Ousmane. A perplexing, unpredictable player, sometimes incredibly talented, sometimes remarkably frustrating. You never know what to expect with Dembele, a box of surprises capable of the best and the worst. Capable of having a funny penalty miss, capable of scoring a banger from outside the box. Golazo.
The truth is that, when I expected the locals to improve, we instead were better in extra time, with the approach and attitude required. Ramon, alias the Cech from Sant Cugat, continued to save his team again and again, and we were always closer to the goal. Only for the final 15 minutes did Cornella react a bit in being more direct, but Ronald Araujo is always impressive.
Someone who doesn’t care one bit if he plays at the Camp Nou or at a small pitch with artificial grass is Pedri, whose football was developed in the streets of Tegueste and who ran the show when he came on. Konrad was finally subbed on too, and showed how he can be useful through his quality and verticality in one-on-ones. And say it a bit louder: * no Collado *.
Today it was a day for records. Ramon became the first keeper to ever save us 2 penalties in one match. Additionally, for the first time in our history, this was our 3rd consecutive extra time. This amounts to 90 extra minutes, or one full game, played in the space of a week. It can be frustrating to be a cule at times these days, but the least we deserved for watching these 120 minutes was to progress into the last 16. With much pain, we are into the next round. Congrats to Cornella too.