Córdoba CF opens pre-season with victory at El Arcángel

40 degree football should be banned. And even more if the game is a repeat, but that’s what El Arcángel played as the premiere of the Cordoba CF in this 2022-23 pre-season, a temperature that clearly influenced the pace of the match. We will have to continue to wait for the brave who dares to organize the summer friendly matches in the morning, with coffee and churros in the ambiguous and with the swimsuit under the clothes to go to the swimming pool, public or private, after the meeting.

This is how we told you live about Córdoba CF’s first pre-season game, against Granada

Perhaps because of what Valdano said in an interview with a newspaper in his country recently – “teams grow in the level of difficulties they encounter along the way”, he said – the Blanquiverde’s team faced a whole Granada, recently stripped of football money. and with a project directed by Aitor Karanka in which the ex-blanquiverde Yann Bodiger will be the protagonist. But the truth is that the Nasrid team started the match at the Riverside Coliseum with five players from its subsidiary, which plays in the second RFEF. Meanwhile, Córdoba CF had three new faces compared to last season’s squad, Youssouf Diarra, Cristian Carracedo and Kike Marquezin addition to that of Carlos Daniel, from the Cordoba branch, who had to jump on the pitch due to the losses of Ekaitz Jiménez and José Manuel Calderón.

some conclusions

Excessive conclusions cannot be drawn from the trial due to all the determining factors, although the intention must be underlined: Córdoba CF tries to continue playing like last season. Indeed, Germán Crespo has set up a double pivot formed by Javi Flores and Youssouf Diarra, with Kike Márquez in his natural position, on the left, and with Gudelj wanting to play more as a defensive pivot than a central defender. Among the positives the good time that Willy Ledesma shows, although it was the first friendly match of the preseason, the details left by Diarra and the fight with Carracedo, without forgetting the chances that De las Cuevas had and that, surprisingly, he failed to drill at least one. In the first half hour, Córdoba CF transmitted better sensations than their rival, with several arrivals (mainly De las Cuevas) near Adrián López, although Granada also had a clear one from Jorge Molina at this stage . The last quarter of an hour was Nasrid in color and Felipe Ramos showed up with up to three merit interventions. Even the Grenadians demanded a few maximum penalties, one of which appeared, although the referee took the friendly game literally.

after the break, German Crespo and Aitor Karanka they almost completely changed their teams. And the tone of the rehearsal remained low, flattened by the heat. Antonio Casas tried to take it back with a quality detail that made it easier for Sergio Benito to reach the back and cross for a defender to deny Simo’s shot at will (min. 58).

Adrián Fuentes also confirmed that he arrived at this pre-season almost as plugged in as he was in the previous League and left proof of it, like a gallop in the minute. 65′ which, unfortunately, ended without a hit.

There was a time when the game looked like the League. When El Arcángel got up against a penalty – it also seemed to be the case – from Pepe on Antonio Casas, with the “memoryfrom the stands to the referee, who also did not appreciate the maximum penalty on this occasion. But the match had already turned into an all-too-friendly clash. Individual details, few, and tactics, even less. Among the first, he still had the same Adrian Fuentes, who received a superb ball from Simo and headed for the goal, but a Nasrid defender crossed in time to prevent the Cordoba player from remaining alone against Raúl.

Penalty at the last minute

The good thing happened at the end. Simon diagonally connected with Sergio Benoit, to whom the ball went a little long. Despite everything, Eu is committed a clean penalty on the striker blanquiverde, which was transformed by Anthony’s Houses. On the same play, Antonio Puertas received a yellow card for slapping Simo in the passing action which ended in a penalty.

In any case, the marker did justicesince in general terms the Córdoba CF transmitted more, especially in attack, than a Granada which hardly existed in the offensive aspect in the second half, always influenced by the large number of elements of its subsidiary in the eleven planted by Aitor Karanka.

Data sheet:

1-Córdoba CF: Felipe Ramos, José Ruiz, José Cruz, Gudelj, Carlos Daniel, Diarra, Javi Flores, Carracedo, De las Cuevas, Kike Márquez and Willy Ledesma.

Also played: Jaylan Hankins, Carlos Puga, Jorge Moreno, Ramón Bueno, Ale Bernal, Adrián Fuentes, Sergio Benito, Simo, Antonio Casas, Manolillo.

0-Grenada CF: Adrian L., Ricard, Pepe, Miki Bosch, Adrian Marin, Bodiger, Martin S., Da Costa, Soro, Bryan, Molina.

They also played: Raúl, Raúl Castro, Eu, Petrovic, Isma Ruiz, Antonio Puertas, Butzke, Antoñín, Antonio Cortés.

Gold: 1-0 (90′) Antonio Casas, from the penalty spot.

Arbitrator: Abraham Dominguez Fernandez. He showed yellow cards to Carlos Daniel (37′), Ramón Bueno (80′) and Antonio Puertas (90′).

Case : Archangel Stadium. Córdoba CF’s first pre-season friendly match. Approximately 4,000 attendees.

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