They say that after the storm calm comes, but to what extent can it be considered that the Granada have you left all the vortex of the last weeks? This Sunday will be seen. The rojiblancos return to LaLiga after the recovery of Diego Martínez, Antonio Puertas and Jesús Vallejo with the intention of leaving behind the circus that was set up before the international break at the Reale Arena in San Sebastián.
The good news has been the dominant trend in the week that Granada has had off, with the exception of international players who have not been able to train with the rest of the group. Meanwhile, on the horizon, a Real Valladolid in need of points he has been one hundred percent focused on his trip to Nuevo Los Cármenes trying to push himself towards the victory he achieved on the last day.
But although the recovery of these important figures has given Granada wings again, in the infirmary there are still names in which Diego has relied a lot in this first leg of the season. The most striking case is that of Kenedy. Granada’s medical services assured that he was not in a position to dispute the clash against Real Sociedad, but LaLiga forced his registration for the game and what were simple annoyances turned into a injury longer than anticipated.
Even so, in high competition no time for regrets and the speed and dribbling of the Brazilian must be replaced by the virtues of another teammate. Doors re-enters the pools after missing the last two matches due to COVID-19 and Vallejo is in the same situation. Two luxury reinforcements for Diego to also return on the right foot to the Nasrid bench.
It will also be necessary to see in the way in which the internationals return. Domingos Duarte At last he was able to debut with the Portugal shirt and gave a very good performance, as he is already used to at Granada. Did not have the same fortune Rui Silva, that he was summoned but that he did not have minutes. Machís, Yangel, Luis Suárez and Nehuén Pérez were the other four players who also came to the call of their national teams.
It was not until Friday when Diego was able to count on one hundred percent of the squad that does not have physical problems. They have been weeks of a lot of activity, changes and surprises. The Nasrid coach has only had a few hours with the whole group to prepare for the duel against Real Valladolid, but the ability to adapt that the team has shown on more than one occasion gives him a confidence vote extra for the template.
In addition, Granada will have an extra reason to go out and sweep in the next match. It is time to thank those who stood up for the team at the Reale Arena, to get three points that affirm that the effort they made in that circus mounted by LaLiga did not fall on deaf ears. Pepe, Ángel, Fobi, Barcia … youth who were forced to debut in the First Division before their time. A day that many will remember, but that surely left a bitter aftertaste in the last drink.
Granada: Rui Silva; Foulquier, Germán, Domingos, Neva; Mile, Gonalons, Montoro; Machís, Puertas and Soldado.
Real Valladolid: Masip; Hervias, Fernández, González, Martínez; Orellana, Alcaraz, San Emeterio, Plano; Weissman and Sergi Guardiola.
Collegiate: Main referee Medié Jiménez (Catalan). Accompanied in the VAR by Iglesias Villanueva (Galician).
Place: New Los Cármenes Stadium. At 6.30 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020.