Athletic Club drew 1-1 at Ipurua against SD Eibar. Iñaki Williams scored our goal, while…
Athletic Club drew 1-1 at Ipurua against SD Eibar. Iñaki Williams scored our goal, while the home side’s goal came, as it did a fortnight ago, from a penalty with the VAR tag, this time converted by Charles.
It is true that the summary of today’s game will not be among the most requested for those who want to recall the best moments of our team, but given the impossibility of being faithful to the usual script and generating combinative play, the team has at least scraped a draw in this second derby of the current league and accumulates three matches without losing away from San Mamés, all of them played.
The Armeros pressed harder and took the lead via a delayed penalty. The VAR, in its eagerness to make refereeing fairer, continues to generate doubts. At least two: on the one hand, it sometimes seems to be a step above the referee instead of being a tool to help him and, on the other hand, this afternoon’s did not seem to be a play that could be assimilated to a manifest error by the referee.
One-nil down, difficulties in creating play… and a quick reaction with a three-touch move and a perfect finish by Williams. From then until the end, it was a similar scenario.
Eight games, eight points and on Wednesday the postponed match against Rayo Vallecano awaits in Madrid. Let’s hope it will be a return to winning ways.