Las Palmas gives its fans the first home joy of 2023 (2-1)

The first joy of 2023 came this Friday, when UD Las Palmas defeated Mirandés (2-1). It was a night when the Gran Canaria players had to overcome an early loss in the final stretch of the game. The goals from Oscar Clemente and Marc Cardona, the latter in

UD Las Palmas greeted Mirandés with a late setback. After the warm-up, Sandro Ramirez, who had been named to the starting eleven, was replaced by Marc Cardona. He felt some discomfort, and the strikers switched roles at the start of the game. Furthermore, Garcia Pimienta decided to give Alvaro Valles back the responsibility in goal after he recovered from the injury he sustained in mid-November 2022.

The yellows launched themselves with determination in search of the opening goal after a few minutes of mutual analysis between the two teams. In a six-minute span (between the 14th and 20th minutes of the first period), goalkeeper Ramón made four decisive saves on shots from Marc Cardona (twice), Moleiro, and Jonathan Viera, as well as rejections with second shots outside.

The Gran Canarias' zeal was not matched by the opponent's ability to maintain the game's scoreless status after the local offensive ventures burst through the center. The chances did, however, fall in the final minutes of the first period, despite the players from Garca Pimienta's lack of domination.

Las Palmas made 10 shots by the time the half was up, but their accuracy was out of proportion to their overall success in trying to gain ground on the scoreboard.

Unlike. Roberto López's goal, scored with a stunning parabolic shot from midfield in the 50th minute, turned the game in his favor. Las Palmas had to process the surprise 0-1 and deal with the negative effects for a while.

The coach immediately changed a piece on the right flank to add depth. Oscar Clemente, by utilizing a defensive refusal, pulled the tie's center out of Marvin Park's boots. The 1-1 result, which came in the 62nd minute, lifted the mood of the 16,050 visitors to Gran Canaria.

Jonathan Viera once more avoided the second goal in the 73rd minute. Following a play by his partner Moleiro, the island captain hit the post. Ramón, the goalie, suffered an injury in the same play and was replaced by teammate Herrero minutes later.

The final moments were spent in intense emotion. And with four minutes remaining, Marc Cardona took advantage of a great pass from Pejiño  to score twice against Mirandés' goal and give the Estadio de Gran Canaria three points.