. Roncaglia
(3 N. Pérez) 2. 3 Aridane
6 German 5 David garcia
22 D. Duarte 3 Juan Cruz
fifteen Carlos Neva 27 Moncayola
4 M. Gonalons 54 ' 6 Oier 63 '
(8 Y. Eteki) (24 Lucas Torró)
twenty-one Y. Herrera 10 Roberto Torres
eleven D. Machís 74 ' 14 Ruben Garcia 71 '
(9 R. Soldier) (eleven Kike Barja)
19 Montoro 65 ' 7 Jony 64 '
(5 Luis Milla) (17 A. Budimir)
24 Kenedy 65 ' 16 J. Calleri 71 '
(10 Doors) (19 Enric Gallego)
7 Luis Suarez

Goals:(1-0) Luis Suárez (22 '), (2-0) Sergio Herrera (45')

Cards:L Oier (36 '), Rubén García (40'), David García (67 '), Enric Gallego (76'), D. Duarte (90 ')L

Referee: González Fuertes (C. Asturiano)

Spectators: Behind closed doors in the Nuevo Los Cármenes

THE BEST Granada's effectiveness in the first half
WORST Osasuna's lack of concentration in set-piece actions
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Gabby Barker
Gabby is someone who is interested in all types of sports, she loves to attend watching matches live. Whenever there is a match being played in her city, she makes sure to get the tickets in advance. Due to the love for sports, she joined Sportsfinding, and started writing general sports news. Apart from writing the news, she is also the editor for the website who checks and edits every news content before they go live.

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