La Real were lethal in defense on a terrain that was too uncomfortable. A claw-charged derby seems like a misstep. In the middle of summer, under the high temperature of Barakaldo, against a practical Athletic, in the face of the dog. The loss was less alarming, certainly, than the lack of resources that sometimes let Imanol’s team down, especially in the duties of creating football to score goals. Because the Lasesarre problem does not fail, but it is necessary to reactivate the GPS step by step to find the rival place.
The delay is great. The fact that it took Real 35 minutes to put together a house-brand play proved just how uncomfortable the derby was. Press, imprecise and very harmless, Imanol’s team hardly found itself.
Living in one’s own country is too long. Athletic’s recipe is ahead of Real’s. With extreme intensity. So much so that for many phases it seems like a league match. The reason is Kike Zurutuza, organizer of this last, legitimate defender that it is not a friendly one. Of course, you can’t blame anyone for the lack of seriousness in the bet. Best for Basque football.
The Real feels bad about the change in registration, from a pure and simple friendly to a more real confrontation. Unlike gladiators like Le Normand or Zubeldia, in his sauce when the competition makes sparks fly. They prevented Athletic from creating more problems.
Gorosabel and Rico, on the other hand, suffered more with Berenguer and Williams, Athletic’s biggest danger. When a tone Illarramendi connected with Kubo Real only pointed the ways. But chances were conspicuous in their absence, with Merino unsuccessfully looking for an isolated Carlos Fernández. Athletic, on the other hand, succeeded in a derby classic: the set piece. Berenguer crossed, Vesga crossed and the ball whizzed past the post into the net. Sancet hit the stands inside the area and Zubiaurre cleared Zarraga’s shot with his fists in Athletic’s subsequent chances.
The quality of the derby dropped significantly in the second half. With a series of pass errors, Real were hurt, simply by being drawn. When Athletic opened up, the defense let down, Carlos Fernández forced a cross from Kubo and Gorosabel handed the ball to goalkeeper Iru in a devastating move.
The equator of the second act worked a miracle: Real came dangerously close to Athletic’s goal. Karrikaburu, recently admitted, opened a route, as if he were a mountain climber in the Himalayas. He crossed too much with his left foot. Merino liked the idea and launched Navarro into space. Brais came to the place and forgave all the favors.
Real had a tie in their boots, as they were left with one less surprise. De Burgos Bengoetxea took the challenge as the final one and sent Diego Rico off for a punch that was too much and Vivian made it big.
Illarramendi went close to a great goal, with his left foot from the edge of the box, before Athletic turned around for five minutes of maximum pushing against a Real outnumbered team. The forces left as the derby continued to give the feeling that, unofficially, it was not a friendly: six yellows and one red. In this battle Euskal Herriko Txapela lost.
Source: La Verdad