Athletic 4-4 Betis (X)
Racing 1-3 Erreala (2)
Osasuna 1-2 Real Madrid (2)
Athletic did it again! This time they allowed Betis to draw when they were with 10 men but their self-confidence is awesome. They must improve in defense though, Betis´ forwards are very talented but they seemed to have a highroad to Aranzubia´s box.
Osasuna didn´t deserve to lose, no way. They played with real passion, outrun and outplayed Madrid but they could not keep the result in the final minutes. Madrid were soooo lucky!!! :frustrat:
Erreala played a very good 1st half and apoor 2nd. The pitch was very heavy and didn´t help but Erreala took control from minute 1, Aranburu and Nihat (twice) scored early goals and could have scored some more. The 2nd half was disappointing though, they relaxed a bit and all they did was defend the lead. Amorrortu put the same line-up as last week against Valencia and seems as he has found some balance in the team. Playing both Karpin and X.Prieto, there´s more depth in midfield and Aranburu has adapted very well to play on the left. Mladenovic played for about 35 minutes and we can say much about him. It was the most difficult time for Erreala and he could not shine. The happy news was that Brechet played again for some minutes and the sad news, that it was because of Garrido´s injury. I hope the injury is not serious