The Saint: Las Palmas V Fuenlabrada
Las Palmas entertain Fuenlabrada knowing a home win would move them up to 3rd in the league.
3 mins – good move down the right by LP, ball played into the box and falls nicely to Viera but his shot is just over.
18mins another good move down the left, great control by A. Lemos who puts in a lovely cross, but the shot is blocked and cleared.
23mins – good move from the away team, ball plays into the box, and is blocked by Lemos but his touch is poor, letting in the forward who trips over Lemos but nothing given. Straight up the over end but Srnic shot is just over. Fuenlabrada players protest so the ref goes to check the VAR, and a penalty is given. The ball is struck nicely into the bottom left corner – 0-1 Fuenlabrada. Crowd go mad but it is the right decision.
40mins and a good run from Viera bursting through the centre before getting brought down. Free kick in a good position, but Lemos’ shot is just wide.
43mins – LP lose the ball and Fuenlabrada break quickly, putting the ball in the net but the linesman shouts offside. The dreaded VAR is checked and the goal is given. 0-2.
Half Time – Las Palmas 0 Fuenlabrada 2 .
A tight first half but 2 VAR decision have gone against the home side though I think both were correct. Been a close first half but LP haven’t created enough good chances and are unlucky to be 2 goals down. Need a quick start and a goal to get back into this match.
56mins LP go close with a header from a corner. Again another good run from Viera but the shot is blocked.
With pressure from the home side, winning 3 corners, Lemos manages to win a header and Perhart only a few yards out manages to turn the ball wide.
Another good chance on 66mins but again shot goes wide.
77mins Fuenlabrada go down to 10men, red card for Vallejo after 2 yellow cards.
83mins – Fuenlabrada break down the left, the cross comes in but hits the hand of Curbelo and another penalty given. No mistake 0-3!
87mins – great free kick by Viera scores a consolation goal. 1-3
A couple of 1/2 chances in injury time but that was all for the home team.
The Saint Verdict – 2 VAR decisions and another penalty went against LP tonight but all decision were correct in my view. It was a shame as apart from the 3 chances, the visitors didn’t trouble the home keeper but LP didn’t create enough chances for themselves. A draw would of been a fair result but it was not to be. Pio Pio
Next home game – 9th Nov 19.00 KO