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A Step Closer to the Dream

Real Oviedo defeat RCD Espanyol 1-0 thanks to an Alemão goal and will take an advantage into the playoff final second leg

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Real Oviedo beat RCD Espanyol 1-0 at the Carlos Tartiere today to take the advantage in the playoff final, and move one step closer to the dream of promotion to the First Division. A second-half goal from Alemão was enough to break the deadlock and enable Los Carbayones to enjoy a a fantastic afternoon at the Carlos Tartiere, with 29,297 supporters in attendance.
 
Paulino de la Fuente came into the starting eleven in the only change from the team that had lined up against Eibar at Ipurúa this Wednesday. The first 45 minutes today were an even affair, but Real Oviedo had the two best opportunities through Alemão and Seoane. In the 16th minute the Brazilian forward muscled his way through to go one-on-one with the keeper, but his effort was off-target.
 
The visitors also got forward and threatened, but were unable to find a way through. On the brink of half-time, Seoane met a loose ball on the edge of the box, but his low strike grazed the upright. His shot was the final chance of a first half in which both sides had chances and in which an injury to Paulino was the worst piece of news.
 
After the break Bretones and Masca came on in place of Sebas Moyano and Pomares. Carrión's side stepped up the tempo right from the first minute of the second half, while Espanyol sat back more. A lovely flick from Alemão sent Masca clean through, but the Portuguese striker's powerful left-foot shot was kept out by the keeper.
 
The Asturians' persistence would pay off, and in the 72nd minute Alemão sent the Tartiere crowd wild. The forward capitalised on a loose ball inside the area following a free kick to make the score 1-0. Now with the lead, Real Oviedo continued to push forward and look to double the advantage. In the 80th minute Masca found the back of the net, but his goal was ruled out for offside following a VAR check.
 
RCD Espanyol looked to push on in the final stages in search of an equaliser, but Real Oviedo maintained their defensive solidity and protected the 1-0 lead. Los Azules took a huge step in the battle for promotion, and the dream is becoming more and more real. Next up we have 90 minutes in Barcelona, where we will have to battle with pride, courage, and determination.
Match summary
Real Oviedo
Real Oviedo
LALIGA HYPERMOTION · M45
1
-
0
Carlos Tartiere
RCD Espanyol de Barcelona
RCD Espanyol de Barcelona
Line-ups
31Leo Román
Joan Garcia photo
01Joan Garcia
07Viti
Oscar Gil photo
02Oscar Gil76
Dani Calvo photo
12Dani Calvo
F. Calero photo
05F. Calero
Luengo photo
15Luengo
Cabrera photo
06Cabrera
Pomares photo
21Pomares60
B. Olivan photo
14B. Olivan75
05Luismi77
Keidi Bare photo
08Keidi Bare
Colombatto photo
11Colombatto
Gragera photo
15Gragera
Seoane photo
16Seoane
Jofre photo
17Jofre61
Sebas Moyano photo
17Sebas Moyano59
Aguado photo
18Aguado61
Paulino photo
18Paulino34
Puado photo
07Puado62
Alemâo photo
14Alemâo78
Braithwaite photo
22Braithwaite
Substitutes
Luis Miguel Carrión
José Manuel González Álvarez
Braat photo
01Braat
Pacheco photo
13Pacheco
Lucas photo
24Lucas
S. Gómez photo
03S. Gómez62
06Jimmy
Victor Ruiz photo
04Victor Ruiz
S. Cazorla photo
08S. Cazorla
Rubén S. photo
24Rubén S.
10Camarasa
Pere Milla photo
11Pere Milla75
Homenchenko photo
13Homenchenko77
Lazo photo
16Lazo
Dubasin photo
22Dubasin34
Sánchez photo
19Sánchez61
23Abel Bretones59
21Nico Mr61
Borja S. photo
25Borja S.
Bauza photo
44Bauza
Borja photo
09Borja78
Keita Balde photo
09Keita Balde76
A. Millan photo
19A. Millan
A. Roca photo
29A. Roca
Masca photo
20Masca60
Gaston photo
39Gaston
Goals
Alemâo
71
(1 - 0)
Match officials
Dámaso Arcediano Monescillo
Referee
Marcos Cerdán Aguilar
Lineman#1
Adrián Díaz González
Lineman#2
Saúl Ais Reig
Fourth official
Gorka Sagués Oscoz
Video Assistant Referee
Manuel Jesús Orellana Cid
Assistant VAR Official