It is already a reality: Augustus Battle He is the new player of the Granada. After a great season with Saint Lawrencewhere he became one of the great figures of the team Ruben Darío Insuathe goalkeeper made the jump to Europe. And just a few hours after his official arrival at the club, the former River made its debut with the Alexander Medina.
This Wednesday morning, Batalla was presented with a curious video in which he received the nickname “the Argentine cat.” A few hours later, The 27-year-old footballer was chosen as a starter by the Caciquethe club’s coach, for the duel against Cadiz.
In the match, the Argentine showed his attributes by taking down several crosses and making some saves without problems. He also came close to starring in a blooper after almost committing a penalty for a foul on the rival forward. However, the referee went to the VAR and decided not to sanction the maximum penalty..
This way, Batalla managed to keep the fence undefeated in his first presentation and helped Granada obtain its first victory in 2024. With goals from Uzuni and Zaragoza, the Nasrids won 2-0 and achieved a key victory in the fight for relegation.
Battle, from Boedo to Europe non-stop
After bouncing around various clubs throughout his career, Batalla found his place in San Lorenzo. He arrived on loan from Millonario in mid-2021, and over time he gained confidence. With the departure of Torrico, he became the captain and football reference of the team, which made different teams set their sights on him.
After Ciclón’s attempt to keep his chip, the player decided on Granada, team to which he arrives on loan from River and with an obligation to purchase in case of meeting a series of objectives.
Currently, Cacique Medina’s team is in 19th place in the table, with 11 points, five points away from salvation with half a championship left to play.
Battle in the arch competition
In Cacique’s debut at Granada, against no one less than Real Madrid, The club suffered a very tough loss: that of Raúl Fernández, its starting goalkeeper.. The goalkeeper had to leave the field after feeling some lower back discomfort, so he came in to replace him. André Ferreirahis substitute.
Since that injury, Ferreira has made saves in all of Granada’s games, but his performance has not been the best. After some personal errors and a poor performance by defenders, The goalkeeper conceded seven goals in four games and could not keep a clean sheet. in none of those meetings.
For this reason, Batalla came to the club as a solution to this problem. In fact, Medina did not hesitate and gave him ownership only a few hours after his official arrival at the institution. and the goalkeeper made his debut in style.
Watch the video of his presentation
Augustus Battle – 3-1-2024
The official presentation of Augusto Batalla at Granada CF
Official statement from the club
“Granada Club de Fútbol has reached an agreement with River Plate for the incorporation of Argentine goalkeeper Augusto Batalla to the rojiblanco team on loan, with a purchase option based on different sporting objectives,” the club announced in a statement. .
“The Club welcomes Augusto Batalla as a new Nasrid player, as well as wishes him the best of luck on his arrival to the red and white entity,” he added.
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