A goal from Chimy Ávila in the 85th minute secured the Rojillos victory against the Aragonese in Mendigorría.
CA Osasuna 4-3 SD Huesca
AC Osasuna: John Perez; Juan Cruz (Herrando, m.46), David García (Aridane, m.46), Moncayola (Pablo Ibáñez, m.46), Darko (Aimar, m.46), Kike Barja (I. Benito, m.46) , Areso (Barbero, m.46), Rubén García (Cote, m.46), Rubén Peña (Nacho Vidal, m.46), Kike G. (Chimy Ávila, m.46), Javi Martínez (R. Torres, m.46). John Perez; Juan Cruz (Herrando, m.46), David García (Aridane, m.46), Moncayola (Pablo Ibáñez, m.46), Darko (Aimar, m.46), Kike Barja (I. Benito, m.46) , Areso (Barbero, m.46), Rubén García (Cote, m.46), Rubén Peña (Nacho Vidal, m.46), Kike G. (Chimy Ávila, m.46), Javi Martínez (R. Torres, m.46).
SD Huesca: Andrés Fernández (Álvaro Fernández, m.46); Andrei (Vilarrasa, m.56), Miguel (A. Kanté, m.56), David Timor (Euse, m.56), Soko (Gerard V., m.46), Escriche (Tomeo, m.56), J. Pulido (David García, m.56), M. Mateu (Joaquín, m.46), Manu Rico (Blasco, m.46), Anglada (C. Salvador, m.46), Kevin Carlos (Juan Carlos, m.46).
Referee: Imanol Irurtzun, assisted by Alaiz Gutiérrez and Miguel Beaumont.
Goals: 0-1 (m.29): Soko. 1-1 (m.32): Javi Martinez. 2-1 (m.41): Moncayola. 2-2 (m.49): Joaquin. 3-2 (m.51): Barber. 3-3 (m.76): David Garcia. 4-3 (m.85): Chimy Avila.
Incidents: Around 1,200 spectators in El Pontarrón to witness the Villa de Mendigorría Trophy in the third pre-season friendly. Before the start of the match, a minute’s silence was held in memory of Carmelo Ugalde and ‘Txoko’ Loyola who were part of CD Mendi.
Club Atlético Osasuna won the Villa de Mendigorría Trophy in their third friendly against SD Huesca. The red team prevailed in El Pontarrón (Mendigorría) in the final minutes of the game thanks to a goal from Chimy Ávila. They previously scored for Jagoba Arrasate’s Javi Martínez, Moncayola and Barbero.
Osasuna started the game by taking control and had several dangerous arrivals in the Huesca area, the clearest in a Darko header, but A. Fernández cleared for a corner. Despite the good start, the Aragonese team took the lead thanks to a Soko goal. Still, the Rojillos equalized just three minutes later with a superb header from Javi Martínez following a cross from Kike Barja. The game was balanced until the end of the first half, but Osasuna managed to move up the scoreboard thanks to a powerful and accurate shot from Moncayola.
Huesca equalized just after the start of the second half with a Joaquín shot. Just two minutes later, however, Barbero put Osasuna back in front. The Almeria striker made it 3-2 with a good header following a Cote cross from the left. The game was level again until Huesca equalized again through a powerful shot from David García.
In the closing minutes, Osasuna sought victory and found it in Chimy Ávila’s boots. The Argentinian striker caught a ball on the edge of the box and crossed it to defeat Álvaro Fernández 4-3.
Osasuna rests on Sunday and returns to work on Monday with a new training session in Tajonar at 10am. The next game for the Jagoba Arrasate men is on Wednesday 27 July against Real Sociedad in Zubieta.