Osasuna's savior Kluivert and Diakabi help Valencia win 2-1 to reach the top five in La Liga

2022-10-08 11:52

Osasuna's savior Kluivert and Diakabi help Valencia win 2-1 to reach the top five in La Liga


The 8th round of La Liga in the 2022-2023 season kicked off today with Osasuna's home game against Valencia. The visiting team's 23-year-old striker Justin Kluivert opened the scoring and 25-year-old defender Muktar Diaka Bi also made contributions one after another. The 30-year-old midfielder of the home team, Darko Blashanac, chased the points and saved the game in stoppage time. In the end, Osasuna lost to Valencia 1-2.


In the 28th minute of the first half, the visiting Valencia striker Kluivert scored a through ball from outside the penalty area from the 35-year-old striker Edinson Cavani, and the defense failed to reach it. At that time, Kluivert shot with his left foot from the left side of the penalty area and scored the first goal of the match. It was also his first goal in his fourth start since being loaned to Valencia from Serie A Roma this season.


In the 54th minute of the second half, the home team Osasuna was unable to make a clearance in the penalty area after the visiting team took a corner kick, allowing Diakabi to seize the opportunity to lob a close-range shot in front of the goal into the middle right corner of the goal, contributing to the visiting team's first goal of the game. 2 goals to extend the lead 2-0.


Both teams miss penalties

In the 55th minute of the second half, the visiting team fouled on the left side of the penalty area. The 28-year-old striker Eskil Avila took a penalty kick, but the ball was hit too high and over the goal crossbar and missed an excellent scoring opportunity.


In the 69th minute, the visiting team veteran Cavani was tripped to the ground by the home team's 30-year-old defender Uni Garcia when he scored on the left side of the penalty area. Garcia was sent off with a red card. And Cavani got a penalty kick. But Cavani's kick just hit the crossbar and rebounded and failed to score.


The home team scored a goal in stoppage time to save the game

After that, in the 90th minute, the visiting defender Diakabi received a red card for a foul. In the 96th minute of stoppage time, the home team took a free kick. The 30-year-old midfielder Blashanac scored in front of the goal and scored the first goal of the game for the home team Osasuna, chasing the score 1-2.


However, in the end, the home team Osasuna was still difficult to save the game until the end of the game. The visiting team Valencia defeated Osasuna 2-1 and ranked 5th in the La Liga standings with 4 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses since the beginning of the season. Osasuna's ranking dropped to No. 8.


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