Granada continues to make history, smashing records and will be in the draw for the quarterfinals of the Europa League this Friday. He sealed his ticket thanks to a providential goal from the incombustible Soldier, because despite falling to Molde (2-1), the good advantage of the first leg (2-0) makes Granada go round and continue to amaze the world of football.
It can with everything, because despite dragging a carousel of significant casualties and despite having accumulated a brutal number of games since last summer, it continues to wage war and continues with its head held high in the European elite. The term ‘chapeau’ falls short.
Diego Martínez, again gripped by the casualties, returned to make bobbin lace to align a competitive eleven against Molde. He strengthened the core and chose to play with only one end, so he left Soldado on the starting bench, with Jorge Molina being the ‘9’.
Granada started commanding, but their approaches ended in timid auctions (Kenedy and Montoro) that did not intimidate a Molde that little by little, took over the duel. Kenedy was the only one to fight, but his aim was off, while Pedersen became a nightmare for his gang.
The Norwegians grew up and got oil thanks to an unfortunate move by the Andalusians. At the edge of 30 ‘, an Andersen center was deflected by Vallejo to the back of the net, putting the 1-0 in the light and opening the spigot of doubts in Diego Martínez’s squad.
With 1-0, Molde grew, hurting the counter and had the second but Rui Silva excelled against Hestad (32 ‘). On the Andalusian side, only a willful Kenedy showed signs of life.
Similar script in the second part with a Granada that did not intimidate, finding it very difficult to find escape routes in the rival rear, while Molde grew, although there were alternations. Both technicians moved the bench, but the entry of Soldado was undoubtedly the key to the duel. The old rocker did not fail.
But before, Rui Silva was also providential. And it is that Fofana, who had just entered, had the second in his boots but in hand-to-hand Rui Silva stole his wallet, Diego breathing.
And four minutes later, the claw. A great center from Yangel was finished off with a head by Soldado, making it 1-1 and practically, sealing the pass to the quarters.
El Molde fell apart but still had arrests to continue biting and ended up winning the duel by transforming a penalty in the 90 ‘, after a clear foul by Eteki on Knudtzon. With the final whistle, ecstasy. Granada continues to amaze.