Athletic Club 1-Sporting 1 Athletic Club and Sporting de Gijón drew 1-1. De Marcos and…
Athletic Club 1-Sporting 1
Athletic Club and Sporting de Gijón drew 1-1. De Marcos and Lora, following Iturraspe’s unintentional deflection of the ball, scored the goals. A result that could be considered unfair keeping in mind the merits made by both teams and the considerable number of wasted goal scoring opportunities had. Once again the equalizer came in the dying stages of the match, but unfortunately all this adds up, or takes away, the same as if this had occurred during another time slot.
Our team picked up its game and during the entire second half, had more than one opportunity to earn the three points. And one worth mentioning, not for the favourable situation we were in as we haven’t experienced this much this season, was Muniain’s penalty kick that Juan Pablo saved in the first half. Iker is just one in a list of many who have at some time missed a penalty: Javi Martínez, David López, Iraola, Gabilondo, Llorente and San José.
Furthermore, throughout the encounter there were other penalties that the referee, in carrying out his complicated duty, did not consider worthy of calling.
The team now find themselves in the middle of the league table and facing a series of three difficult commitments. Two against Schalke04 corresponding to the UEL (to be played the next two Thursdays) and a visit on behalf of FC Barcelona, second in the League, only 47 hours after the 1st leg continental match.