Osasuna was clearly imposed on Granada. Three points that break his losing streak away from home, where he had not won since October 17, and that make him distance himself up to 10 points from the relegation zone. Granada was always overtaken by a rival who deserved an even more resounding scoreline due to the barrage of chances in their favor in the second half, when Robert Moreno took it upon himself to put in one striker after another in search of an equalizer. The problem of the Andalusian team was not there. Rather in the loss of that intensity and efficiency that had allowed him to escape from the low positions of the classification. Osasuna opened the way to their victory with a headed goal by David García, who was returning to the Navarrese starting team. The central defender is the defender with the most goals in the League (4), all headed. He is also the top scorer for his team along with Kike García, who scored the second goal for Osasuna to put the rubric on their just victory in Los Cármenes. Granada must again recover the momentum that had seven games in a row without losing. It is his turn to recompose himself and he has a tough schedule ahead of him. Against Osasuna he did not have the slightest option.
Luis Maximiano, Germán, Raúl Torrente, Víctor Díaz (Quini, min. 70), Escudero (Bacca, min. 80), Alex Collado (Gonalons, min. 45), Luis Milla, Montoro (Machís, min. 70), Puertas , Jorge Molina and Luis Suarez
Herrera, Juan Cruz, Manu Sánchez, Nacho Vidal, David García, Rubén García (Kike Barja, min. 93), Jon Moncayola, Brasanac, Lucas Torró (Oier, min. 86), Ante Budimir (Kike García, min. 74) and Chimy Ávila (Javi Martínez, min. 74)
goals 0-1 min. 63: David Garcia. 0-2 min. 88: Kike Garcia.
Referee Santiago Jaime Latre
Yellow cards Nacho Vidal (min. 25) and Brasanac (min. 66)
“We have to be ourselves again,” proclaimed Robert Moreno, coach of a Granada team that had taken flight after a bad start to the championship. After being thrashed in Getafe (4-2), Granada shows signs of confusion. Osasuna took advantage of it very well, which is not to fire rockets either after a streak of only one win in the last 12 games. The Navarrese team was better in the first half where they knew how to annul Milla, preventing the midfielder from connecting with the two good strikers that the Andalusian team has at all times, Jorge Molina and Luis Suárez. A quarter of an hour later the first whistles were heard in Los Cármenes because Granada did not respond. Osasuna dominated the center of the field and almost the areas. He had, however, a basic problem that began to overwhelm him: the lack of goals. After six games without a goal away from Pamplona, Moncayola, with everything in his favor, missed his shot inside the area. It was just one minute after the referee disallowed Moncayola’s own goal due to Budimir’s very fair offside.
Osasuna only got confused in a play in the first act. It was the only worthy action in attack by Granada, where Collado made his debut as a starter with little success. Jorge Molina gave a very good pass to Puertas, who found that Herrera covered his Vaseline attempt. Little baggage in attack for the Andalusian team, surpassed in almost everything, except on the scoreboard, by Osasuna.
The Navarrese team dominated the match in the second half. Moreno tried to give more strength to his midfield with the entry of Gonalons. The measure was unsuccessful because Osasuna grew as the minutes passed. In a corner kick very well taken by Rubén, David García finished off in an unappealable way with his head to make it 0-1. Granada fell apart and the attacking bet of its coach ended up opening the paths of Maximiano’s goal to the Navarrese. The Portuguese goalkeeper made two great saves against Ávila and Kike García, but could not do anything at the last minute, when Kike García himself finished off in the small area after a great play by Osasuna. Six games later, after four defeats and two draws, Arrasate’s team won away from home to breathe, and a lot, in the middle of the table.
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