Liga Adelante: SET white
Our weekly summary of the Liga Adelante, the Second Spanish Division, It begins with curiosity and with controversy. José Luis Oltra, the last coach who promoted to Deportivo returned to Riazor. “From Lendoiro all I want is for him to pay me what he owes me”, forcefully declared an Oltra during his visit to Riazor. After these words dedicated to its former president, the current coach of Mallorca had to leave Galicia with his ears down after falling through 3-1 against Deportivo de La Coruna. The match was totally conditioned by the rigorous expulsion of the vermilion player Geromel in the minute 28.
The fear of the week: This time the terror was reflected in the players and the coach of Real Madrid Castilla. Eibar endorsed a blank set to the bottom of the classification. The white branch, that seemed to straighten its course in recent weeks, crashed face to face again against harsh reality conceding defeat number 11 in 14 games played. A scandalous goleada curdled from the lack of attitude, little blood and apathy offered by Valdebebas players. Alberto Toril, technician of the blanco branch and “intimate friend” of José Mourinho, explained at a press conference that an institution like Real Madrid could not give that unfortunate image. Said and done, Instantly the first tweets from his players came apologizing to the club and the technical team. Especially defender Llorente, who said he was ashamed of himself, and striker Raúl de Tomas, who sent himself off when his team lost. 2-0.
The guillotine: Paco Herrera's neck suffers the pressure of a rope that tightens more every day. Defeat by 3-0 against newly promoted Jaén, leaves Real Zaragoza just one point from direct relegation and their coach is condemned. Surprisingly, the directive of the disappeared Agapito Iglesias and the sports director García Pitarch ratified him in the position, thus prolonging the agony for another week., perhaps waiting for the popular uprising in La Romareda next week in his match against Girona. On the other hand, Eusebio Sacristan, Barca B coach, saved his head by winning 1-2 in the Catalan derby precisely in Gerona. Will this team be the lifeline for many coaches this season?? Next week we will have the answer in La Romareda.
The gamers of the day this time they were the Wizard of Arguineguin, Juan Carlos Valeron de 38 year old, and the Mexican from Córdoba, Ulysses Davila, who contributed to the victory over Hercules with a brutal hat-trick. Meanwhile, The Canarian scored his first brace in professional football, which he completed by giving an assist to seal the 3-1 in front of Mirandes. Almost 6000 minutes the canary had not scored a goal in the team that saw him born as an elite footballer and to which he has returned to finish his career as a footballer. said so much, wrote it down last millennium, a 15 June 1997 in front of Toledo in the Salto del Caballo.
The Assault of the Day: Quique Setién's men continue with their firm step in the competition. Last Saturday there was a real battle in Ponferrada. In an always very complicated field like El Toralín, the revelation team of the championship, emerged victorious thanks to two goals in the second half, one of them at the last minute. Lugo is thus only two points behind the leadership that remains in the hands of the Dean, who managed to scratch an agonizing point in Mendizorroza and thanks, since he lost by 3-1 in the minute 83.
What a streak...Alcorcón finally put an end to their negative streak in front of goal. After 540 minutes without touching the rival nets, the Madrid team not only scored one goal but two. Both goals were cooked from set pieces from the corner with headers from Héctor Verdes and Babín in the last minute. But they had to wait for added time to celebrate the victory and sign the journey of the 3 points to Santo Domingo, when goalkeeper Dani Giménez stopped a maximum penalty to Gato.
I will say goodbye today talking about the tremendous equality that exists in this beautiful category, where the difference between the leader and the penultimate is only 12 points. A category where a team like Eibar, newly promoted, has slipped into the top six, beating teams that started the season very strong in the table, that they are losing steam lately and that they have recently been in the First Division of Spanish football. Equipment with hearth, cache, history and power like Zaragoza, Sporting Gijon, Numancia and Murcia. Professional football afternoons have returned through the front door to Ipurua, the stadium of one of the teams that has spent the most seasons in the silver category.