Spanish La Liga ’18-19 – Highlights: Nabil El Zhar Saves Leganes
These are the first 2 matches of La Liga, Match Day 2 of 38. 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 1 of 10: Getafe CF vs Eibar
Result: 2 – 0
- Getafe CF: Angel Luis Rodriguez Diaz 18′, Jorge Molina Vidal 90′
|Getafe CF||Team Stats||Eibar|
|4||Shots On Target||0|
- Getafe CF took the advantage of their opportunity and scored in the first and second half to register their first win of the La Liga 2018-19.
- In the first half, Getafe bagged an early lead as Mata’s pass was successfully converted into a goal by Angel Luis Rodriguez Diaz.
- This goal broke the rhythm of Eibar, which they had maintained in the early minutes of the game.
FT: Getafe 2-0 Eibar (Angel, Jorge Molina). Getafe gets their first win of the season while for Eibar, its back to back defeats to start the season.
— Spanish Football Canada ???? (@LaLigaCanada) 24 August 2018
- Getafe CF continued their attacks and another goal would have been scored by Angel, but he was found to be offside by the referee.
- In the dying minutes of the first half, Eibar’s Pere Milla cross successfully found Kike, but his shoot went just over the bar.
- The first half ended with Getafe in the lead by 1-0.
Getafe bounces back to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Eibar, while Eibar extends their losing streak to 2 consecutive games. #BetwayDaily
— Legit Nigerian (@LegitNigerian) 24 August 2018
- Just like in the 2nd half, an early yellow card was given to Getafe, this time to Ivan Alejo.
- On the other hand, Eibar’s play making was finally coming together, however they were still not being able to score a goal.
- The match entered the last 5 minutes of play. And, this is when Eibar’s hopes to equalise turned to dust as Jorge Molina Vidal scored at the 89th minute and the match ended with Getafe winning by 2-0.
Match 2 of 10: Leganes vs Real Sociedad
Result: 2 – 2
- Leganes: Nabil El Zhar 54′, 88′
- Real Sociedad: David Zurutuza 11′, Asier Illarramendi 17′
|Leganes||Team Stats||Real Sociedad|
|5||Shots On Target||6|
- A late show of power by Leganes striker, Nabil El Zhar disallowed Real Sociedad to win their second consecutive match of the ongoing La Liga 2018-19.
- Playing with a 4-4-2 formation, Real Sociedad were in attacking mode from the very start.
That feels like a huge point/result for Leganés, fully deserved. Brilliant game. The equalizing goal scored at midnight, love it ?
— Brendy Boyle (@BrendyBoyle) 24 August 2018
- After a left footed shot was stopped by Leganes goal keeper, it was David Zurutuza who put his team in the lead by converting an assist from Joseba Zaldua.
- Real Sociedad continued their attacks, with Juanmi putting in a header only to be saved by the goalkeeper in the top left corner.
- Barely a minute had passed, as Asier Illarramendi scored a goal to double his team’s lead.
— Real Sociedad (@RealSociedadEN) 24 August 2018
- No goals were scored by Leganes in the first half, as it ended with Real Sociedad in the lead by 2-0.
- However, in the 2nd half, Leganes scored early, courtesy of Nabil El Zhar right footed strike which was assisted by Gerard Gumbau.
Nabil El Zhar completed his brace late in the 2nd half as Leganes came from 2 goals down to force a 2-2 draw with Real Sociedad at home. #SSFootball
— SuperSport Blitz (@SuperSportBlitz) 24 August 2018
- From this point on, Leganes intensified their attacks and also dominated ball possession, however Real remained strong in their defence.
- The match entered the last five minutes of play, and it was only then that Michael Santos’s brilliant pass found Nabil El Zhar who scored the equalizer.
- In an effort to regain the lead, Real Sociedad’s Rubén Pardo made an attempt but was unsuccessful as the match ended in a draw.
A deserve draw from Leganes where the better side once going 2 goals down and good to see Leganes play so well under former alavez head coach and we didn’t see this at Southampton
— Lavogez (@baby_koke) 24 August 2018
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