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Leo Franco happy with his side’s performance against La Real

Leo Franco happy with his side’s performance against La Real

Huesca boss Leo Franco has said his players performed well against Real Sociedad and that he is content with their performance.

On 64 minutes, the deadlock was broken by Garitano’s side as Juanmi won the ball back on the left for Theo Hernandez who burst into the box before cutting the ball back to Mikel Merino who bent a low left foot shot into the corner of the net.

Just seven minutes after moving in front, La Real made sure they wouldn’t win the easy way as they went down to ten men, with Juanmi picking up two bookings in the space of ten seconds.

Firstly, he fouled Gonzalo Melero and was shown a yellow card by Iglesias Villanueva before arguing back with the referee for as long as he could before the second card was flashed in his face followed by the red.

Amazingly, they then went down to ten men. With Huesca preparing to take a corner, Theo Hernandez took offence at Damian Musto’s pushing, reacting by slapping him in the face and being shown a straight red card by Villanueva.

Huesca were the team doing all the pressing in the latter stages with their two man advantage and should have scored on 89 minutes when Gallar’s cross was flicked on by Musto before Samuele Longo somehow managed to flick the ball behind him when it looked easier to score.

They almost grabbed a leveller in the second minute of added time when Asier Illarramendi headed back across his own goal and off the post with Longo then forcing a save from Rulli with a header of his own.

What did Leo Franco have to say following the game?

“I think we played well, I can hardly say that because we lost and have things to correct, but I am pleased,” he told reporters.

“What I liked the most was the way the players grew into the game, we deserved a bit more out of the game. In the first half we had to play a bit faster, we did and we matched a team who have a good coach and good ideas.”

 

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