Bilbao Athletic continues downhill and without brakes
Bilbao Athletic continues without raising its head. The pups lost again yesterday. This time against a Barça Atlètic that knew how to play its tricks against an opponent with many good ideas, but no effectiveness.
It is no coincidence that the cubs have already accumulated five consecutive days without beating the rival goal. This time both the rival goalkeeper, the under-21 international Arnau Tenas, as well as the crossbar and even the referee himself prevented the Bilbao subsidiary from being able to rediscover the goal. He was able to go to halftime with the possibility of leveling the 1-0 deficit, after a clear penalty from Pelayo to Guruzeta that the referee did not appreciate, the people of Bilbao went with another goal against, since immediately afterwards Luismi Cruz beat Padilla free kick.
The first goal conceded by the cubs was also born in a play that was clearly avoidable. Trespalacios did not make the right pass when the ball came out and Aranda took advantage of this concession to stand up to the visiting team and beat a puzzled Padilla. Bingen Arostegi’s pupils did not deserve to go tow on the scoreboard, but between their scant success up top and their concessions downstairs they gradually dug their grave.
The rojiblancos remain immersed in the relegation zone while the Barça subsidiary is climbing positions in the table day after day. Yesterday, to tell the truth, Bilbao Athletic did not play to lose. The rival, who also had their options available to obtain a greater advantage, had the success and the quality to make profitable at least two of their approaches in front of goal.
Equality until reaching the area
The start of the puppies was promising. His advanced pressure prevented Barça from moving the ball as is customary. The recovery of the rojiblancos attacker was also effective in what refers to it, although the lack of efficiency of finishing pressure came back on the scene one more day.
Both the locals and the people of Bilbao, even so, arranged their options while equality prevailed on the scoreboard. Barça, with the 1-0 in their favour, became strong behind against a Bilbao Athletic that had more time on the ball. Far from ceasing in the attempt and despite conceding 2-0 just a breath away from the break, Bingen Arostegi’s team kept trying around the locker room.
The Catalans knew how to keep the guy behind and had their options to finish off the job on the counterattack. The visiting insistence had no reward. On the contrary. The cubs returned to Bilbao with a loss after five consecutive dates without scoring.
Barca Athletic: Arnau Tenás; Álvaro Núñez, Pelayo, Chadi Riad (Zelaya 65′), Àlex Valle; Casadó, Txus Alba (Emre Demir 72′), Aranda (Carbonell 65′); Luismi Cruz (Illas 65′), Roberto and Juanda.
Athletic Bilbao: padilla; Rincón, Trespalacios, Mendibe, Lorente (Chasco 72′); Naveira (Unai Vélez 46′), Geré; Luis Bilbao (Goti 58′), Guruzeta (Unai Gómez 69′), Adu Ares; and Pascual (Cape 58′).
goals: 1-0: min. 18, Aranda. 2-0: min. 45, Luismi Cruz.
Referee: Salvador Lax Franco (Murcian Committee) He admonished Naveira, Txus Alba, Trespalacios, Pascual, Pelayo, Alex Valle and Emre Demir.
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