A goal by Sabin Merino in the 96th minute, after fighting for the ball in an attempted transfer to his goalkeeper from Róber Pier, gave Racing de Ferrol a 1-2 victory this Sunday, which came back against a Sporting team that conceded its first defeat of the season in El Molinón.
The departure of Sportíng and Rácing de Ferrol raised hopes of seeing a great match and the fans understood it, as could be seen by the influx to El Molinón with a large presence of Galician fans as well despite the schedule.
Sporting had the first big chance in the first minute, when Campuzano stole a ball in midfield and discovered a very advanced defense to stand alone against Cantero, who guessed his shot and rejected a ball that returned to the red and white forward, who tried. for the second time but sent the ball wide.
The Ferrol reply came in the next play, in a run by Iker Losada who shot at the side of the red when he was in a good position.
The game couldn’t start better. Both teams wanted the ball, touched it and were vertical, although the speed with which they wanted to play caused errors in the passes and the ball constantly changed hands.
Rácing de Ferrol had the clearest chance of all in a quick combination of several players that left Iker Losada alone before Yáñez who came out to block his shot and managed to make an error for the forward of the Galician team who shot wide when his fans were already he sang the goal.
It was now Sporting that responded with a play in which Hassan advanced a few meters after Cote’s pass, whose center was saved by Cantero at the feet of Campuzano, frustrating a good chance.
In the last minutes there were many interruptions due to blows and collisions in accidental actions that forced the game to be stopped so that those affected could be treated, which slowed down the attacking impetus of both teams.
Sporting came forward in the second half and locked the Ferrón years in their midfield who had to multiply their defensive work as the locals attacked with conviction in search of the goal.
And this came from a corner taken by Cote that Rober Pier touched with his heel and Izquierdoz touched practically on the goal line, a goal created by three defenders that served to put the Gijón team ahead.
The bad news came immediately with the injury to Campuzano, who had been injured since the first half and could no longer hold out, which led to the debut of Mario González, the winter signing, with the red and white shirt.
The goal spurred Rácing, who did not give up and went for the tie that Nacho was about to achieve when he launched a cross shot alone against Yáñez.
The match gained in excitement because Sporting was not satisfied with the goal either and wanted the second that Gaspar Campos could not do as he could not control a ball in the area.
Rácing de Ferrol achieved the tie in a play reviewed by the VAR since Álvaro Giménez, scorer of the goal in a close-range shot, had first knocked down Izquierdoz, which was claimed by the people of Gijón but without success.
If Sporting was left without Campuzano due to an injury in Racing, Nico Serrano was injured a few minutes after coming on to replace Señé and between the VAR consultation and Nico’s injury the game was stopped for many minutes.
The visitors believed in the comeback and went for the second goal against a Sporting team whose goal conceded affected them and began to lose balls that led to dangerous counterattacks and in addition the stoppages meant an added 12 minutes in which anything could happen. pass.
And in the 96th minute, in an unfortunate action by Rober Pier, who, harassed by Merino, tried to pass to Yáñez without realizing that he was very advanced and the ball was touched by the Ferrol team player to score 1-2.
Sporting suffered its first defeat at El Molinón with an own goal after a match in which they had chances that they did not know how to take advantage of and also had no luck in an action that was decisive.