Victory in the first pre-season game against Qatar SC

Premiere in summer tests installed successfully. Levante held on to victory by beating smaller rivals Qatar SCthanks to two goals scored by Roger Marti in the final stretch of the first part and Soldier, Marc Pubill and on his doorstep during the second half.

It was the first meeting for Mehdi Nafti’s team, who jumped onto El Saler’s playing field with an initial bet on the five-defense tactical line. The Qatari team, meanwhile, came out of a match against Portsmouth, with a defeat by two goals to nil. Joan Femenías was the only one of three rookies to start as a starter. In fact, both Alex Munoz as Joni Montiel they were left without making their debut, after racking up a few practice sessions.

Depth by strips was the constant tonic of the first half, by Son and Franquesa, who acted as corridors, looking for inside passes to the two attackers, even from the second line to two players with punch like Melero and Georgi. The Asian side only lasted a few straight seconds, but Levante’s depth wasn’t enough to finish opening the box, with attempts in which Roger, Cantero and Melero lacked success. 38-year-old veteran striker Sebastián Soria, of Uruguayan descent but nationalized to play with Qatar, was the only one who presented some difficulties from the rival side in his attacks.

Tras el ‘cooling break’, Pablo Cuñat was confirmed as the first variant of Nafti, with the idea that the three goalkeepers present at the concentration have accumulated half an hour of play each. And the goals came, with a brace from Roger that started with the gunpowder loaded. The first goal came through after a recovery from Son, resulting in a slalom from Cantero, who was generous and assisted for the Levante ‘9’ to clinch. In the aftermath, Roger took advantage of a back pass error to the goalkeeper, to act like a white glove thief and sign the two-0 with which the break was achieved.

New team for the second part. And it was time for a scare. Waaled, with a shoe from the region’s crescent, created the Qatar SC account. But Levante reacted quickly again and an incisive Saracchi on the left side he became a secondary protagonist, when a poisoned cross was deflected by a defender, to convert the third goal of the afternoon for the Valencians.

After an hour of play, the match entered a more relaxed dynamic, thanks to a wider result for Granota’s performances. Roberto Soldier from the penalty spot helped Levante players score the fourth. Marc Pubill, with a header from a corner, signed the final hand. Moreover, Nafti had the detail of granting the young striker the last minutes Joel FebasPleasant triumph for Levante, who will play their second match against Wolverthampton in the Premier League next Thursday.

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