Narrow 1-0 away defeat to Andorra

The Azulgranas fall short (1-0) as they were a goal down before the half-hour mark

Andorra’s early goal proved costly in SD Huesca today’s away defeat. Ziganda’s side edged the hosts’ creativity in attack. But it was in vain, as they managed to take the lead at the opening stages and kept it till the end of the clash. The Oscenses come back to El Alcoraz empty-handed after a heartless encounter that saw them reduced to ten men when Cristian Salvador was sent off.

And it was Cristian who could have changed their fate in the 8th with a superb curling effort that unfortunately cannoned back off the post, in what seemed to be an omen for the rest of the game. Kante was forced off with injury, so Ziganda introduced Obeng to replace him. Although he threatened the rival area, Andorra were much more accurate in their approaches. And Bakis headed home after Andres repelled a powerful shot from range. The Azulgranas – set to wear their cross away kit this afternoon – needed to row upstream only after 15 minutes. However, Cuco’s men kept on piling the pressure looking for an equaliser through a combative Obeng and a neat Juan Carlos, who saw the defence block some of their attempts. Again, SD Huesca’s most dangerous chance fell to Cristian Salvador only for the ball to find the side-netting following a good play from the right.

The story remained unchanged after the interval, with an Andorra side struggling to approach Andres’ box, having their best goalscoring opportunity by means of a free-kick caught by the keeper. At the other side, Huesca were unclear in their attacks as well, so Ziganda brought on Soko and Carrillo for Gerard Valentin and Marc Mateu. However, Andres’ heroics helped to keep the game 1-0, as he produced another majestic save after 75 minutes. Ziganda ran out of changes by replacing Juan Carlos and Oscar Sielva with Enzo Lombardo and Javi Martinez, only before Cristian Salvador was sent off in the 77th following his second yellow card. The Altoaragoneses fought not to lose composure despite being down a man and nil-one down, and Andres had to keep them in several occasions. And even though they fought hard, the scores kept 1-0 until the end.

Match summary
FC Andorra
FC Andorra
Spanish Segunda Division · M36
Estadi Nacional d'Andorra
SD Huesca
SD Huesca
Raúl Lizoain photo
13Raúl Lizoain
Andrés Fdez. photo
01Andrés Fdez.
Alti photo
Andrei photo
Pampin photo
Florian Miguel photo
03Florian Miguel
Jandro photo
C. Salvador photo
20C. Salvador
Pastor photo
Blasco photo
03Mika Marmol
J. Pulido photo
14J. Pulido
Bover photo
Gerard V. photo
07Gerard V.57
Molina photo
Sielva photo
Sinan Bakis photo
12Sinan Bakis76
A. Kante photo
19A. Kante7
Mustapha Bundu photo
18Mustapha Bundu76
Juan Carlos photo
22Juan Carlos76
Valera photo
M. Mateu photo
21M. Mateu57
Eder Sarabia
José Ángel Ziganda
Nico Ratti photo
01Nico Ratti
Timor S.v photo
04Timor S.v
Adri photo
06I. Vilarrasa
Marc Aguado photo
06Marc Aguado67
Soko photo
Hector photo
Jacobo photo
10Javi Martinez76
Carlos M. photo
10Carlos M.76
12Juan José Nieto Zarzoso
Daniel Morer photo
15Daniel Morer
13Juan Perez
Christos photo
Lombardo photo
Ivan Gil photo
22Ivan Gil
Carrillo photo
Diego Alende photo
23Diego Alende
R.pulido photo
Marc Vidal photo
30Marc Vidal
Tomeo photo
32Álex Valle Gómez87
Sinan Bakis
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Referee team
Rafael Sánchez López
Manuel López López
Marcos Barroso Galán
Luis Bestard Servera
Fourth official
Gorka Sagués Oscoz
Video Assistant Referee
José Luis Guzmán Mansilla
Assistant VAR Official