I raised Y Huesca drew 0-0 this Friday in the opening match of the Second Division League and in which, under intense heat, each team only had one clear scoring chance, although it was the team from Huesca that came close to winning in added time , but Gerard Valentin’s goal was disallowed being offside.
I raised: Cárdenas, Son, Rober (Cantero, m.66), Postigo, Álex Muñoz, Saracchi (Franquesa, m.43), Iborra, Pepelu, Melero (Pablo Martínez, m.77), Brugui (Montiel, m.66) and Wesley (Soldier, d.77).
Huesca: Andrés Fernández, Andrei, Pulido, Hugo Anglada, Florian Miguel (Euse, m.91), Soko (Juan Carlos, m.61), Tomeo (Gerard, m.76), Timor, Mateu (Kento, m.76), Escriche and Kanté (Joaquín, m.61).
Referee: González Esteban (Basque College). He admonished Levante’s Saracchi, Rober Pier, Campaña (on the bench), Pepelu and the visiting Timor and expelled the local Brugui with a red card for protesting from the bench once he had already been substituted.
Incidents: first day of the 22-23 season in the Second Division played at the Ciutat de València before 12,667 spectators.
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The two coaches presented the expected eleven after the pre-season tests and they were at Levante from the start Iborra Y Wesley Moraestwo of the newcomers, while Ziganda opted to make his debut Kante Y Soko and also to the canteranos Anglada Y Tomeo.
Levante’s plan was to try to take the ball from Huesca as close as possible to the rival area. He was about to take advantage of it with a steal by Brugui, but Pepelu’s shot went wide. Shortly after, Pulido thwarted a chance from Brugui (m.12) when the Levante winger was about to be left alone in front of Andrés Fernández.
Despite the local domain, the best chances of the first half were for Huesca. Soko first shot a loose ball high into the area; Pulido loosely headed a cross from the side shortly after and in the last minute before the break, Escriche hit the crossbar with his header, the best chance of the first half.
With a header, Wesley Moraes was about to score as soon as the second half started in a shot with the crown that almost surprised the Huesca goalkeeper. Even better was the double chance for Levanter Melero, whose header was unbelievably deflected by Andrés Fernández and the rebound crashed into the side of the net (m.55) by Melero himself.
The restart was hectic, since Huesca responded with an arrival on the wing by Marc Mateu that Joaquín could not hit with the header only almost in the small area. Nafti and Ziganda introduced new players in attack to try to keep up, although both teams struggled due to the intense heat and high humidity.
Levante seemed to accuse more fatigue, who no longer stepped on the rival area with enough energy. He gave him some freshness with the break to cool off and the entrance of Joni Montiel, who tried it with two pitches almost in a row. But as in the first act, it was Huesca who almost won the match, but Gerard Valentín, already in injury time, was offside when he beat Cárdenas after a counterattack and the match ended goalless.