DAgain with a lot of heat and many rotations, doubly motivated by the two games that in 24 hours played, Real Valladolid added their second victory in the 2022/2023 pre-season. As Pacheta likes it, the purple and white summer goes less and more. After making their debut against a Third Federation, Atltico Tordesillas, the level rose against Unionistas, who will play again in the First RFEF and who played their first warm-up match.
The starting XI again featured homegrown players and players set to be important in LaLiga Santander. Olaza was once again one of the most prominent, repeating the sentiment that Pacheta has decided the Uruguayan will completely change the role he had last year, in which he found himself on loan at Elche, where he was also irrelevant. Local players like David Torres or Arroyo added more minutes and goalkeeper Aceves played the whole match, without Asenjo, Masip or Roberto Jimnez being seen in Salamanca.
Despite the team being loose in attack, with possession, attacking prominence and with a significant number of chances (two balls hit the post), the worst news came with Ivi Sánchez’s toe discomfort. The midfielder was forced off the field of play, transferring the pain to his teammates and Pacheta later confirming in his appearance that it was an injury to the fifth metatarsal of his left foot with a severity to be determined .
Before the break, a deep run from Olaza ended with the charra putting the ball into the defensive hubbub of Unionistas, who the attempt to get the ball out of their own area snuck it into their own goal (0- 1). With the blanquivioleta advantage and a few last minutes of greater local initiative, it was time to rest.
After the resumption and despite the many changes, the rhythm of the duel fell. Pacheta kept four players and once again gave the ‘milk lambs’ opportunities. So either Chuky or Garriel were ready, with Anuar equally eager and Toni Villa’s return as good news. Sekou repeated Tordesillas’ script, exiting in the second act and appearing headed 0-2, again vindicating himself in the face of his uncertain future.
Already in the final stretch and stimulated by the good atmosphere experienced at Las Pistas, the Unionistas cut the gaps taking advantage of an uncertainty in the clearance of the Pucelana defense which Ral Beneit took advantage of for the final 1-2.
1 – Trade unionists: Salva de la Cruz (Patxi, min. 46; Hernndez, min. 84), Blzquez (Bez min. 46), Mario Gmez (Ramiro, min. 46), Pedraza (Jon Rojo, min. 46), Maynau, Caballero ( Konrankye min. 46), Hctor Fernndez (Borja Daz, min. 46), Scar Sanz (Francisco Gmez, min. 62), Juanpa Barros (Beneit, min. 46), Mario Losada (Marcos Corral, min. 46) and De the Nava (Alameda, min. 46).
2 – Real Valladolid: Aceves, Luis Prez (Fresneda, min. 30; Toni, min. 77), Joaqun Fernndez (El Yamiq, min. 46), Torres (Garri, min. 61), Olaza (Escudero, min. 61), Aguado (Roque Mesa, min. 46), Monchu (Anuar, min. 46), Ivn Snchez (Kike Prez, min. 42), Hugo Vallejo (Waldo, min. 46), Arroyo (Chuki, min. 46) and Sergio Len (Sekou , min. 30; Weissman, min. 61).
Goals: 0-1, Mario Gmez owns an own goal (min 42); 0-2, Sekou (min. 51); 1-2, Beneit (min 75). Referee: Vicente Moral (Castellanoleons Committee). Admonish Monchu (24′).
Case : Friendly match of the 2022 pre-season played in front of some 900 spectators on the slopes of the Helmntico stadium.