Girona is fighting for the playoff and Lugo, tranquility

The rojiblanco team needs to win after reaping only five points from the last 18. Luis César's men are not at their best after six games without winning.


Montilivi opens the curtain again just six days after witnessing the defeat against Almería and does so by welcoming a Lugo in need of tranquility (follow the game live on Precisely the same one that aims to avoid a Girona that continues to pursue its options to fight for the playoff. After missing countless opportunities to sneak into the top six finishers (they have added only five points out of the last 18), Francisco's men are aware that a new setback would begin to leave them dangerously in a no-man's-land. And more after the triumph of Rayo, sixth, against Zaragoza last Friday (3-2). Montilivi can become a judge of what would be the end of the season for Girona and Lugo.

The week in Girona has been somewhat clouded by the controversy that arose after the defeat against Almería because the rojiblanca entity requested the Competition and the Technical Committee of Referees the image of the VAR, with the lines drawn, which validated Sadiq's goal (0 -1). It is true that all the threads have moved at the institutional level and that the staff has tried to stay on the sidelines, but something remains. Francisco wants his staff to see the importance of not looking to the past because the present demands them. Lugo already gave them a scare in the Copa del Rey (the rojiblancos won 2-1 in extra time) and in the league, in the first round, they gave them a good roll. The dressing room does not forget that 3-0. The coach, who last day against Almería, opted for a 5-4-1, could repeat given the good feelings that emerged. The good thing about this system is that it has Gumbau as a wild card. He can act both as a third center-back, along with Bueno and Juanpe (Bernardo is suspended), as well as as a midfielder and thus the bands deal with players like Samu Sáiz and Bárcenas. Sylla is running as a substitute because Stuani is untouchable at the leading edge, but the Senegalese would be a ready-to-fire weapon in the second half. Girona, which needs to improve its punch, has enough potential and will have to bring it out to try to overcome Lugo of a Luis César that opens at home.

Last Monday, the coach made his debut with a draw (0-0) at home against Fuenlabrada and has arrived in Lugo with the intention of revitalizing the group and avoiding the suffering of looking down the table. They have not won for six days. With Nafti, the albivermello block was betting on a strong defense and a direct counterattack and now, with the Arousano coach, they like touch, possession and verticality more. One of Luis César's main objectives is to win away, something that Lugo has only achieved twice this season. To do this, he leaves Djalo at home, marked for his mistakes on the last day, so Pita and Alende will compete to take his place. El Hacen aims to start before his trip with the national team, like "Puma" Rodriguez on the left. Valentín will attack from the right hand and Manu Barreiro will complete the attack.

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