Strange things have happened in San Mamés throughout its history. In the old field, there were those who climbed, in a drunken state, to the top of the arch that supported the deck of the tribune and the Armed Police had to go up to get it down from there, supposedly not with too many good manners. They were ancient times
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Other things happen in modern times. Like a drone crashing on the lawn and nobody is surprised. He was carrying a banner against the Eurocup, which was not seen, because the aircraft stopped flying early. It was entertaining, if fleeting, in a game without too many moments for fun. In fact, the drone was the only thing out of the ordinary that happened in the second half, rough as sandpaper, difficult to swallow, and that the footballers who appeared on the grass were ballized.
AthleticUnai Simón, Yeray, De Marcos, Íñigo Martínez, Yuri, Unai López (Unai Vencedor, min. 45), Muniain (Jon Morcillo, min. 74), Berenguer (Ibai Gómez, min. 74), Vesga (Dani García, min. 45) , Williams and Raúl García (Villalibre, min. 68) Eibar Dmitrovic, Paulo Oliveira, Arbilla, Alejandro Pozo, Luís Rafael, Sergio Álvarez, Aleix García Serrano (Pedro León, min. 83), Diop, Kévin Rodrigues (Inui, min. 70 ), Bryan Gil Salvatierra and Kike García (Quique, min. 90) Goals1-0 min. 8: Yuri. 1-1 min. 16: Kike García. Referee Valentín Pizarro Gómez Yellow cards Íñigo Martínez (min. 55) and Alejandro Pozo (min. 73)
For Athletic , the match against Eibar was the dress rehearsal for the Cup final. It is likely that Marcelino will use the same players as They played in San Mamés in the La Cartuja match against Real, although they will have to fine-tune. For the Mendilibar team, the appointment was already a final, no rehearsals. It is played every weekend from the edge of the cliff, so there was no reason for speculation on either side. However, when both teams need victory to assess their objectives, it happens very often that both end up frustrated
Eibar came out as usual, pressed from the beginning, but did not count on the fact that De Marcos is usually undetectable to the radar in some of his forays to the right. It happened for the first time in a throw-in, in which he looked for the wall; he crossed to the first and Yuri enjoyed a volley from the penalty spot that went like a missile in the goal. With the scoreboard on their side, Athletic had all the ballots, but did not have a huge error by Unai López, who received the ball and like a quarterback without a play, began to retreat towards his area without finding a clear pass, until he arrived Kike García to steal it cleanly and beat Unai Simón on his way out to tie.
With the score even, the game got very thick, like paste. Nobody hit the goal again, although De Marcos had the clearest chance in a shot with his chest that Dmitrovic kicked off the line with his foot. Nothing else happened. Neither Athletic had a happy rehearsal for the final against Real Sociedad, nor did Eibar manage to unbalance in their favor in a match in which they needed victory. In the last minutes, with at least one point in his pocket, he decided to keep, while Athletic chained inaccuracies
The drone that Pizarro Gómez found on the grass remained, the same referee who met a few weeks ago, also in San Mamés, a mobile phone in the small area. A metal detector will be brought with you on your next visit. In case I find gold. It will be easier than finding football in a match like the one played by Athletic and Eibar.
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