MADRID, 9 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Girona added its second victory this Friday in LaLiga Santander 2022-2023 by beating Real Valladolid 2-1 at the Montilivi Stadium, thanks to a goal in the final stages by midfielder Oriol Romeu, one of his reinforcements and who declined the balance after an even encounter.
The Catalan team took this direct duel between two recently promoted and returned to add a good loot for the second consecutive day after scratching a tie in Palma de Mallorca last day with a penalty beyond the 90th minute. The Valladolid team, on the other hand , saw how a point escaped him after having released his winning locker last Monday in the 92nd minute.
The clash was equal from the opening whistle and although the visitors knew how to control Míchel's men, it was they who took the lead in the 21st minute when the Brazilian Reinier pushed a good run by Aleix García into the net.
The goal encouraged the locals a bit more, but Pacheta's team managed to return the scoreboard thanks to a former Girona player, Monchu, who connected a powerful and precise shot from outside the area to beat Juan Carlos in the 38th minute.
After the break, Valladolid came out better and had a good chance to go ahead again through Monchu, but his shot inside the area ran into a defender. With the passing of the minutes and the changes introduced by Míchel, Girona improved and the final stretch was theirs. Asenjo put a good hand on Manu Vallejo, Taty Castellanos headed over the crossbar and, finally, in minute 88, Santi Buena extended a free kick from the side to the far post where Romeu appeared to give the winning goal to the Catalan team.