Valencia CF The Navarrese only made three changes (Blanco in 89 ‘) to try to come back in San Mamés
Javi Gracia only made two real changes in San Mamés. He could do five, but only made two in the 65th minute of the game, sending the bench to Vallejo and Wass and sancando Yunus and Cutrone to play. The third, already in 89 ‘and with four minutes ahead (Blanco por Guedes) was testimonial. More to let the game end than to try to change something on the scoreboard.
The defenders stayed on the bench Molina, Lato and Ferro (logical that they would not go out on the field if the objective was to win the match) and three midfield players up. Oliva, more defensive and Jason and Kangin Lee, with arrival. But Gracia didn’t use them. In fact, they practically did not heat up.
At a time when the team could have demanded from a tired opponent (Marcelino appointed the five changes so that Athletic did not break down after the Cup extension), Gracia decided not to move the bank and end almost the same ones that she started.
The result was not as expected. In fact, the team died with the tie and even seemed to accept the point as good. The game ended without clear chances and waiting for the referee to send them to the booth. The fact is that it seems illogical that the technician ignored, among others, not the new Oliva, perhaps without rhythm yet, but Jason or Kangin Lee, who could have moved the tree.