The offensive ineffectiveness of Levante and the Athletic Club prevented the score from varying his initial draw in a duel with greater domain of the local computer but that he lacked mordant against a rival who offered little on the grass of the Ciutat de Valencia.
In a duel in which one heavy rain made an appearance in the second half of the game, both teams showed a notable indolence in attack, although Levante showed a better face to which they did not know how to get performance.
Although it was Athletic who had the first option to open the scoring through Íñigo and they had a best stagingAfter ten minutes into the game, the locals bottled up Marcelino García Toral’s team in their area. Campaña and De Frutos haunted Unai Simón’s goal with some danger against an Athletic team that had lost the initial momentum and was looking to surprise their rival in some counter.
With the passing of the minutes the match was balancedBut neither team was particularly successful in the final meters. In fact, after half an hour of play neither one nor the other had thrown between the three sticks with danger. In the final stretch of this first half the poor proposal of Athletic was accentuated, which limited its attacking game to the search for Williams with long balls, while Levante arrived well at the front of the area but lacked mordant.
The intense rain that from the break rained on the Ciutat de València made the grass was faster and both Levante and Athletic sought to rase the ball more. It was the Levante that was most active in the resumption of the crash. He kept coming down the flanks against an Athletic that had many problems to start from behind. Levante dominated and reached the vicinity of Unai Simón but could not find the last pass with which to put the goal of the Biscayan team in trouble.
Also, in the middle of the flood, the goal of the Bilbao team showed off to save his team and avoid Jorge De Frutos’ goal at 77 minutes of play in a dry shot from the Levantine inside the area. Athletic’s response came through Nico Williams, to which Cárdenas responded well. With the Levante under siege, only the security of Yeray and Iñigo prevented the locals from taking advantage of their greater presence in the rival plot.
In the final stretch of the game, the ineffectiveness of the two teams was joined by heavy rain, which flooded practically the entire pitch until it is practically impractical.
0 – Levante: Cárdenas, Son (Miramón, m.86), Vezo, Mustafi (Duarte, m.73), Clerc, Malsa (Vukcevic, m.59), Campaña, Bardhi (Dani Gómez, m.73), De Frutos, Morales and Roger (Soldier, m.86).
0 – Athletic Club: Unai Simón, Lekue, Yeray, Iñigo Martínez, Balenziaga, Berenguer (Zárraga, m.54), Dani García, Vencedor, Muniain (Nico Williams, m.66), Raúl García (Sancet, m.54) and Iñaki Williams ( Villalibre, m.66) (Nico Serrano, m.86).
Referee: Munuera Montero (Andalusian Committee). He showed a yellow card to the locals Roger Martí and Vezo and to the visitor Yerai.
Incidents: LaLiga Santander match day 14 played at the Ciutat de València stadium before 15,600 spectators.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.