Friday, September 22, 2023

Alavés grabs hold of Mendizorroza to advance to Primera

He Deportivo Alaves clung to the Mendizorroza stadium this Thursday to advance to the final qualifying round for promotion to Santander League and beat Eibar 2-0 thanks to a goal by Abde Rebbach after 46 seconds of play, which put the cross on track in a derby at the gates of the First Division, and another by Asier Villalibre that sealed the game at the end.

With a coliseum delivered, the babazorros passed the tie with a victory that places them in the last step where they will meet Levante.

He match opened with a goal from Abde Rebbach in the first minute after a caracoleo by Luis Rioja, with a changed leg on the right wing, who put the ball on the head of the Albiazul youth squad that left it out of the reach of Luca Zidane.

Eibar took the initiative as soon as they received the goal and he went on the attack with everythingwhile the local team was looking for the speed of the Senegalese Mamadou Sylla.

The gunsmiths tried it against a well-planted defense and with many men behind the ball and although they finished several plays they were unable to adjust the shots on goal.

Matheus Pereira, Javi Muñoz and Yanis Rahmani tried with long shots, which did not worry Antonio Sivera, forced to attend to the movement of the ball from an Eibar that had it for a long time during the first half, forced to score two goals to get through the tie , since the tie favored Eibar.

Those of Luis Garcia Plaza they didn’t risk once they found the goal a few seconds after starting a duel that promised equality.

Alavés handed the ball over to a needy Eibar who couldn’t find a way to break an Albiazul wall that was waiting for the Gipuzkoans in midfield.

After half an hour, Salva Sevilla gave up his place to Toni Moya due to an injury to his right calf. A setback for the local team that his drawing did not changebut the script for the clash did not change either, with an Eibar more protagonist but not very efficient.

Nonetheless, Gaizka Garitano’s men had the last clear opportunity in the discount of the first half with a powerful shot from Rober Correa that Antonio Sivera repelled.

In the early stages of the second act, the Glorioso goalkeeper was once again essential to avoid the tie to clear a dry shot from Stoichkov after 7 minutes, but the strong hand of the man from Alicante kept the score 1-0.

It was the prelude to a phase very similar to the first part. Eibar with drive and very close to the rival goal but without precision and Alavés giving speed to their starts, with a very active Sylla, who received an ovation from Mendizorroza.

The gunsmiths were not fine at all in the last meters. José Corpas was entertained too much and again missed a great opportunity in front of the local goal.

The clash came at a crazy moment, which favored Eibar, who did not stop trying. Meanwhile, in one of the counterattacks, Asier Villalibre gave up a free ball to Abde Rebbach who missed in front of Zidane and failed to put the finishing touches on the Gipuzkoans, who began to leave a lot of space behind their rearguard.

Those of Gaizka Garitano They insisted on each of their attacks, but Alavés ended up catching him. Asier Villalibre did not forgive when he found himself Zidane in front and with a low crossed shot sentenced the duel two minutes from regulation time.


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