Rafa Mir’s two goals, one in each period, gave Huesca a deserving victory in Valencia against a Levante team devoid of mordant, allowing the Alto Aragonese team to dream of permanence.
Huesca hardly attacked, but he perfectly handcuffed his opponent, to whom he gave the ball but dominated territorially in a clash in which the local side never had enough clarity of ideas to provide options to win the match.
Except the 0-1, both teams lifted the game with three central and two men who sought to be deep on the wings, but neither succeeded in the first half, and the defenses had no trouble overcoming the rival attack.
Levante took the lead early on, but their approaches to the opposing goal were tentative and without much threat, but before one of the two teams exerted their will on the field of play, a good cross from Ferreiro allowed Rafa Mir to make it 0-1 on the scoreboard.
Paco López’s team assumed the role of dominator after the goal, but without finding the spaces that his style of play normally creates, due to their inaccuracies and the strong approach of the Huesca team, who neutralized their rival with some ease thanks to a good disposition on the pitch.
With no intervention from the Valencian team’s main men in the first half, the local footballers were less capable of attacking Huesca’s target with authority, though there were several tentative arrivals in the final bars.
Pacheta’s side, for his part, was focused on managing the opponent, but he entered the break narrowly touching Aitor Fernández’s target, who did not have to engage in any offensive action by the Aragonese team.
In the first half of the second quarter, Levante was unable to resolve Huesca’s pressure, and the first time Huesca did so, they recovered the ball on the edge of their field and in a fast counterattack, a pass from Seoane to Rafa Mir led to the 0-2 in a marvelous shot from Huesca’s front middle.