Hugo Duro was the image of Valencia at the end of the match against Real Sociedad. His reaction and sensations sum up the tension that that locker room accumulated. The striker, once the referee Hernández Hernández whistled the end when the clock passed the 98th minute, first he began to cry and then ended up dizzy from exhaustion. Hugo Duro gave his all and so much so that he arrived at the locker room with the help of the medical services, who treated him so that he at least regained the strength to walk.
Hugo Duro, in his sixth game as a starter in the 23 games we have been in the League, wanted to take advantage of the opportunity he has for being ‘alone in the face of danger’, since he is the only forward that Baraja has now that they are in the Nursing Cavani and Marcos André. Duro, who is not having an exactly easy year, is rediscovering himself in recent weeks. This after hitting personal rock bottom in the match against Real Valladolid, when despite traveling to Pucela, due to a technical decision, he was left out of the squad.
Record of duels won in his career
Against Real Sociedad, the striker from Madrid was once again that quarrelsome footballer, one of those who infects the rest of his teammates to make one more effort and one of those who receive the respect and applause of the stands. Hugo Duró won 12 duels on Saturday night, his career record in LaLiga after 75 games played in the competition (he made 11 against Sevilla in September 2021). In addition, Hugo Dugo signed one of the three shots on goal that Valencia made, intervened on 33 occasions and had a 71% pass accuracy, although in this section Castillejo nailed it (18 of 18, 100%, 12 of them in the last third of the field).