Spanish La Liga ’18-19 – Highlights: Girona Stun Villarreal
These are the first 3 matches of La Liga, Match Day 3 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table.
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Match 1 of 10: Getafe CF Vs Valladolid
Result: 0 – 0
|Getafe CF||Team Stats||Valladolid|
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- Valladolid grabbed a critical away point with some strong guarding in a 0-0 draw against Getafe, and even had the odds to win on the breakaway.
- Getafe influenced from the beginning yet Valladolid were not setup to make it simple for them in what was a hard fought clash between the Spanish clubs.
They say there is no certainty in anything. And then Getafe, Valladolid draw 0-0 and never has there been a more inevitable, predestined result in the history of the world.
— Robbie Dunne (@robbiejdunne) 31 August 2018
- Masip spared well from Mata and progressively Valladolid looked more agreeable. The home side required David Soria to be in great frame as he spared from Moyano and after that parried an exertion from Alcaraz who was just a couple of yards out.
Your APONKYE has the one of the worst penalty conversion records of all time for a penalty taker…go and argue with VAR for penalties..they robbed valladolid of a draw in your favor and you’re here saying they cheat for Madrid..FOH??
— Lex? (@Cescki) 30 August 2018
- After the break, Valladolid stayed in the ascendancy and Soria was pivotal as he denied Enes Unal.
- Getafe battled back into the game,but in spite of putting more weight on the Getafe guard they could not discover the best approach to score a goal as the match ended in a draw.
That’s how you start a football weekend! ?
▪️Milan late winner against Roma
▪️Eibar comeback in the Basque derby v Real Sociedad
▪️Girona with their first win of the season away to Villarreal
▪️Getafe and Valladolid with a hard fought draw
— Strive Sport (@StriveFootball) 31 August 2018
Match 2 of 10: Villarreal Vs Girona
Result: 0 – 1
- Girona: Cristhian Stuani 54′
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- Girona got their first win of the season as Cristhian Stuani scored the only goal of the match in the 2nd half of the match.
- The first half was filled with close opportunities from both sides, however neither team managed to score a goal.
Nice to see Girona get a first win but it’s starting to look worrying for Villarreal. Started brightly but faded badly and now with one point from three games including two home defeats. If things don’t improve quickly after the break we could have our first managerial casualty.
— Andy West (@andywest01) 31 August 2018
- 9 minutes into the 2nd half, Girona’s Cristhian Stuani scored a wondrous goal to put his team in the lead.
- In reply, Villarreal who had dominated the possession in most part of the match looked out of touch as they could neither equalise nor win the match.
- It was also Girona’s first win of the season and football fans seemed pretty excited about it.
Huge for Girona to keep Portu. They really missed him tonight, despite the win. His tireless running and driving with the ball gives his defence four a lot of time to breathe and regroup, plus he wins free kicks in dangerous areas.
— Simon Harrison (@simonhfootball) 31 August 2018
Really well earned 1-0 away win for Girona. Didn’t have lots of the ball but they took their chance when it came and defended brilliantly from that point on. #VillarrealGirona
— Reece Heard (@Reece_GFC) 31 August 2018
Match 3 of 10: Eibar Vs Real Sociedad
Result: 2 – 1
- Eibar: Marc Cardona 26′, Charles 90+1′
- Real Sociedad: Willian Jose 15′ (P)
|Eibar||Team Stats||Real Sociedad|
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- Substitute Charles scored in stoppage time to give Eibar their first win of the season with a 2-1 triumph against Real Sociedad.
- Willian Jose, who scored in Sociedad’s opening-day win at Villarreal, was on target again following 15 minutes to give his side an early lead. Be that as it may, the guests were not in the lead for long as Marc Cardona evened out with 26 minutes on the clock.
Girona and Eibar get themselves three vital points each. Wouldn’t have tipped either to win tonight. The start of LaLiga has certainly been full of surprises.
— Simon Harrison (@simonhfootball) 31 August 2018
- Neither side extremely debilitated a triumphant goal and the match looked bound for a draw until Charles, on for Cardona, headed home a Joan Jordan cross.
- It perpetrated a first loss of the season on Sociedad while Eibar got their first points on the board subsequent to starting the battle with thrashings to recently advanced Huesca and Getafe.
As Mendi says, every year we’re fighting the relegation battle. Last year was a similar situation. Hopefully the team is able to gel and stays clear of the relegation zone. Huge win today!
— EibarUSA (@EibarUSA) 31 August 2018
- Villarreal’s troublesome begin proceeded as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Girona.
- Cristhian Stuani scored his 1st goal of the season right off the bat in the second half and it ended up being sufficient to give Girona their first triumph of the crusade.
- Recently advanced Real Valladolid are as yet searching for their 1st goal in La Liga this season after a 0-0 draw at Getafe. It was a session of not very many possibilities at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.
A huge come from behind win for Eibar today, especially since the first game back is at the Wanda. Aupa Eibar!
— Stu Campbell (@syc470) 31 August 2018
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