The Andalusian team debuts in a big way in the Europa League with goals from Jorge Molina and Machís that came from Götze (1-2)
It was quite a special day for Granada, who for the first time played a match in the group stage of the Europa League. And he had the pleasure of defeating a European champion like PSV. And he did it with an excellent second half where goals from Jorge Molina and Machís canceled the one obtained by Götze. Diego Martínez’s men scored a great game, adding to their usual competitive character a dose of very good football, which emanated from players of the talent of Luis Milla and Montoro. Curiously, the latter came in due to Gonalons injury in the first half and ended up being decisive due to his vision of the game and ease of passing. Granada continues its magnificent career and also wins in Europe, in the fiefdom of the main rival of Group E, which now commands alone after the draw between Omonia and PAOK.
Affected by the absence of Roberto Soldado, convalescing from coronavirus, coach Diego Martínez chose to place Jorge Molina in the lead. True to their competitive style, Granada made it difficult for PSV from the start. The Dutch team, which won the European Cup in 1988, is a somewhat diminished historic, but retains a certain potential, as evidenced by the fact that they are the leaders of the Dutch League ahead of Ajax. He also has players with a lot of baggage behind him, as is the case of German Götze, world champion in 2014.
The game was very equal until it broke at the end of the first half. A good combination between Puertas and Foulquier ended with a center that Montoro finished off very well. Mvogo saved PSV, something that Rui Silva could not do in the extension of the first act. Gotze found a ball in the area and finished in an unappealable way.
Granada had a spectacular second half. Luis Milla and Montoro began to distribute soccer while the Dutch did not leave their amazement. The Andalusians tied after a great set-piece action that Jorge Molina finished off. It is incredible the revenue that this team takes from the strategy plays, that the coaching staff and its players train over and over again. From that moment on, Granada’s game was splendid. Owner and lord of the game, Machís made the second with a shot that went through the entire squad. The action responded to the virtues of the Venezuelan: speed, overflow and definition to catapult Granada in Europe.