The other football, by Carlos Zaballa

Athletic tried yesterday, but could not with a rocky Valencia. The set of Bordalás he lost all the time in the world again, as he did in the first leg of the Cup semifinal played in San Mamés. The visiting footballers spent more time on the ground than trying to combine the ball. With this way of playing -the other football- he has made little, very little, profit this season. It is true that they reached the Cup final, but lost on penalties against Betis and in the League it will give them a lot to stay in the middle of the table, very little for a club that aspires to play in the Champions League every season .

The lions again sinned by lack of success in the last meters. Inaki Williams had two clear chances against mamardashvili, especially a one-on-one that the Ché goalkeeper pulled off very well. Later he failed to put his foot to push a ball very well placed by Yuri Berchiche from the left and already in the discount the goalkeeper made a save. villalibre He also sent the ball to the crossbar. Against a team that puts all the impediments there have been and because there is little to play, you have to take advantage of the opportunities. Otherwise, what happened to Athletic yesterday will happen, something that, on the other hand, is not new this season.

The day had started in an unbeatable way with the defeat of Real in the visit to Levante. A victory would have placed the lions two points behind the Gipuzkoans. Now we have to hope that Villarreal doesn’t beat Sevilla today.