The Granada is an example of reliability. The Andalusian team overcame the problems derived from coronavirus infections, which have affected their coach, Diego Martínez, and players like Puertas, Soldado and Vallejo, to achieve their second victory in this group stage of the Europa League. The physical trainer Víctor Lafuente took the reins and Omonia was never a rival for the Andalusians (0-2) with goals from Herrera and Luis Suárez. With this result and the victory of PAOK against PSV, the Andalusians lead Group E.
The day also saw the recovery of two favorites in the competition, Roma and Tottenham, who overcame their setbacks on the second day of this group stage. Roma beat Cluj (5-0) with two goals from Borja Mayoral and one from Pedro between them.
Tottenham won with solvency in a complicated a priori scenario such as Ludogorest (1-3). Kane, Lucas Moura and Lo Celso scored the goals of the English team, second in the Group J. Bale played as a starter in a line of high-quality midfielders together with Lucas Moura and Lo Celso himself. José Mourinho’s team breathes, very angry after last week’s defeat against Antwerp.
More problems had Benfica, who could not get past the draw at home against Rangers (3-3). However, the point is good for the Portuguese, who were left with one less at 19 minutes for the red to Otamendi. Darwin Núñez, ex from Almería, tied for the historic Benfica in the extension.
Granada’s competitiveness is beyond any doubt. Therefore, he did not want to miss the opportunity to tie up the Omonia very soon. After four minutes, a good action by Herrera inside the area ended with a shot from the midfielder that went under the legs of the Brazilian Fabiano. Omonia barely put up any resistance, far behind, with a team led by veteran Jordi Gómez. Granada was collecting chances and it was Fabiano who saved his team. The goalkeeper accumulated up to three worthwhile interventions against shots from Machís and Luis Fernández. The game was also marked with the red one that Duris saw. Crazy and in control, the Omonia striker made two absurd fouls that ended with his expulsion at the edge of the break.
Granada dominated the clash at will in the second half, which was defined in the 63rd minute. A great pass from Milla, which came out in the second half, left Colombian Luis Suárez in a great position against the Omonia goal. With some troubles, the forward scored and scored his first goal as a Granada player in an official match.