Eibar maintains the lead in a frenetic finish

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Eibar maintains the lead in a frenetic finish

Eibar continues to surf on the crest of the wave for another week. Garitano’s men maintain the lead after a hard-fought win over Málaga. In addition to prolonging the streak of the immaculate Ipurua, they chain their sixth day without knowing defeat. Six last appointments in which they have added five victories and one draw. The gunsmiths put the direct towards the ascent while the malacitanos complicate their delicate situation in the table. Probably those of Pepe Mel made merits to add in the eibartarra fiefdom, but the ending was too cruel. Once they managed to even the score with Esteban Burgos’s goal for his former team, the armored team went ahead again by one minute with Berrocal’s scoring debut in a corner kick. Earlier, Stoichkov signed his eighth goal of the championship by taking advantage of an error at the start of the Andalusians.

Gaizka Garitano surprised by leaving without a reference striker. Stoichkov was the spearhead. The striker responded again with his second consecutive day scoring. As expected, Sergio Álvarez filled the vacancy of the sanctioned Peru Nolaskoain. Ahead, Corpas, Javi Muñoz and a rising Rahmani moved into the three midfielders. On the Malacitano side, Pepe Mel opted to give continuity to the eleven that drew with Tenerife last week. Only two changes forced by the absences of Escassi and Genaro due to sanction. Former gunsmith Esteban Burgos accompanied Juande at the back while N’Diaye returned to the starting position in the double pivot along with Jozabed.

The duel started with the dominance that Eibar was presumed to have, but without too much depth and without disturbing the goal defended by Yáñez. A comfortable Málaga tried to scare off his counterattack with his few actions. Despite the fact that the gunsmiths were the undisputed owners of the game, Pepe Mel’s men enjoyed their first great opportunity. A crossed cross from Febas with surgical precision reached Chavarría’s head, who was unable to direct a shot that went straight into the hands of Luca Zidane. The Malacitano team forgave and ended up paying for it. A chain error between Yáñez’s imprecise clearance and Jozabed’s erratic combing left the ball to Stoichkov in a really advantageous situation. The man from Cádiz once again showed off his ability to hit with both legs. The violent left foot of the killer gunsmith he slipped into the malaguista goal after hitting the post. Eighth target for Barca’s top scorer.

As a result of the goal, the game entered into a swing of attacks that could well have given away one more goal before the break. The clearest fell on N’Diaye’s boots. The Senegalese planted himself in front of Luca Zidane after a demonstration of physical power with a burst from his own half, but the final shot went wide. The Armero goalkeeper was defeated, but the Malaguista midfielder missed the mark. The duel reached its halfway point with an advantage for the locals thanks to their effectiveness, but with everything to be decided.

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After going through the locker room, Garitano’s men came out convinced in search of the second goal. Javi Muñoz was the first to challenge the blue and white goalkeeper again with a long shot. The locals dominated with a new master class from Matheus recovering and temporizing with the ball. Once again the danger came from the blue and white box. N’Diaye once again had the opportunity to tie, but stumbled when it came time to hole out a cross from Javi Jiménez after a great raid on the left wing. Pepe Mel looked for solutions from the bench with the debut of one of the winter reinforcements. Lago Júnior entered on the right foot, testing Luca Zidane in his first action. The kick of the changes had a greater effect on the visiting team.

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A millimeter offside deprived Málaga of an equalizer at 85′ after Luis Muñoz shot the goal with a kick. Fate had a heart attack ending in store for Ipurua. Pepe Mel’s men had made merits to equalize the contest and it was Esteban Burgos who found the prize. The former’s law was confirmed with the goal of the Argentine center-back. The joy did not last long in the poor man’s house. The answer came ipso facto with a magnificent hairstyle from Berrocal in a corner kick. In the fast-paced end of the game, the rookie Appiah also left his first brushstrokes, who was able to equalize with a good play on the right. He was not lucky. The gunsmiths ended up taking three points that allow them to continue another week in the lead. Málaga makes their situation difficult, with the feeling of leaving a game empty in which they deserved more.

Changes

junior lake (54′, Jozabed), Jon Bautista (70′, Stoichkov), Luis Munoz (70′, Aleix Febas), Alex Gallar (71′, Ruben Castro), quique gonzalez (80′, Yanis Rahmani), Alvaro Vadillo (80′, José Corpas), Arvin Appiah (82′, Fran Villalba), Fran Sol (82′, Pablo Chavarria), Frederico Venancio (92′, Javi Munoz)

goals

1-0, 31′: Stoichkov1-1, 87′: Stephen Burgos2-1, 89′: Juan Berrocal

cards

Referee: Adrian Cordero Vega
VAR referee: Eduardo Prieto Iglesias, Víctor Areces Franco
Juande (19′,Yellow) Stephen Burgos (45′,Yellow) N’Diaye (66′,Yellow) yanis rahmani (72′,Yellow) Matheus Pereira (77′,Yellow)

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