The Real arrived at Mestalla punished by the casualties. Up to 10. Many of them significant and most of them located in a specific area. Imanol he made a virtue of necessity, enlisted five foals and adapted the system to the pieces at his disposal. He did not hesitate to change it on the fly to meet what the meeting required. She was a real chameleon who adapted to everything, except refereeing.
Imanol he repeated the 4-4-2 used against Athletic. He introduced four changes to the starting ‘eleven’ and the young Urko González de Zárate he debuted as a double pivot with Guevara.
The Gasteiztarra started nervous, making two late innings that penalized him with a yellow that greatly conditioned the rest of the first half. Because at rest Imanol did not want to gamble and chose to change the system, introduce Modibo
Sagnan and go on to play with three centrals.
Before, Commander Guevara made his debut as a scorer with the elastic txuri urdin with an unappealable left foot. In Valencia, Guevara it was more Che never. He also scored with his left foot Isak, who returned to see the door with the Real more than a month after they punished Alavés with a ‘hat-trick’. Curious that two right-handers executed Valencia with their theoretical bad leg.
With the 5-3-2 in the second half, Real gave a more solid feeling against a Valencia more dedicated than hopeful. To give it air, a referee with the surname of a conqueror was in charge of destroying the options of victory of the Real, who had the virtue of not being carried away by frustration to continue looking for that third goal that he surely should have achieved before, but that he pursued until the end, especially after the gift in the form of expulsion of Maxi
Gomez, the black beast of the txuri urdin that yesterday, for the first time in the league, was left without scoring a goal.
With one more, Imanol moved the bench, although not to give the alternative to Olasagasti or yet Turrientes that yesterday just a year ago he lost his father. Monreal Y Gorosabel were more extreme than lateral and with Januzaj pulling diagonals, the Real locked up their rival, who weathered the arreón as best they could. Own ‘Janu‘ Y Baptist touched the winning goal, dodge for the fourth consecutive day, although Europe continues to depend on what the Real does. And there is one less day left.