And suddenly, a match that is a gift for Las Palmas and Leganés

In football, anything can happen. Even the most unexpected. Ask Las Palmas and Leganés, that have suddenly been seen again involved in the fight for a playoff, now an unexpected gift, one of those that could be forgotten until very recently. After the results of the last two days, especially those of Ponferradina (draw and defeat), the places of honor could be, in case of victory, four and six points, respectively. For anyone, not winning would prolong that uncomfortable feeling of agony (follow the match live on

And it is that, in addition, Las Palmas plays this Sunday in Ponferrada. So, you could be facing your fantastic week. The one that, not even if it were a biblical passage, will allow her to build a new world for herself in just seven days. The change of coach has hardly been noticed, only nine points out of a possible 24 with García Pimienta on the bench, so that He is involved in a fight against the current and against a classification that has him where he deserves, with fewer and fewer arguments that “football has been unfair to us.”

This new horizon must begin to clear it before a thriving Leganés, grown with Nafti. The main novelty may come on the attack front. It happens that the FIFA Virus leaves Las Palmas without Moleiro, which could be translated return to the ownership of Rober to form a trident with Jesé and Sadiku, whose scoring debut in the league with Las Palmas could not have suited his team better, as he was in charge of giving them the victory in Valladolid.

If not prevented by physical discomfort that forced him to leave the party in the Nuevo ZorrillaKirian will be the third element in midfield along with Mfulu and the omnipresent Jonathan Viera, perhaps the most decisive footballer in the championship. Despite the fact that he is still looking for that peak of performance and form that make him such a special player, the 21 empties himself on the pitch, asks for the ball where it is needed and looks for solutions like anyone else. Once again, the entire Las Palmas game will go through his fine legs of infinite talent.

In defence, despite Coco’s good performance in Valladolidthe presence of Navas in the axis together with Curbelo seems a fact, how is that on the sides are fixed Lemos and Cardona, recently renovated by the club, still pending its professional file, until 2022.

Satisfied satiety.

For its part, Leganés got on the plane yesterday that took him to Las Palmas with some satisfied satiety splashing the atmosphere. Things of a classification that has the Blue and Whites halfway to nothing at the top and nothing at the bottom. With the expectation that the Ponferradina would assault Anduva, the general hunch in the cucumber expedition was somewhat calm. The descent is eleven points (except for catastrophe, virtual salvation appears in the background) and the playoff that Ponfe herself marks was around nine that could be twelve at the end of the morning. Then the amazing thing happened. The fall of the bercianos against Mirandés (3-1) drew a halo of hope. An extra motivation that gives a new dimension (and what a dimension) to this displacement.

Now Winning implies re-enlisting again the desire to play the promotion promotion. A win over the Canaries would leave the playoff six points behind. They are still enormous distances, for the moment not impossible with the margin that remains. Remarkable encouragement for a group that has worked the miracle of ejecting from relegation to the middle zone, but that, as soon as he is given arguments to believe, he aspires to be more faithful to the ambitious vision of football projected by his coach, Mehdi Nafti.

Keep it with a win in the complex scenario of Gran Canaria (Leganés has only won twice here: once in the First Division, the other in the Second Division, 19 years ago) It will not be easy, in addition to a complex rosary of absences that weigh down the team and weigh on the defense. The first casualties are those of the FIFA virus. Lega is, with Real Sociedad B, the Second team that loses the most players through the selection windows. They are three: Gaku (Japan), Omeruo (Nigeria) and Bárcenas (Panama). To make matters worse, the technician has dropped Recio due to discomfort in the soleus.

The man from Malaga is the cornerstone of his method of play. It remains to be seen how he resolves his absence. could even change the system with the presence of a midfielder anchoring the midfield. Bruno and Quintillà have not traveled either due to injury. Palencia and Perea return. The Leganés chains eight games in a row without losing (16 points out of a possible 24) in the best streak of the championship, the one that still keeps the hope of the playoff alive south of the capital.



bad at home UD has not won at home since December 5 (1-0 against Sporting). Converting the Gran Canaria Stadium back into a fort is essential to dream of promotion.

Speed. If Las Palmas aspires to have the ball, Leganés can respond with a counter game model in which their flanks will have special importance.

Stopped ball. The locals today suffer a lot from set pieces. Thus they conceded more than 40% of goals. In the last best ones a slight improvement is sensed.

Goal. Since Dani Jiménez settled in the goal, his miraculous interventions have been incorporated into the discourse of a safer team at the back.

Aces to follow:

Sadiku. In Valladolid he debuted as a league scorer with Las Palmas, an action that gave his team three points. His commendable effort ended up being awarded. Mujica returns, but the yellow 19 now starts with an advantage.

Giraudon. The French center-back, signed in the winter market, entered the defense axis due to defensive emergencies and has emerged as a remarkable resource, especially when the ball was released.

Ups and downs:

the palms. Loiodice and Pejiño are recovering from their respective operations. Moleiro is with the U-19 of Spain. Mujica, Navas and Fabio return after their respective sanctions.

Leganes. Gaku, Omeruo and Bárcenas do not travel to play with their national teams. Quintillà and Bruno due to injury. Perea and Palencia return.