The Uzuni-Ricard partnership gives Granada CF a golden victory at the Carlos Belmonte

The Uzuni-Ricard partnership gives Granada CF a golden victory at the Carlos Belmonte

supported by a red and white tide in the stands of the stadium Carlos Belmonteof more than 1,000 Granada fanshe Granada CF achieved a golden trump against him Albacete. The rojiblancos went ahead twice on the scoreboard thanks to the partnership formed by Weight y Ricardo Sanchez, since the Albanian scored first after a great assist from the winger and then the Catalan scored after a pass from the top scorer. But Higinio closed the gap for Albacete and, in the end, he Granada CF ended with suffering Well, Olaetxea had a very clear chance to tie the discount, but his shot went over the crossbar. Victory that relaunches Granada CF in their fight for direct promotion.

The technician paco lopez introduced some news in the starting lineup. Victor Diaz was chosen to occupy a place in the central axis for the Baja de Cabaco rather Michael Rubio, who already entered the call after overcoming his injury, but stayed on the bench. The captain of the Granada accompanied Ignasi Miquel, while on the sides they played again Ricardo Sanchez y Carlos Neva, and in the goal Raul Fernandez. André Ferreira had also returned to the squad after several days absent due to a domestic accident from which the Portuguese goalkeeper has already recovered, who aims to continue as a substitute after the good performance of Raúl since he started. In the core, paco lopez opted again for Bodiger and as a novelty he again resorted to Pol Lozano and Melendo. Weissman returned to the attack, again accompanied by Callejón and Uzuni, the top scorer for Granada and the category.

He Granada CF The game started comfortably Carlos Belmonte. The rojiblancos took control of the game and enjoyed the first chances. The first was a shot from Alley who went off course, after four minutes. Melendo, between the lines, tried to find Uzuni and after a cross into the area, the Albacete defense was attentive to deflect a corner. From that corner kick was born a good chance for Granada: Weight He hunted the ball on the front after the corner kick was dropped, went a little into the area and shot on goal, but an Albacete defender took the ball out on the goal line.

Callejón had to be treated after ten minutes due to physical problems, but the man from Motril was able to return to the pitch and continue in a game in which Albacete took a small step forward. The home team enjoyed their first dangerous approach after 25 minutes, in a play that ended in a corner. Behind the, Raul Fernandez he was attentive to undo the danger and to mount a counter since he saw well unmarked weight, He sent the ball long and the Albanian stood up front and shot, but too high.

After that notice, and after half an hour of playor the Granada CF He found the treasure he was looking for. A great play by the right band of Ricardo Sanchez, who left quickly, finished with a good cross into the area to Uzuni, who caught the ball and lodged it at the back of the goal defended by Bernabé. The top scorer returned to his appointment with the goal and put the Granada CF in it Carlos Belmonte.

Albacete responded and had a great opportunity to score in the 33rd minute, but Raul Fernandez He was providential to put his hand in and deflect the ball to a corner after a good attack on the left and a subsequent shot by Higinio. The Granada goalkeeper made another save to a shot from Glauter in the center of the area, but the move was invalidated for offside. In the ranks of Albacete, Riki was later booked for dangerous play after a strong tackle on Callejón, when the 37th minute was up.

The intensity of the game dropped in the last phase of the first part, in which there were no more clear chances and which ended with that advantage by the minimum for the Granada CF thanks to the target of his ‘killer’, the Albanian Uzuni.

Ricard extends the advantage, but Granada suffers

The second half began with the same 22 protagonists on the pitch. He Granada CF He dominated the game again in the first minutes, with combinations in the midfield and looking for a hole to create danger. Alley he scouted one and sent a pumped ball into the area that Bernabé was able to catch well. Soon after, Uzuni tried a shot from the edge that went high.

The rojiblancos could not take advantage of a mistake by Bernabé when he tried to dominate a ball with his head, since neither Uzuni’s shot, which ran into Boyomo, nor Weismman’s later one, which went high, served to drill again the goal of ‘Alba’. If he did Ricardo Sanchez. The right-back exchanged roles with his partner Uzuni and received a ball from the Albanian on a tray in the area, which he sent with a cross shot into the back of the net of the goal defended by Bernabé, when the 54th minute was up. He Granada CF dominated with a 0-2 the game, but there was still a lot left.

Bodiger received a yellow card for a dangerous foul in midfield just before paco lopez I made the first two changes. Callejón and Víctor Díaz left their place at 58′ Alberto Perea and michael rubio. The duel increased in intensity. Fuster was also booked in the ranks of Albacete for a dangerous tackle on Ricard.

The La Mancha team closed the gap in the 64th minute. Higinio made it 1-2 after taking advantage of a filtered pass from Manu Fuster, in which it was Albacete’s first shot on goal in the second half. From the goal, Rubén Albés’s team pushed hard in search of the goal that would give them the tie.

michael rubio He was also booked for a foul on the front, at 65′. The central defender had a lot of work since he entered the field of play. The technician paco lopez He tried to stop the arrivals of Albacete and for his team to generate again, giving refreshment with the entry of doors and Famara Diedhiou by Weissman and Melendo, at 70′. Later, he replaced Uzuni, who was booked, which entails suspension for the player, who was also going to miss the next duel due to the call from his team. Instead of the Albanian entered Petrovicto try to give consistency to the core.

He Albacete pressed in the final phase of the duelin which Granada CF tried to defend with order. Ignasi Miquel He was reprimanded for a foul on Higinio on the front. A rehearsed play that ended with a shot from the front and a save from Raul Fernandez, who was later reprimanded for wasting time as well. In the discount, which was five minutes, he Granada CF took off his shell to hold the result and pulled his eternal fight. Albacete was about to tie at the last minute with a shot from Olaetxea, but it went over the crossbar. The rojiblancos tied up three very important points to give one more step to the ascent.


Albacete: Barnabas; Alvaro Rodriguez (Charles Isaac, d. 75), Boyomo, Glauder (Juanma, d. 62), Julius Alonso; Olaetxea, Ricky, Fran Alvarez (Ros, m. 55), Manu Fuster; Dubasin (Escriche, m. 75) and Higinio

Granada CF: Raul Fernandez; Ricard Sánchez, Víctor Díaz (Miguel Rubio, m. 59), Ignasi Miquel, Carlos Neva; Bodiger, Pol Lozano, Melendo (Antonio Puertas, m. 70), José Callejón (Alberto Perea, m. 59); Myrto Uzuni (Petrovic, m. 79) and Shon Weissman (Diédhiou, m. 70)

Goals: 0-1, m. 30: Uzuni; 0-2, m. 54: Ricardo Sanchez; 1-2, m. 64: Hygiene

Referee: Busquets Ferrer (Balearic committee). He admonished the locals Riki (m. 37) and Manu Fuster (d. 59); and to the visitors Bodiger (d. 57), michael rubio (d. 66), Uzuni (d. 75), Ignasi Miquel (d. 83) and Raul Fernandez (m.86)

Incidents: Match corresponding to day 32 of LaLiga SmartBank, played in stadium Carlos Belmonte before 14,448 spectators


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