In a new solvency exercise, Athletic (0-2) is imposed and remains perched on the positions that give access to the Champions League.
If the quality of a coach is determined by his ability to extract the maximum performance to the resources he has, no doubt Jos Bordals is currently the best First Division technician. Almost all the players of this Getafe they were practically animate before falling into the hands of the technician from Alicante and today they form the staff of a team installed in Champions positions, each day with more solvency than the previous one. An upward trend that this Sunday certified in San Mams with a triumph that I never doubt. (Narration and statistics).
With two timely blows, one of them of penalty, it is enough for Getafe to guarantee the three points and let down an Athletic who was an alleged direct rival for European positions and who now leaves eight points away. It was a blow to the whole of Gariz Gaizka, which already has seven consecutive days without winning. Until now, his defensive reliability had helped him scratch points, but before the Getafe He completed an exercise of frustration in the game that his technician had baptized as “the most important of the season”.
Nothing to do such a statement with what was seen on the pitch. The duel is always played to what the Getafe wanted, forcing Athletic to wear a suit that pulls his armhole. It is true that the rojiblancos may have searched for formulas so as not to be continuously trapped in inane possessions, but either they did not want or did not know how to carry them out. The battle was won by a group of players chiseled by Bordals. His image and likeness.
Some, however, still have some polishing session. Deyverson, just arrived, he still doesn't seem to know very well what the VAR is about. Do not know that faking a violent ball in your body is worthless if you have actually hit your elbow. Because of course they don't charge you for the fault, the VAR tells the referee that they have tried to cheat and also, oh by chance, you can wear a yellow one for a minimal protest on the next play
It is worth stopping in this action because nothing of profit happened in the first half hour in the hot San Mams (25 degrees of thermal sensation did not lower the thing), except for a frank header from Olivera. The Athletic tried to attack and in the attempt it lives before a comfortable Getafe to the expectation and devoid of haste. So was the thing when Damin scored the goal of his life (or almost). Draw a slalom from the right wing, leaning on Mata and Deyverson on two walls and after dodging three defenders in the area, I beat Unai Simn.
Athletic had barely armed a chance, a cross shot from Villalibre at the end of the first half, and the match didn't look very good for them. But the situation could get worse and in fact he did it right away. Four minutes after the resumption, Alberola Rojas stopped the game and went to the VAR monitor to analyze a hand of Lekue in the area that had gone unnoticed. Indeed, the action deserved a penalty that Mata converted to Simn.
Lacking resources in the field to go for the comeback, Garitano looked at the bench and launched the big radago. Of a stroke, Aduriz, Ibai and Capa replaced the game time after Villalibre, Unai Lpez and Lekue. To understand it, the list of substitutes should not be read in football, but political, hierarchy if desired. It is only understood that Ral Garca and Williams They will finish the game on the field.
On his return to the competition after three months injured, Aduriz seemed sharper than at the beginning of the season (Bara scored on the sidelines), hooking a shot as soon as you enter and get strong in the area. It was not enough for Athletic to score a single goal and there was still room for more bad news. Iigo Martnez saw his fifth yellow and did not play the Anoeta derby next week.
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