Real Zaragoza cannot beat Elche and prolongs the suffering (1-1)


This time Real Zaragoza was saved from the madness, who equalized with a creditable goal from Azón at the beginning of the second half that could have condemned them, with Elche forgiving the sentence on numerous occasions and a white team that was not capable of reacting. Mourad’s mistakes gave life to the Aragonese and the youth player, at the worst moment, took advantage of an isolated action, which he did well with his job, saving the ball on the baseline, getting away from the defender by pure power and tying with a shot very strong, without angle, to the short stick.

And from there anything could happen, with both teams arriving and creating chances to win. Mesa and Iván himself had the best in that stretch, but they were not excessively clear, nor were those of Elche, after a first half that was also even, but with little clarity in the last meters. The two left spaces, seeking to win, and there was never a dominator, except in those crazy minutes in which Víctor Fernández’s men could not stop a rival who had them of all colors.

The coach’s hand was key in stopping Elche, improving the team with his tactical variations, betting on the 1-4-4-2 in a diamond in the second half, with Aguado in the pivot, Grau and Moya in the interiors, Mesa in the midfielder and Bakis with Azón up top. Later, it changed again with the entry of Liso and Lluís, who was a pivot to the detriment of Aguado, and finished slightly better, with Iván stretching Real Zaragoza with his unchecking and his pressure. Next week, on Saturday the 20th, the Aragonese derby will take place against Huesca in El Alcoraz, in a match that will once again be key due to the whitewashes’ qualifying position (14th) and their slim advantage over relegation: 5 points to go of 7 days.

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