The Saint: UD Las Palmas V CD Lugo
Las Palmas play 4th from bottom Lugo in a must win 6 pointer. LP are only 6 pts above their opponents, and with the form they are in, relegation is a real threat now.
A good start by the home side and on 9mins, a long cross from the left finds Cedres on the far post who heads the ball across to Castro slotting it into the net. 1-0. Just the start they needed, now to get on and win the game and not sit back too relaxed.
17 mins and a good cross from the right finds Castro but his header is just wide.
In the 24th min we get the first attack by Lugo but the shot is just wide from the edge of the box after a quick break.
28 mins in and another good move down the left from UDLP but the pull back gets blocked. A corner follows, and Rivera goes close with his header. Good pressure being maintained from the home side.
Another corner from the right see’s Blum’s shot nearly go straight in, but no matter as Del La Bella is on hand to drill the ball home. 2-0 LP.
36 mins and a good turn in the box by Araujo who then gets taken down, but no penalty. From the corner, another good cross from the left finds Castro to side foot into the bottom corner. 3-0 LP !!!
On 42 mins – a quick break by the away side ends in a good save by the young Martinez in the home goal.
Half Time – Las Palmas 3 Lugo 0
The Saint Verdict – at last we have finally see some good attacking play and some goals. Having Araujo upfront with Castro helps and the home side look dangerous every time they attack. But the visitors are looking very weak at the back. Lets hope we can continue playing the same attacking football in the second half.
UDLP look happy to play the game out. Araujo goes off with just 15mins left to go. The fans give him a big cheer as he’s played well today and we look a lot more dangerous with him in the team.
On 78 mins a good break down the right wing by LP, and ball is played to the far post where an unmarked Mesa taps it in to make it 4-0.
1 minute left till time and a freekick from the edge of the box for Lugo, the ball curls lovely into the top corner. 4-1.
Full Time – Las Palmas 4 Lugo 1
The Saint Verdict – a much needed win with a much needed good display at home. With some poor results recently , LP needed this win. Now they sit 9 points clear of Lugo who sit in the last relegation place. Lets hope this will give them confidence for the big derby next Saturday night, away at Tenerife. They too are struggle and need the points.
Next home match – Sunday 12th May – Córdoba 19.00 KO .. PIO PIO
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