MADRID, March 11 (EUROPA PRESS) –
UD Las Palmas lost the lead this Saturday with the draw (2-2) against Málaga on matchday 31 of LaLiga SmartBank and after Eibar beat Burgos (1-0) shortly before.
The Canarian team did not respond to that Basque triumph because of a goal from Álex Calvo in the 87th minute, an Andalusian rookie who had barely been on the pitch for four minutes. The tie leaves the Canaries second with 58 points, to Eibar’s 59.
Those from Las Palmas saw their good dynamics slowed down against a Málaga that was resurrected in Gran Canaria to regain faith in salvation. The goals from Jonathan Viera and Pejiño were not enough to retain the yellow leadership.
For their part, Eibar successfully managed (1-0) Burgos’s visit to Ipurua thanks to Jon Bautista’s solitary goal in the first half. The armored team, which came out more plugged into the game, had the clearest chances from the beginning.
Although Caro was determined to avoid the advantage of the locals with several saves of merit, he could not do anything before the sensational header from the Basque striker after a measured cross from set pieces after half an hour of play.
Already in the second half, the team from Burgos took a step forward, but the defensive solidity of the locals was too much for a visiting team that did not manage to intimidate Gaizka Garitano’s men. With their fourth matchday without winning, Burgos can see the ‘playoffs’ zone move away a little further.
In addition, Alavés could not get past a draw (0-0) in Mendizorroza against a Lugo that was armed in defense, in a cast that is of little use to both. The Basques lost the opportunity to get closer to direct promotion and the Galicians will continue bottom in the premiere of an Íñigo Vélez who debuted on his bench and ended up expelled.
Finally, UD Ibiza and Villarreal B signed a draw (0-0) at Can Misses after an even match that had hardly any chances except for the penalty that Iñaki Álvarez saved Herrera in the second half. The expulsion of Julias in minute 80 did not change a point that settles the ‘Yellow Submarine’ in the middle of the table and keeps the Balearic Islands sunk in the penultimate place.
– Friday the 10th.
– Saturday 11.
Ibiza-Villarreal B 0-0.
Las Palmas-Malaga 2-2.
– Sunday 12.
– Monday 13.