A continental dream

Granada see Europe close but must win and wait for two punctures between Getafe, Real Sociedad and Valencia. Athletic no longer plays anything. Machís and Simón, the great absences.

A-continental-dream

A little over a year ago, when Granada started the preseason, not even the most optimistic dreamed of reaching the last league game with options to play a continental competition. Europe is close at hand, although it will not be easy. The Nasrid team does not depend on itself and must win and hope that two of the three rivals ahead, Real Sociedad, Getafe or Valencia, click. The option is there and weirder things have been seen in this atypical season ...

The team from Granada arrives with the right forces, but what the physicist cannot, the dream of achieving for the first time in history that Granada plays in Europe (follows the game live on As.com). Diego Martínez will not reserve anyone. He will go with everything in a game that has to win yes or yes to have options to reach Europe. Montoro could return to ownership and Carlos Fernández will accompany Soldado in the lead. Machís will be missing, but with Gates he will complete the attack trident.

Sad goodbye.

The opposite side is starred by Athletic who, with important people very touched, appeals to pride to try to play a decent role in the last league game. The defeat against Leganes left the lions sunk, crossed out in Europe. Normally, the coach will give away minutes to the less usual ones in which he will be the goodbye of Beñat and San José as rojiblancos players, although yesterday he announced that professionalism and money are at stake. Without Simón, Herrerín will be the keeper of the goal and a cast of players who have those 90 minutes to show that they should have played more.

Granada is looking for its last great feat in a campaign that is already historic. A year that no one will forget in the city of the Alhambra. Because Europe is not a utopia for the Nasrids.



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