UD celebrates its first victory with a legendary goal by Kirian (1-0)

Finally, the first victory arrived.

UD Las Palmas celebrated their 1-0 triumph over Granada with all the honors on an afternoon that had the magic of Kirian Rodríguez's goal in the 91st minute, even when the yellow team was down to ten men. The fantastic goal by the Tenerife-born player provides a morale boost for the yellow squad, which poured everything onto the pitch to overcome various adversities, especially after Mika Mármol's expulsion.

It was also the afternoon when Cristian Herrera made his professional debut for the Gran Canaria team, the club where he was nurtured. He came on a few minutes before the end and was able to celebrate with his teammates the great goal that reignites hope in the fight for survival.

UD Las Palmas started the match with determination, searching for that goal that would light up their hopes. To achieve this, García Pimienta made some adjustments to his recent tactics, with Maxi Perrone in the midfield, Viera and Pejiño on the wings, and Munir leading the attack.

In just a few minutes, Munir had the first attempts on goal. The first goal, however, was disallowed due to an offside position. Munir finished past André after a precise through ball, but the raised flag brought initial joy to a halt.

Las Palmas quickly found their rhythm and forced Granada into defensive work to counter the islanders' advances. In the 21st minute, Munir once again found the back of the net. However, this time, the Moroccan's precision was pinpoint, yet the referee and VAR disallowed the goal again.

As the minutes passed, Granada also pushed forward. Their best chance came around the half-hour mark during a counter-attack that was ultimately thwarted by Julián Araujo. The Mexican defender made a crucial interception to deflect the ball for a corner just as an opposing attacker was preparing to shoot.

Before half-time, there was worrying news for the home team. Three of their four defenders (Araujo, Mármol, and Sergi Cardona) had received yellow cards, which posed a risk in a match with such defensive demands.

This fact became a problem in the second half when Mika Mármol was sent off with a second yellow card in the 57th minute. Earlier, the referee had pointed to a penalty in the Canarian penalty area but had to reverse his decision upon VAR review. De Burgos checked the incident on the pitchside screen and determined that there was no foul.

Everything seemed to be against them, but Las Palmas showed determination to compensate for their complicated situation. In the 74th minute, even with ten men, they had a chance to take the lead. Marvin Park delivered an excellent ball into the area, but Sory Kaba's header missed the target. André also denied a shot from Sergi Cardona with quick reflexes.

Despite playing with ten men, the yellow team never lost hope of victory. And that victory was secured in the 91st minute when Kirian Rodríguez, with his left foot, fired a rocket into the top corner of the Grada Naciente's goal. The explosion of joy on the pitch, on the bench, and in the stands of the island's stadium was well-deserved.


Match summary
UD Las Palmas
UD Las Palmas
Estadio Gran Canaria
Granada CF
Granada CF
Á.valles photo
André F. photo
13André F.
Cardona photo
Ricard photo
Álex Suárez photo
04Álex Suárez
I. Miquel photo
14I. Miquel
Mika Marmol photo
15Mika Marmol
C. Neva photo
15C. Neva72
J.araujo photo
Torrente photo
Loiodice photo
Sergio Ruíz photo
20Sergio Ruíz
M. Haddadi photo
17M. Haddadi65
Melendo photo
Kirian photo
Gumbau photo
Jonathan Viera photo
21Jonathan Viera65
Lucas Boyé photo
07Lucas Boyé80
Pejiño photo
A. Puertas photo
10A. Puertas
Perrone photo
M. Uzuni photo
11M. Uzuni
Francisco Javier García Pimienta
Paco López
Aarón photo
Raúl F. photo
01Raúl F.
Marvin photo
Manafá photo
E. Curbelo photo
06E. Curbelo
Víctor Díaz photo
16Víctor Díaz72
Lemos S. photo
14Lemos S.
32Miky Bosch
Sinkgraven photo
A. Carreras photo
33A. Carreras72
Coco photo
Nj. Petrovic photo
18Nj. Petrovic
Javi Muñoz photo
05Javi Muñoz65
G. Villar photo
24G. Villar63
Mfulu photo
Bryan photo
C.herrera photo
Callejón photo
Sory Kaba photo
16Sory Kaba65
F. Diedhiou photo
19F. Diedhiou80
Marc photo
A. Perea photo
22A. Perea
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Match officials
Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
Iker De Francisco Grijalba
Jon Núñez Fernández
Aimar Velasco Arbaiza
Fourth official
Carlos del Cerro Grande
Video Assistant Referee
Miguel Martínez Munuera
Assistant VAR Official