Sunday, December 10, 2023

Osasuna attacks Mendizorroza and leaves an Alavés without a hit in trouble

The Osasuna goalkeeper, Sergio Herrera, He saved his team in Mendizorroza with several key stops and José Arnáiz and Ante Budimir They sentenced Deportivo Alavés in a duel corresponding to the eighth day of LaLiga EA Sports, in which the locals were not successful in front of goal and played with ten for the entire second half.

The first shot between the three sticks of the Navarrese in el minute 36 gave them the first goal, while Ante Budimir sentenced in the minute 90. Meanwhile, Ianis Hagi was with Herrera’s wall who ended up injured, after appearing in the best actions of the Vitorians.

With practically neither team settling, Alavés had the first clear chance five minutes into the game with a lateral foul thrown away by Ianis Hagi who tried to surprise Sergio Herrera.

Was the first notification in a start in which both tried to dominate with a very similar game based on pressure and direct play.

Alavés were finer in this aspect, while Osasuna had a hard time regaining their place when they lost the ball. On the other hand, it was the Navarrese who tried to elaborate their attacks more to overcome a well-planted Glorioso on the playing field.

The locals brought more venom in their attempts with the caracoles of Ianis Hagi, the most present at the beginning, and the driving of Ander Guevara. The Romanian was very close to scoring the first of the afternoon with a shot that went wide and which he did not reach either. Kike García.

Rubén Peña was one of the most active in the rojillos and the one who posed the most danger to the Vitorian goal on the right flank, although he was unable to find clear references in the offensive zone of an Osasuna that received instructions from Bittor Alkiza for the sanction of Jagoba Arrasate.

The people of Pamplona needed little to do harm. This happened half an hour into the game with a shot from the front by Iker Muñoz, who went to the right of Antonio Sivera when the albiazules pressed the most.

The locals tried on the counterattack, but it was Osasuna that hit first with a great long shot from José Arnáiz, that the Alava goalkeeper could not reach to avoid the 0-1 score after 36 minutes of play.

Then, before the break, Sergio Herrera He saved two clear ones from Alavés, who deserved a bigger loot in the first half.

The game changed radically after passing through the locker room. Sergio Herrera saved the tie again with a great save from a point-blank shot by Ianis Hagi and in the subsequent play Antonio Blanco received the red card by knocking down José Arnáiz, when he faced Antonio Sivera, with the entire second half ahead of him.

Little was played in the phase after the expulsion between the changes carousel and the clashes between several players on the field of play.

Just one shot Ruben Duarte It put the Navarrese parish on edge, which moved en masse to Vitoria. Meanwhile, Johan Mojica He only lasted five minutes on the pitch and retired due to injury and Sergio Herrera asked for a change after being the target of the public after several losses of time.

With Alavés overturned, Osasuna only had to wait to find the gaps on the counterattack and they did. Before Budimir he put the ball so that Ruben Garcia He finished off the goal in the 80th minute, but his header was repelled by the crossbar.

In the final stretch of the duel, Alavés showed the effort and it couldn’t close properly in the approach of his rival. Thus, Ante Budimir managed to seal the match after a comfortable combination by the Navarrese team, which dominated in the extension against ten.


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