06/01/2022 at 20:44 CET
Sporting de Gijón gave the surprise and eliminated Villarreal; the Champions League team; from the Copa del Rey; who won on the scoreboard but succumbed to ajournaltimebative rival and showed his best version of the season (2-1).
Mariño; Bogdan; Babin (Berrocal; 46 ′); Borja López; Kravets (Pablo García; 46 ′); Christian Rivera; Pedro Díaz (Fran Villalba; 46 ′); Puma Rodríguez (Aitor García; 78 ′); Nacho Méndez; Gaspar Campos et Berto (Djurdjevic; 61 ′)
Rulli; Mario Gaspar; Albiol (Foyth; 67 ′); Pau; Pedraz (Estupiñan; 88 ′); Alberto Moreno; Trigueros (Parejo; 67 ′); Capoue (Iborra; 88 ′); Moi Gómez; Jackson and Dani Raba ( Gérard Moreno; 46 years old).
0-1 M. 47 Albiol. 1-1 M. 66 Djurdjevic. 2-1 M 87: Bogdan.
Muñiz Ruiz. Pas de cards.
The Molinón. 12;400 spectators.
Sports coach David Gallego had previously warned that he was going to form a squad thinking about Sunday’s League game against Málaga; but he repeated five players in the starting eleven -Mariño; Borja López; Pedro Díaz; Gaspar Campos and Nacho Méndez- regarding the team that drew against Lugo.
For his part; Unay Emery; whose squad allows him to make multiplejournaltimebinations; retained four of the players who beat Levante; Rulli; Albiol; Pau Torres et Moi Gómez.
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The rojiblancos came out without pressure; since the reigning champion of the Europa League was a clear favorite; and without nerves they played a match that at times recalled the one they offered in the first leg.
Sporting had an unbeatable opportunity to take advantage of the scoreboard in a volley from close to Bogdan’s side that went high; an action that seemed to revitalize the visitors; who from that moment took control of the ball but without creating danger .
A shot from Trigueros first and another from Capua; well stopped by Mariño; were the only two offensive attempts by Villarreal in the first half.
Emery didn’t see the connection clear and at halftime decided the entry of Gérard Moreno.
In the first attack of his team; after a corner kick cleared by the local defense; the ball hit Moi Gómez; who came back through the center; Christian Rivera finished off with a header and the ball hit the surface again; where Albiol he finished only out of reach of Mariño.
The sport did not collapse and he continued playing without pressure until in one of his arrivals he found a reward for the good game he had.
Villarreal had a good chance to get ahead when Rulli came up the left wing; but he weakly hit the ball and went straight to the arms. Djurdjevic He took the opportunity to equalize the tie (m.66).
The next clear opportunity was also local. Aitor García shot high as he was in an excellent position to score as the minutes passed and Villarreal failed to assert the superiority of his team.
Sporting’s faith was rewarded again in the 87th minute; when Aitor García was unmarked Bogdan; who entered the area and launched a powerful cross shot that surprised Rulli amid the delirium of the Asturian team’s fans.
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