Capa and Muniain neutralize Postigo's initial goal to leave the three points in San Mams
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The volley ofAnder Layerfrom outside the area it was an act of faith. There were not many rational arguments to think that this strike, in the rejection of a crner, was to find a clear path to the goalkeeper between such maraa of own and strange legs. Nor were there to believe that, in case of overcoming such an accumulation of obstacles, the ball would be able to escape from the clutches ofAitor Fernndez, I went to San Mams without a ballot but with a magnet on my gloves. But Capa hit him and the ball came in, because this Sunday was not a match for reason, but for the passion. And it was only with her that Athletic managed to minimize Aitor, go back to Levante and get three points of justice in one of his best games this season. (Narration and statistics: 2-1)
23 shots, 10 of them to goalkeeper, I needed the team ofGariz Gaizkato add his second consecutive victory in a cold and rainy midday, the second of the five consecutive (for now) that await Athletic in this odious Sunday schedule at 2 pm. He had to wait until the 88th minute to transform his superiority into a victory, after allowing the Levant to get ahead in what was almost his only defensive error and having to navigate against the current throughout the second half until he achieved his goal and that San Mams is still a fort: 16 of the 20 points in the 'Cathedral' have added Athletic, a baggage that only exceeds Barcelona at this stage of the championship.
In a sport as typical of football as football, every visit to San Mams usually has three of them paired: bad weather, hot fans and danger of standing still. The first is becoming less frequent (although correct this Sunday), the second is more than debatable and the third is directly a lie. False in attack, as a Athletic player does not mark since the beginning of last season, and false in defense, as Levante showed in the last play of the first part, which was his first approach to the rival area in The whole game.
Because those first 45 minutes were an Athletic monologue as incontestable as a lean. From the first moment, Garitano's team claimed the ball and restricted the match to half the field defended by Levante. The triangulations on the right between Layer,Ral Garca and Williamsthey were illegible for the granota defense, which suffered a great deal to tackle the danger and was not even able to arm kickbacks, thanks to the intensity and precision of rojiblanca when it was his turn to steal the ball.
Immense in goalkeeper
If Athletic did not advance, it was because of the exceptional performance of Aitor Fernndez. The former Lezama, who almost had to appear in Mondragn at eight in the morning for the constitution of the polling station in which he votes, was immense under sticks in that section, especially in two auctions ofMuniainand Ral Garca to whom I responded with spectacular reflections. Athletic did not give up at any time, but not only did he not achieve the goal he was looking for, but he conceded one in the extension of the first half.Miramnhe won the gameCordobain that crner and prolong the ball towards the small area, whereShuttertook advantage of Athletic's inattention to introduce the ball between the legs ofSimn.
That goal left the Garitano against the worst possible scenario, since it did not trace a match since he did in March in Montilivi. Crdoba paid the broken plates of the concealed goal and withIbaiin the field Athletic continued with the script he had raised in the first half. The tenacity resulted before the time of the game, when a very pumped center of Capa took advantage of Muniain to head to goal in the second suit and tie the duel. The indefiniteness of Aitor and his defense to protect that ball allowed the midfielder to impose its scarce 170 centimeters between the town behindPaco Lopez.
After the tie, Garitano introducedSan Jos by Unai Lpez, a brazen bet for verticality rather than possession. Athletic continued to knead goal opportunities, but Aitor's elf always appeared to tackle them, especially in a Capa shot from outside the area that he sent to crone when he was already sneaking along the crossbar. Then there was a pending account between the goalkeeper and the side that the rojiblanco ended up charging with the goal that placed the final 2-1 on the San Mams marker.
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