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Valencia was Valencia in San Mamés. The Jose Bordalás. The one who plays while scratching or scratching while playing. The order of the factors


Valencia was Valencia in San Mamés. The Jose Bordalás. The one who plays while scratching or scratching while playing. The order of the factors does not alter the product. Constant interruptions based on mistakes, sibylline waste of time, protests andHell of players with a football profile away from the hustle and bustle as is the case of the newcomer Bryan Gil and, all this, under the permissiveness of a referee with a totally disconcerting criterion.

In the midst of a monumental whistle from the respectable player, José Luis Munuera Montero from Jaén left the field of playwho, paradoxically, also left the Valencianists dissatisfied. An expulsion for an entry to Carlos Soler by Dani Garcíawho at the same time he asked for a penalty in the first half, and a maximum penalty from Vivian on Hugo Duro in the final stages of the crash claim from the environment che, where they tiptoe around everything that brought Valencia upside down in the fiery quarterfinals against Getafe, which meant the rupture of relations between Marcelino, then at the helm of Valencia, and Bordalás.

The best images of Athletic – Valencia. Photos: Borja Guerrero / Juan Lazkano / Oskar González / Pablo Viñas

The controversial and on many occasions criticized football proposal of the Madrid team under the baton of the Alicante coach, similar to the one projected last night by the Valencianists, then generated all kinds of criticism to the point of heating up a second leg that ended with a capital letter tangana on the grass. There was also last night in San Mamés. happened with an angry Mouctar Diakhaby as the protagonist. The French central, without coming to mind, or maybe yes, on the edge of the break and with 1-0 on the scoreboard, he gave Raúl García a sovereign push from behind without the ball that unleashed a storm that would have continuity in the locker room tunnel.

After what Iñaki Williams, with the first 45 minutes already finished, will reproach the Frenchman for his ugly action, Yuri Berchiche confronted the Valencian player and the tension moved beyond the tunnel. The Uruguayan Maxi Gómez, without going any further, was expelled with a direct red card after watching the first half from the bench to highlight a parallel reality in which Valencia, finally, knew how to manage better than the . The reality is that the succession of faults, the continuous guerrillas without apparent importance at first sight and, why not say it, the undoubted quality of men like Carlos Soler or Bryan Gil, they were driving Marcelino’s men out of their boxes and to an audience that annoyed Bordalás when, in the 56th minute, he left his technical area possessed to angrily protest a foul by Vivian in midfield.

no continuity after 1-1

San Mamés did not like it the reaction of the coach che, in the same way that he didn’t like it either not at all what the game became after 1-1. Bordalás’ team grew with Hugo Duro’s goal and Athletic suffered the blow, that every time he tried to propose something he found a path full of mines that he was unable to avoid. Without complexes and with a solidity that was accompanied at all times by the corresponding practice of the football, Valencia managed to reach the final whistle with a draw that tasted like glory. ANDhe Bordalás team, not in vain, won the it was looking for for a party approach that did not hesitate to censor San Mamés and that, with 22 fouls in between, it went perfectly for the coach from Alicante.