El Molinón receives a visit that brings back a bad memory in Gijón

Mirandés was the first team to win last league at the Gijon stadium and led to the start of Sporting's fall that ended outside the 'playoff'.


El Molinón hosts a duel with a certain crumb. Sporting receives a visit from the team that attacked the Gijon fort for the first time last season. The Mirandés returns with a bad memory for the rojiblancos; that sportinguista defeat in the final stretch of the last league still stings in Gijón because it meant the beginning of the fall of Gallego's team from the 'playoff' positions, in the final ten days that ended up leaving him out of the fight for promotion (continues today's game live on As.com) .

But we are in a different story, as David Gallego likes to remember. New season, new people and even a different coach at the rival. José Alberto is not there - although the Asturian coach was not there that day due to the coronavirus - and Lolo Escobar arrives at the head of a Mirandés willing to be noticed this season as well.Gallego will announce his call in the hours before the match, but it is certain that he will be able to count on Víctor Campuzano and that he will no longer have Álvaro Vázquez on the list, on his way to his new destination in the Indian Super League, nor Christian Joel, on loan to AEK Cypriot Larnaca.

Good level

For their part, Mirandés will look for the first three points of the season away from home in Gijón after opening their record of victories last round. Lolo Escobar's pupils want to maintain the good level offered against Málaga and Amorebieta in a once-First-class stage.

Discontent and possession are the main hallmarks on which the Extremadura coach works. Coaching staff and squad are aware of the difficulty of beating Sporting in their stadium. The boar team achieved it last season, with a comeback included after Djuka's initial goal, but the script will not be the same. There will be times when it is time to suffer and the team must be prepared for it.

Escobar hides his cards well, with several alternatives both in attack and defense; although the starting eleven of the Mirandés could be the same that five days ago added the victory in Anduva. Meseguer and Álex López will try to win the battle in the midfield, while Gelabert and Íñigo Vicente will be in charge of bringing danger to the rival area.The match will feature more than 11,000 Sportinguistas in the stands of El Molinón, ready to push their team to victory. Sporting de Gallego perhaps missed its audience that past April 4, which marked the last ten days of the season.

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