Fair distribution of points in a goalless match at El Molinón

Cartagena, which dominated and was able to score in the second half, took advantage of the scoring drought of a Sporting that was better in the first half.


The expected changes in the Sporting line-up did not have the desired effect and Cartagena took advantage of the local scoring drought to take a well-deserved point from their first visit to the El Molinón-Quini stadium. The match had a time for each team.

Up to five novelties presented David Gallego in the rojiblanco eleven compared to last day. It gave the impression at the beginning of the match that they were going to improve the performance of the Gijon team, but the locals went from more to less against a Cartagena that came in bottom.

In front was a Cartagena, also with news in the lineup due to the large presence of signings in the winter market. Luis Carrión will have been satisfied with the performance of all of them, especially the pair of center-backs formed by Navas and Datkovic who managed to dry up one of the top scorers in the category, Uros Djurdjevic.

The occasion that came closest to ending in a goal was a shot by David Simón in the second half (70 ') that ended up crashing into the base of the reappeared Diego Mariño's right post. The Galician goalkeeper did not have to use himself thoroughly as on other occasions because both in his goal and in that of the Argentine Chichizola there were almost all shots away that rarely found a goal.

The locals 'best chance came from a shot that Manu García (83') missed just moments before he was substituted. The Oviedo midfielder moved Sporting's game in the first half but it was diluted after the break, ending up Gallego by replacing him.

The expulsion of Aitor García when he entered the last quarter of an hour of the clash could complicate the game for Sporting. However, the fatigue of both teams on a spring noon in Gijón, with more temperature than everyone expected, took its toll and did not have time for much more than to certify the goalless draw.

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