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Marc Cardona seals another sensational night at Gran Canaria (2-1)

Another glorious day for UD Las Palmas in the current league championship.

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This Monday, the yellows defeated RC Celta 2-1 in a match filled with emotions and twists. Because first, the Galicians took the lead with a goal from Douvikas in the second half. But heroically, García Pimienta's players came back in the final stretch with a significant contribution from Marc Cardona. The forward was fouled for a penalty, converted by Viera, and in the 96th minute, he volleyed a fantastic shot for the definitive 2-1. With this result, Las Palmas once again leaves the relegation zone.

UD Las Palmas entered the final match of the eighth round with a noteworthy change in the starting lineup. Kirian took command and the captain's armband for the home team, while Jonathan Viera began his first game of the season on the bench.

The script planned by García Pimienta was followed in the early stages of the match. It was Las Palmas who organized the attacks against an opponent that made paths to their goal difficult and had a penchant for using the counterattack.

The first chances came through Munir, with two shots that came close to scoring. The Moroccan striker unleashed a powerful volley that narrowly missed Curva's goal. And later, somewhat forced, he shot straight into the hands of goalkeeper Villar.

The most worrying moment for Celta came at 16 minutes. The visiting goalkeeper stretched in the area to deflect a ball that was heading for his goal, following a cross from Pejiño.

As the minutes passed, the Islanders' dominance waned in intensity. At the same time, their opponent stepped onto yellow territory with greater determination. At 28 minutes, after Valles deflected a shot from Bamba, Norwegian Larsen hit the crossbar of Naciente's goal.

After that first scare, Larsen was again the protagonist, scoring a goal for Celta in the 33rd minute. However, the VAR room alerted referee Alberola Rojas about a clear foul in the initial action. Mika Mármol had been grabbed and brought down by Douvikas, preventing any action by the yellow defender. The referee noticed the foul in attack after reviewing it on the field monitor. The game returned to the original 0-0.

Las Palmas came back strongly in the second half. They took risks again in search of a goal. Their initiatives did not materialize against a Celta side that also expressed itself with a lot of danger on the counter. Larsen hit the post again in the 58th minute, and his teammate Douvikas, in a one-on-one with Valles, scored the 0-1 in the 66th minute. It was a tough blow, but not a final one.

The Gran Canaria siege increased in the final stretch of the match. The substitutes provided fresh air and energy to the yellow attack, which found its reward after a play by Marvin Park and Marc Cardona. The striker was fouled in the box, and the referee pointed to a penalty that Jonathan Viera, not without suspense, converted into the 1-1.

Las Palmas added more fervor to that final stretch of the night. Time and again, they poured their initiatives into the box until, with a minute left in extra time, Viera connected with Marc Cardona in the area, and from the forward's boots came the great goal that kept the points on the island.

Match summary
UD Las Palmas
UD Las Palmas
LALIGA EA SPORTS · M8
2
-
1
Estadio Gran Canaria
RC Celta
RC Celta
Line-ups
Á.valles photo
13Á.valles
Ivan Villar photo
13Ivan Villar
03Cardona
Starfelt photo
02Starfelt
Álex Suárez photo
04Álex Suárez
O. Mingueza photo
03O. Mingueza
Mika Marmol photo
15Mika Marmol
04Nuñez
28J.araujo31
Aidoo Jr photo
15Aidoo Jr
Javi Muñoz photo
05Javi Muñoz62
Manu Sánchez photo
23Manu Sánchez
Loiodice photo
12Loiodice76
06Dotor
M. Haddadi photo
17M. Haddadi
Fran Beltran photo
08Fran Beltran87
Kirian photo
20Kirian
Bamba photo
17Bamba
Pejiño photo
24Pejiño76
18Strand Larsen87
Sory Kaba photo
16Sory Kaba62
Douvikas photo
12Douvikas68
Substitutes
Francisco Javier García Pimienta
Rafael Benítez
01Aarón
Marche photo
01Marche
35Alex González
V. Guaita photo
25V. Guaita
Marvin photo
02Marvin62
Kevin V. photo
20Kevin V.
06E. Curbelo
Ristic photo
21Ristic
14Lemos S.31
C. Dominguez photo
28C. Dominguez
Sinkgraven photo
18Sinkgraven
Tapia photo
05Tapia
23Coco
Franco photo
11Franco
08Perrone76
Williot photo
19Williot87
Jonathan Viera photo
21Jonathan Viera62
30Hugo Sotelo87
C.herrera photo
07C.herrera
C. Pérez photo
07C. Pérez
Marc photo
19Marc76
Iago Aspas photo
10Iago Aspas68
Miguel photo
29Miguel
Goals
(0 - 1)
Douvikas
66
Jonathan Viera
83
(1 - 1)
Marc
96
(2 - 1)
Match officials
Javier Alberola Rojas
Referee
Alfredo Rodríguez Moreno
Lineman#1
Teodoro Sobrino Magán
Lineman#2
Francisco Javier Fernández Vidal
Fourth official
Eduardo Prieto Iglesias
Video Assistant Referee
Guadalupe Porras Ayuso
Assistant VAR Official