Sandoval: Granada were overwhelmed

Jose Ramon Sandoval admitted Granada didn’t deserve more from their Copa del Rey first leg at Leganes than the defeat they left with.

Guillermo and Omar Ramos gave the Segunda side the advantage ahead of the return leg while Granada played most of the match with 10 men after Ruben Perez was sent off in the 23rd minute, a decisive moment, according to Sandoval.

“We saw a great Leganes in the first half. They overwhelmed us everywhere. We didn’t get into it at any point in the game,” Marca quotes Sandoval as saying.

“It seemed like with the red card this would end in a landslide. In the second half we got into the opponent’s area more with 10 players than we ever did with 11 in the first.

“Football is about the players and today we’ve seen a Cup match where we haven’t been up to scratch.

“We’re not dead, that’s the most important thing. The tie is open and in front of our fans we’ll be a different Granada.

“Leganes aren’t where they deserve to be in the League. They’re going from strength to strength and I think that gives these fans a lot of reason to dream.”

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