The Pepinero team missed many chances against Villarreal B, which went for less than
Villarreal B and Leganes forgot about the goals in a match in which Pepineros enjoyed the most clear chances of the game. The tie means Lega already have 25 points on the table, a figure that marks half of the 50 points they need to defend themselves. The Papinero team left Castellón with the feeling of losing two points instead of adding one. Two shots at the post were the highlights of the many dangerous approaches enjoyed by the men of Idiakes in ninety minutes. A draw, on the other hand, means seven straight Liga games without a loss and puts 21 of the last 30 points at stake.
In the first half, Leganes was better than the Villarreal subsidiary. Idiaquez’s team knew very well what weak points they had to attack and strengthen the harmony that the trident of Arnaiz-Raba-Juan Muñoz was slowly moving into attack. However, we cannot ignore the role that Cisse played on the right wing. The Pepinero youth squad always gave space and substitutes to his teammates, being one of the protagonists of the most obvious chances for Lega in the first forty-five minutes. A cross from the young footballer ended in Ruben Pardo’s header at the near post, which was stopped by Iker Álvarez with a fine act of reflexes. Before Pepineros he appeared on the opponent’s goal with a shot from José Arínez to the post.
Talking about Villarreal B, the Grogat team faced a well-organised Lega in defense and attack. The Madrid men finished playing and at no point were they complicit in defence. Despite playing at home, Miguel Álvarez’s men went at least in the first half, although they conceded nothing in the first half of the game. It was no different at the start of the second half, although the mini-submarines had more ball control when they had possession and tried to launch longer attacks. However, as far as threats were concerned, Leganes struck first, with a high header from Omeruo from a corner. Furthermore, combinations between the top three continued to threaten Iker Alvarez’s goal, but the goal did not come.
To rectify the blunder in the game, Miguel Álvarez brought on Ojeda and Antonio Pacheco to contribute fresh ideas to his team’s attack, although Pepineros was the one who scored again with a double chance. First, Raba hit the ball into the post and then Juan Muñoz later hit the rebound over the crossbar. After the wasted opportunity, it was Villarreal B’s turn and Omeruo as a villain, with a clearance in the center of the area, and as a hero saving a shot from Pacheco from point-blank range that went over the goal. was going. The duel completely broke down in the last twenty minutes, which made it felt that it would be very difficult to see either team not scoring a goal.
In the end, the sensation did not translate into a goal and the match ended scoreless. Lega showed signs of being very tired towards the end and did not want to take risks to avoid losing what they had won, while Villarreal B finished the match defending in their zone. Both teams continued their run in the division, with the locals maintaining their good form at home and the visitors adding their seventh consecutive game without defeat.
Villarreal B 0–0 CD Leganes
Villarreal B: Iker Alvarez; Dani Tasende (Carlos Romero min.88), Hugo Perez, Pablo Iniguez, Miguel Leal; Javi Ontiveros (Antonio Pacheco min.61), Alberto del Moral, Sergio Lozano; Fer Nino and Alex Fores (Thiago Ojeda m.61).
CD Leganes: Asir Risk; Jorge Miramon, Sergio Gonzalez, Omeruo, Nyom; Jose Arnaz, Ruben Pardo, Iker Undabarreña, Cisse (Naeem Garcia min.82); Juan Muñoz (Fed Vico m.75) and Dani Raba (Qasmi m.75).
punch: Gorostegui Fernandez (Basque Committee). In Villarreal B he cleared Pablo Iniguez (min 18), Sergio Lozano (min 32), Hugo Perey (min 69). At Leganes, he showed yellow cards to Cisse (min 26), Dani Raba (min 66), Juan Muñoz (min 73), Nyom (min 94) after signaling the end of the game.
was: Saguees Oscoz (Vasco Committee).
events: Corresponding to Day 18 of LaLiga SmartBank, the match was played at the José Manuel Llanza Sports City (Villa-Real, Castellón).