Girona saved the disaster in extremis by drawing 1-1 against Lugo in 90 ‘, a match in which the locals were missing in the first half, but in which they tried to the end despite playing the last 20’ with one less.
The last train to be able to aspire to reach sixth place passed through Montilivi this Saturday afternoon, but not a trace of this was seen in the performance of the Gironans, who in the seventh minute were already losing 0-1. Appiah became a headache for the Girona defenders and in a quick action from the right he put a measured cross so that El Hacen, at the far post, sent the ball to the back of the net.
Girona did not appear for Montilivi in the first half, but Francisco, with his modifications, forced his team to react. Santi Bueno, incomprehensibly, sent the ball over the crossbar when he was a meter from the goal line. With 20 minutes to go, Monchu, but the locals kept trying until Mamadou equalized the match with a shot from the little girl’s front.
Girona: Juan Carlos; Bueno, Juanpe, Gumbau (Nahuel Bustos, min.45; Yan Couto, Cristóforo (Pablo Moreno, min.60), Terrats (Ibrahima Kebé, min.77), Aday; Samu Saiz (Monchu, min.60), Yoel Bárcenas (Mamadou Sylla, min.77); and Stuani.
Lugo: Stonemason; Campabadal, Alende, Venancio, Canella; Xavi Torres (Seoane, min.65), Juanpe, El Hacen; Appiah (Gerard Valentín, min.58), José Luis Rodríguez (Cristhian Herrera, min.57); and Carrillo (Manu Barreiro, min.65).
Goals: 0-1, min.7: El Hacen, 1-1, min.90: Mamadou
Referee: Gorostegui Fernández-Ortega (Basque Committee). He admonished the locals Cristóforo (57 ‘) and Juan Carlos (92’) to the visitors Xavi Torres (24 ‘), Campabadal (70’), Juanpe (84 ‘), Cantero (90’). He sent off Monchu with a direct red (73 ‘)