Spanish La Liga ’18-19 – Highlights: Rodrigo’s Volley Saves Valencia
These are the last 2 matches of Match Day 1 of 38, that were held on 21st August 2018. The highlights are appended below the points table. In case, you missed the highlights of the last three matches click here.
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Match 9 of 10: Valencia vs Atletico Madrid
Result: 1 – 1
- Valencia: Rodrigo 56′
- Atletico Madrid: Angel Correa 26′
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- Valencia’s Rodrigo struck a fine second-half volley to procure a 1-1 result against Atletico Madrid, as both sides started their La Liga campaigns with a draw.
- Atletico’s Angel Correa put the assault minded guests ahead when he struck home at the 26th minute, in the wake of achieving Antoine Griezmann’s finesse pass.
— BT Spurt (@BTSpurt_) 20 August 2018
- Diego Costa verged on multiplying the lead, yet Neto denied him with a fine spare before Rodrigo volleyed home in the 55th minute to level for Valencia after an uncommon slip-up by the world class defender, Diego Godin.
#LaLiga: Rodrigo scored a brilliant equaliser, chesting down before emphatically firing home for #Valencia, as they came from 1-0 down to draw 1-1 with #Atletico.#TRUsoxGOALS pic.twitter.com/2gq0UE8ec6
— TRUsox® (@TRUsox) 20 August 2018
- Gabriel Paulista hit the post for the hosts and Daniel Wass was denied by Atletico defender, Jan Oblak.
- Marcelino tossed on new signings Frenchman Kevin Gameiro and Belgian Batshuayi to test for a champ and Wass ought to have conveyed it yet his finishing skills did not have the artfulness to beat Oblak.
— Valencia CF English 🦇💯 (@valenciacf_en) 20 August 2018
- By complexity to Barcelona and Real Madrid’s low first diversion attendances, the Mestalla was almost full and Valencia fans thundered on their group, who almost won the game when Gabriel hit the post with a header.
Match 10 of 10: Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes
Result: 2 – 1
- Athletic Bilbao: Peru Nolaskoain Esnal 27′, Iker Muniain 90+3′
- Leganes: Jonathan Silva 33′
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- Peru Nolaskoain Esnal and Iker Muniain scored in the first and second half respectively, to ensure Bilbao a winning start to their La Liga season.
- After Peru put Bilbao in the lead, Leganes’ Jonathan Silva scored forut minutes later to equalize the scoreboard.
@IkerMuniain10 thank you so much for keeping my acca alive! Will actually buy a bilbao top with your name and number if the acca wins ❤️❤️
— my name is Reece lol (@reececameron98) 20 August 2018
- In the first and 2nd half, Bilbao remained dominant with their possession.
- And despite some excellent defence from Leganes, Iker Muniain struck a late goal to win the match for Bilbao.
For the matches of Match Day 2 of 38, visit allsportspk on 24th August.