Matchday 25

SD Eibar0 : 1Athletic Club

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3/1/2015 - 5:00 PM

A solid team and three points in the derby

SD Eibar 0 Athletic Club 1Athletic Club defeated SD Eibar 1-0 away in their first…

Mar 1, 201500:00

SD Eibar 0 Athletic Club 1

Athletic Club defeated SD Eibar 1-0 away in their first visit to Ipurua in a La Liga match. Carlos Gurpegi headed the only goal of the encounter in the 36th minute. The red-and-whites were the better team and, as well as getting over their tiredness from the tough battle on Thursday, they showed themselves to be a solid team, adapting perfectly to the state of the pitch and the game. So this is how things stand; 30 points in the table and, from tenth place, we can look at the bottom with a bit more calm, although there is still a lot of work to do.

On the plus side, as well as the victory, we should, of course, also mention Guillermo’s return from injury and the 500 games that Andoni Iraola has now played wearing our shirt. On the down side, the fifth, debatable, yellow card for San José, which will prevent him from testing himself next Saturday against Real Madrid at San Mamés.

Nevertheless, before this classic league clash, on Wednesday there is a match at Cornellá which is as important as it is exciting. At stake is passage through to the final of the Copa. Fortunately, it is not an unknown situation for our team, but on the other hand, unfortunately, it is not something we play for every day. It will be a difficult match, in a hostile environment, against an in-form rival with the same intentions of reaching the final, but it is one of those games that everyone wants to play in and that the team will face with all the commitment that the match requires. Then the ball will be the judge.