He Osasuna added a meritorious point before Deportivo Alavés (1-1) after staying with one less player in the 10th minute due to the direct expulsion of Rubén Martínez, an action that conditioned the game for Jagoba Arrasate’s men.
The local team jumped onto the grass of El Sadar in great need of points to leave behind the bad streak they are going through. The rojillos wanted to prolong the good feelings they left at the Martínez Valero last week.
At 7 minutes, the locals enjoyed a double chance that Calleri first and Budimir later, failed to take advantage of. The Croatian crashed his shot into the post’s strain left of Pacheco.
No time to blink Alavés was about to surprise the Navarrese. Deyverson was left alone before Rubén Martínez, the Galician fouled the Brazilian in the front of the area and Jaime Latre showed the goalkeeper a direct red. Osasuna were left with one less player in the 8th minute.
After the expulsion, Osasuna was well planted on the green, prevented the Basques from having chances and, even, was able to shoot to try to surprise the Albiazules without much success. Rubén García left the stick shaking with a masterful direct free kick one minute from the break.
Arrasate decided to admit Gallego instead of Calleri. The Argentine was the best of the people from Pamplona in the first half showing that he must be a starter in the team.
In the 68th minute of the match Osasuna sewed a very fast counter that Roberto Torres finished with a powerful shot that Pacheco could not stop despite touching the ball with his hands. 20 minutes of real suffering was coming.
The joy was short-lived. Seven minutes later Oier committed a penalty and Lucas Pérez, who came out in the second half, did not forgive from eleven meters to put the tie in the electronic.
Finally, Osasuna endured and Alavés could only score one goal in 80 minutes that he played with one more footballer. The locals said goodbye to the year with a draw that does not serve them in their fight to maintain the category.
1 – Osasuna: Rubén Martínez; Nacho Vidal, Aridane, David García, Juan Cruz; Roberto Torres (Kike Barja, m. 90), Oier, Moncayola (Javi Martínez, m. 90), Rubén García (Jony, m. 90); Calleri (Gallego, m.46) and Budimir (Sergio Herrera, m. 8).
1 – Alaves: Pacheco; Ximo (Tavares, d. 76), Laguardia, Lejeune, Duarte; Edgar (Borja Sainz, m. 66), Tomás Pina (Jota, m. 76), Manu García, Luis Rioja; Deyverson (Lucas Pérez, d. 46), Joselu.
Goals: 1-0 Roberto Torres (m. 68), 1-1 Lucas Pérez (m. 75).
Referee: Jaime Latre (Aragonese Committee), assisted by Bueno Mateo and Tresaco Escabosa. The main referee showed Oier, Calleri and Sergio Herrera yellow for Osasuna. To Pina, Deyverson, Lejeune and Jota from Alavés. In the 10th minute, Rubén Martínez was sent off directly after knocking down Deyverson in the front of the area.
Incidents: Match corresponding to the sixteenth round of the Santander League played at the El Sadar stadium behind closed doors.