The goals of Stuani, Samu Sáiz and Bustos allow Ponferradina to overtake and climb to seventh place. The best Girona keeps the hope of the ‘play-off’ alive.
The train to the ‘play-off’ continues its march. And Girona does not want to let it escape. That is why he is hooked on an always welcome Cristhian Stuani . If the 7 smiles, the whole team does. Also Samu Sáiz , with a bittersweet taste due to the injury when he saw the goal. And Nahuel Bustos , who made his debut as a scorer in the League.
The goals of the Uruguayan, Madrid and Argentine served this Saturday to assault Ponferradina in Montilivi (3-1). Francisco’s men not only left the rival without three points, but also took seventh place from him to keep hope alive with 49 points (they have Rayo Vallecano at three, with one game less). As they say, the third time is the charm. And this time the good game became the best possible result. Now yes, everything will be decided next Saturday in Vallecas.
Francisco kept the three centrals with Santi Bueno, Bernardo Espinosa and an Arnau Martínez who repeated for the third time in a row. The only change was the entry of Stuani by the sanctioned Monchu. A starting eleven with enough offensive character to leave the victory to Montilivi.
So it was. After a constant scoring, the Uruguayan striker was in charge of taking the step forward with a goal just before the break (m. 46). In the second half, Girona still did not have enough and Samu Sáiz showed it with a real goal (m. 51).
He celebrated it little. An injury prevented him from continuing and he had to be replaced by Ibra Kebé. Later, Bustos came in and freed himself with his first goal in the League (m. 84). Already in the addition Yuri cut distances, but it was of no use. Girona likes each other and wants to continue growing.
Girona: Juan Carlos, Couto, Santi Bueno, Bernardo, Arnau, Franquesa, Cristóforo (Bárcenas, m. 68), Gumbau (Terrats, m. 83), Samu Sáiz (Kebé, m. 52), Sylla (Valery, m. 68) and Stuani (Bustos, m. 83).
Ponferradina: José Antonio Caro, Amo, Kaxe (Yuri, m. 53), Moi Delgado, Aguza (Saúl, m. 53), Castellano, Erik Morán (Curro, m. 53), Doncel, Pablo Valcarce (Dani Romera, m . 70), Paris Adot and Juergen (Larrea, m. 90).
Goals: 1-0, min. 46: Stuani; 2-0, min. 51: Samu Sáiz; 3-0, min. 84: Busts; 3-1, min. 90: Yuri.
Referee: Archdeacon Monescillo. He admonished Curro (Ponferradina).
Stadium: Montilivi, without public.