Sports 2-Valencia 3: Ricardo da Costa victory in stoppage against a Depor with 10

Sports 2-Valencia 3: Ricardo da Costa victory in stoppage against a Depor with 10

Valencia has taken the three points from Riazor (2-3) after beating Deportivo this Saturday in the twenty-first matchday of the Liga BBVA, in a duel in which the locals knew how to rebuild after a goal by Jonas against the 30 seconds with a brace from Riki before the break, but, weighed down by the expulsion of Silvio in 52′, they ended up paying the excessive gifts of a defense that did not know how to keep his back.

The ‘che were found’ too easily. A sports car with two very different faces, attacking and defensive, he stood up but ended up succumbing, first with Valdez's tie, and then 'in extremis’ with a goal from Ricardo Costa. Those of Domingos Paciencia will continue one more day as bottom team while Valencia recovers from the cup elimination and the heavy defeat in the previous day, both against Real Madrid, to look at Europe again.

The whole of the ‘Txingurri’ he paid dearly in the first half for his lack of definition. After passing in just 30 seconds thanks to a Jonas header from a corner kick, Valencia wasted at least two clear occasions at the feet of Piatti and Valdéz, that they did not know how to beat Aranzubia in two hand-to-hand. Depor's defense was leaking but in attack they gradually improved to the point that Riki turned the score around before the break.

And it is that the group of Domingos Paciencia accused the early goal of the 'che'. The Galician defense was out of place and every ball into the area seemed dangerous. But nevertheless, the shit of the locals was not taken advantage of by the visitors and Depor, aware of the need to score, was gradually approaching the goal of Diego Alves. Pizzi had the first attempt from A Coruña in the minute 19, but the Brazilian goalkeeper took a big hand down.

Before, Piatti had already missed his chance and, after, It was the Paraguayan Valdez who did not know how to beat the local goalkeeper in a new one-on-one. The maxim of 'he who forgives pays’ it would not take long to be fulfilled. Banega's assists were not taken advantage of by his teammates and Depor showed their weapons up. Riki tied the duel (1-1) at 32 with a great header and, before the break, the striker himself from A Coruña put the (2-1) after a great personal move.

Seven minutes after the restart, Silvio did a disservice to his team by seeing the second yellow card and leaving his team with 10. The work of the first half was in serious danger for the locals. Those of Valverde, that brought on Jonathan Viera and then Bernat, they gradually went up in the second half, dominated the ball and forcing those from Paciencia to back off.

In a great play by Bernat, on the left wing, Valdez was finally able to celebrate a goal at the Riazor (2-2). The Paraguayan took advantage of his teammate's death pass to tie the game. Undoubtedly the least player was a slab on the locals but even so they looked for the rival goal on some occasion. Bergantiños had it upside down and also, in a center of Pizzi that did not find a finisher.

But nevertheless, the local defense continued to make water. Valdez beat them back once more but his point-blank shot was saved by Aranzubia. Pizzi had the alternative in the opposite area but he did not know how to beat Valdes either. With the party already in the discount, Guardado found Ricardo Costa at the far post for the Valencian center-back to silence Riazor (2-3). And if that was not enough, impotence left Depor with 9 with the expulsion of Assuncao, that 'hunted’ to Valdez in the subsequent center kick.

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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