Ipurua stops for a big party. The Eibar, provisionally dislodged from the lead by the Almeria after beating Amorebieta yesterday, they face the most decisive match of the season, since receives Real Valladolid, third in the standings, and a local victory would put the gunsmiths on foot and three quarters in the First Division, while a blow from Pucelano would rekindle the excitement at the top of the table (follow the match live on AS.com).
Is he conversation topic of the whole week in Eibar. Even those who don’t like football are aware of the game that the Barça team and Real Valladolid will play and that can become final for both. If the gunsmiths win, they would distance themselves in 8 points to the third place in the absence of 9 at stake, which would mean leaving this final sprint very decanted. If, on the contrary, the pucelanos do it, they would approach to two points with three days to go.
The words of encouragement They have not stopped reaching the Eibarresa squad from all levels. The city it will be a party and the “no tickets” sign has been hanging since Monday, when tickets went on sale. In strictly sports, clay is low almost certainly and Venantius, he doubts, although he wants to force himself to be available in such a crucial game. The rest of the team It seems that it could be the same one that beat Zaragoza last week, with the best Llorente of the season at the forefront. What is certain is that, whether or not they go to the field, few Eibar residents will decide to take a nap and not follow a game that could be an epic feat.
All or nothing. Continue with options to go up directly or think about the playoff from now on. That Pucela is played today. After Monday’s firecracker against the Sanse, those from Pacheta have set themselves the challenge of win all four games left to go straight up. It is hard but not impossible. And the first station is Ipurua, the leader’s house, although today he is second because of Almería’s ‘fault’.
for this match Pacheta recovers a large number of players. The sanctioned return Roque Mesa, Monchu, Luis Perez Y Nacho, and most will do so directly to the starting eleven. Joaquín will also be part of the game, after overcoming his discomfort. Pacheta could repeat with 4-3-3 or put in a 4-2-3-1. The Pucela plays it. And the controversy has splashed the locker room with the night party of some players on the eve of this ‘final’.
The keys to the game
Nerves: Despite the fact that Garitano insists that it is one more game to temper nerves before a “final” like this one could be decisive.
Everything at stake: After Monday’s firecracker against Sanse, Real Valladolid has to win at Ipurua. Everything that is not, adding the three points condemns him to the playoff.
Forcefulness: In the last few games Pacheta’s men get little, but they score easily. Of the six above, it is the one that fits the most.
Ipurua: When the fans push, the team notices it, and the guaranteed sellout could be the 12th player to tip the scales.
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Llorente: He is returning to his best version, and that always helps, since Valladolid’s defense will have to be very aware of the Rioja player and that can open up spaces for his teammates.
Rock Table: He returns to the team after serving his third suspension. Helm of the team, who plays at the pace he sets.
Ups and downs
Although there is not much information, Toño and Arbilla seem safe casualties, while it remains to be seen if Venancio will be available.
The four players who served a sanction against Sanse (Monchu, Roque Mesa, Luis Pérez and Nacho) return. In addition, there will be the recovered Javi Sánchez and Joaquín. Sergio León, sanctioned, and Plano, injured, will not be present.