UD Las Palmas tried everything but couldn't find the winning goal (1-1)
It couldn't be done. UD Las Palmas tried everything in search of the goal that would give them the victory over Sporting de Gijón, that goal that would complete the comeback of a complicated game that ended in a draw (1-1).
17,564 yellow fans supported García Pimienta's players from minute 0 to minute 95 of the game.
Las Palmas approached the match with suggestive changes in their starting eleven. In addition to the replacement of the Equatorial Guinean international, Saúl Coco, a new triangle appeared in the center of the field with Fabio and Kaptoum escorting the maneuvers of captain Viera.
The yellow team held the ball from the first turn in the central circle, forcing Sporting to locate pieces in their own field. And in the 4th minute, the first shot came from Pejiño. The player from Barbate looked for a spot from the front to cross a left-footed shot that went just beside the Naciente goal.
Las Palmas continued trying to score the opening goal, but it was Sporting who made the first score in their first advance. Dani Queipo scored 0-1 with a splendid half-volley to finish off an Asturian counterattack at the 18th minute of the game.
Loren Morón had his first chance in the 32nd minute, after a pass from Viera. The forward shot, but a defender deflected the ball just enough to end up in a corner kick.
The Gran Canaria team made every effort with everything at their disposal to search for opportunities to quickly balance the game. Even García Pimienta made a triple change at halftime (Loiodice, Park, and Marc Cardona came in) to generate fresh air into his team's game, who wanted to blow up the game with their dominance and dynamism.
The VAR Room intervened twice at the beginning of the second half, to help the referee resolve two plays. In the first, it disallowed a goal from Moleiro (minute 49), after a play between Pejiño and Viera. And in the subsequent one (minute 57) to signal a penalty for Izquierdoz's stamp on Marc Cardona.
And through the penalty kick, Jonathan Viera was able to restore the draw in the score, with still half an hour of the game left to be played.
Las Palmas continued with the same play, constantly directed towards Cuéllar's goal. But their shots did not manage to overcome the goalkeeper, with various opportunities from Moleiro, Viera, Sandro, and Álvaro Jiménez.
The yellow team consumed all its energies, focused on the task of the second goal; however, it did not appear.