Valencia 2 Levante 2: distribution of points in the Valencian derby
The Valencian derby was hot. The controversy that arose throughout the week with Levante's Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins, had eclipsed the news of the derby. Nigerian, with their incendiary statements and attitudes, had made him forget the most important thing, football.
His frustrated departure ( moment) to the American team of the Seattle Sounders, had been the most talked about in the city of Turia. Finally the Nigerian was going to start the game on the bench. Jim initially opted for the Italian Acquafresca
While, Valencia faced this commitment immersed in a good dynamic of results that had led it to climb positions in the classification and be only one point away from its great objective this season: the fourth place. Coach Ernesto Valverde had serious problems in his defensive line, since he could not count on the suspended Aly Cissokho and Adil Rami, injured with a fibrillar microtear.
The game was going to start with a curious circumstance. The Portuguese Joao Pereira hit the referee Velasco Carballo in a spectacular way. In a crash that didn't seem to make much sense, the player was going to displace the referee who would end up lying on the ground, requiring medical attention by the doctors of both teams.
But the blow on the field was going to be given first by Levante. Iborra, player that from some Valencian media they want to place in Valencia , I was going to put Levante ahead after a long throw-in by Juanfran. The Granota player was going to catch Guaita ahead of time and was going to beat him with a header. The one from Moncada, he celebrated it with great anger, looking at his followers, granota, located on top of the Mestalla.
Valencia rowing against, tried to reach the door of the Uruguayan Gustavo Munúa, who returned after a two-match ban, but it was going to be Levante who, in the boots of Rubén Garcia, was going to be about to score the second.
In the minute 30 of Part, in a showy and bizarre move, Jonas, I was going to tie the match for Valencia. the move, rare as her alone, It was going to end in a goal after several rebounds and kicks in the air and nonsense from both the Valencia forwards and the Levante defense.
Valencia, spurred after the goal , loaded and loaded over the granota area, while JIM's team, seemed beaten after the Valencianista draw. Feghouli for Valencia and Barkero for Levante were going to try it with two shots without consequences.
The game began to get entangled and heated up with various actions that indicated that the game could reach an unwanted point. In the last minute of the first part, Soldier was going to hit Levante hard with a great goal after a volley that after hitting the crossbar, I was going to beat Munúa. The referee would blow the whistle for the end of the first half after the goal by the Valencia striker.
The second half began with Valencia dominating possession of the ball. Valverde's team was very comfortable on the pitch, managing your lead. In the minute 5 of the second part, in an almost unique event, Albelda from outside the area was about to score the third, but the Levante goalkeeper would disrupt the action.
In the minute 11 from the second part the awaited moment arrived. The protagonist of the week, Obafemi Martins was going to enter the field of play to replace an Acquafresca that went unnoticed throughout the match. Vyntra miraculously was going to save a ball that was left open to Soldier who was left alone in front of Levante's goal, while the party, entered into a very comfortable dynamic for the local team.
like all derby, there had to be controversy. Velasco Carballo was going to annul a goal to Soldier without being very clear the reason why it was annulled. It seems that Mathieu plays leaving Soldier offside, but the repetition does not make the situation much clearer. Levante finally seemed to wake up in the minute 19 of the second half and enjoyed a sensational chance in a shot that Mathieu himself was going to disrupt.
The third of Valencia chewed, Spectacular shot soldier, crashed in the ball in the square, the rebound was going to take the ball to the Levante goalkeeper's hands. The party entered a monologue, the ball was only from Valencia that shot and shot over Levante's goal, albeit with little success. The truth was that what was closer was Valencia's third goal than a Levante reaction, who seemed exhausted and completely out of the game.
When it seemed that everything was sentenced and Levante was not, the draw was coming. Mathieu's failure that he was going to slip and Barkero , with a sensational shot with the left he tied the match. Jug of cold water for Valencia. Even so, Parejo had a foul on Valencia's goal, but the goalkeeper granota was going to disrupt the play.
At the end distribution of points that leaves the locals with a sour taste, with a game that they had comfortable and the granotas with a moral boost after a hard week for the Martins case. As a curiosity, It is the fourth consecutive draw between these two teams in Mestalla. Valencia has been since 2007 without being able to break Levante in their fiefdom.