Sabadell and Zaragoza measure their streaks in search of salvation

The harlequins accumulate eight days without knowing the defeat and the Aragonese arrive full after two consecutive victories. A point separates them on the table.


The fight for permanence meets this Friday in Nova Creu Alta. Sabadell and Real Zaragoza, currently, look from the balcony at the precipice of relegation to Segunda B after managing to straighten their course (follow the game live on Both teams are on a roll because while the Harlequins have come to win at Las Palmas and have already reached eight games without falling, the Aragonese will seek their third success in a row. Of course, the lower zone is so tight that if one of the two loses today he will be at the mercy of what Cartagena and Albacete do, who are his main pursuers and the first two teams that occupy relegation places. Sabadell glimpse them just one point away and Zaragoza, two.

The tension is palpable in a Sabadell that is clear that all the remaining games in the League will be pure suffering. Antonio Hidalgo, who wore the Zaragoza shirt when he was a footballer, is aware of this and also has in his backpack the fact that his team has not won at home for 82 days. Nova Creu Alta is resisting the Harlequin block this course and salvation is to improve the numbers a lot. The coach hopes to take advantage of the slipstream left by the victory in Las Palmas and hence there are not too many changes in his starting team. The only doubt he has is whether to give entry to Juan Hernández to the detriment of Guruzeta because the player on loan from Celta is sweet: he has signed the last two goals for Sabadell. Those who will not be absent will be Stoichkov and an Álvaro Vázquez who faces one of his former teams. He wore the Zaragoza shirt in 33 games in the 2018-19 season and scored ten goals. Harlequinado has not yet been released (it arrived in the winter market) .

As for Real Zaragoza, JIM has returned the smile, and football. Since his arrival, the Aragonese team has been on a streak of 13 points in six games. The coach seems to have found an eleven that responds to him and will keep him against Sabadell. As AS announced last Sunday, the Argentine goalkeeper Cristian Álvarez will be out again due to a contracture in his calf and Ratón, who left an excellent performance at La Rosaleda, will continue one more day under the sticks, protected by a defensive line -Vigaray Francés, Jair and Chavarría- who have only conceded three goals in the last six games. Francho, one of the great appearances of the season, together with the French center-back, Eguaras, in great form, and the Nigerian James Igbekeme will make up the midfield; while Bermejo, Álex Alegría, the only winter signing who starts, and the scorer Narváez (seven goals) will form the offensive hat-trick. Where there is something new is in the list of summoned: the Slovenian Vukic enters, absent in the last two citations, by Larrazábal.

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