Football is very beautiful but sometimes very treacherous. In the best moments of the season, when Elche, with whom they had managed to get into the play-off positions, promised them their happiest moments, Amorebieta, the last team to win only three matches in the whole season, came and woke him up from his sleep. .

The goal scored by Dorrio in the 56th minute put an end to Franjiverdos’ dreams against the Basque team, which clung to its permanent options with this victory.

Elche’s team dominated most of the match, everything, almost the entire match and in control of the game, but again they were forgiving in the opposition area and missed many clear opportunities, especially one that Mourad scored without his goalkeeper.

A defeat that broke Elche’s five-day streak without losing or conceding a goal.

Beccacece made only one forced change to the starting eleven. Rodrigo Mendoza played on the left wing in his usual place for Tete Morente, who was left out of the squad as a precaution due to the muscle discomfort he suffered during the week, and was once again in the starting five.

The match started with both teams looking for steals and quick passes after losses.

The first approach came from Amorebieta, but Rayco couldn’t shoot well.

As the minutes passed, Franjiverdes took control of the ball and the game. Nico Castro was very involved in the creation process, with the help of Nico Fernández Mercau and de Mendoza.

Clerc had more freedom to move up the left wing in Morente’s absence. By positioning himself as a third centre-back in creative duties, John helped get the ball out and later regained his pivot position. This allowed Carreira and Mario Gaspar to strike more down the right flank.

Clerc tried his luck by shooting wide from distance.

The best chance of the first half for the Basques came in the 17th minute, when Álvaro Núñez crossed from the left wing, and Dorrio’s shot was smoothly stopped by Dituro, who did almost no work in the first half.

Elche could have taken the lead in the 20th minute, when Nico Castro, the best of the French in the first half, struck the ball onto the crossbar. Pablo Campos touched the ball with his fingertips and Beccacece prevented his team from scoring.

The Elche team was feeling increasingly comfortable and dominant. Young player Rodrigo Mendoza tried to score one of the goals of the season from 30 meters in front of the opponent goalkeeper, but the ball went out.

In the latter part of the first half, another good ball from Nico Castro headed into the area saw Carreira almost take advantage but finish the ball differently.

Jandro’s team only managed to get Franjiverdes into trouble with steals in the middle of the field. Febas lost a dangerous ball which ended with a high shot from Unzeta.

The first half passed without a goal, but Elche was more ambitious and deserved to take the lead on the scoreboard.

Amorebieta improved in the second half. First he warned with Carbonell’s counter attack and the blow came in the 56th minute. In a counter-attack, Álvaro Núñez won Rodrigo Mendoza’s pass from the right wing, crossed the ball into the penalty area, and Dorrio got ahead of the Franjiverde defense and sent the ball into the net.

A real jug of cold water for the Elche interests and holy water for the Basques.

In desperation, Becaccece made three changes at once. Josan, Sergio Bermejo, who debuted as Franjiverde; and Mourad replaced Mario Gaspar and Nico Fernández, who had physical problems; and Manu Nieto.

Elche went on to equalize. Josan sent a good cross into the area, unable to find a finisher.

Garcés replaced Febas and the Elche team started playing with two strikers. Amorebieta locked himself in his field to protect his valuable loot.

On the counter attack, the Biscayans managed to score 2-0. Unzeta’s good ball into the penalty area could not be finished by Sibo.

Elche had a chance to draw. Mourad was about to capitalize on Rodrigo Mendoza’s cross. Garcés took another shot from Bigas, who gave way to Salinas.

Murad had the clearest opportunity. Nico Castro sent a wonderful ball into space past Josan from the right wing. Crevillentino saved Pablo Campos’ exit and sent the ball right into the middle of the field, where the Spanish-Moroccan decided to hit him hard, alone and without his goalkeeper, sending the entire Franjiverde team into despair.

The locals knew how to defend themselves in the last moments. Nervousness and desperation took over the Elche players, who were unable and unable to level the score.

A defeat that broke the best run of the season for the Franjiverdes, who left the promotion points, and meant that the hopes that had recovered in recent days were broken.

Next Sunday (21.00) is a match that requires a win against Eibar, a direct rival in the fight for promotion.

The lack of goals once again punished the Elche team, who failed to score in the winter market.


Amorebieta: Pablo Campos, Álvaro Núñez (Gayá, m.84), Bustinza, Etxeita, Félix Garrate, Carbonell (Yriarte, m.72), Sibo, Dorrio, Seguín (Jorge Mier, m.72), Unzeta (Edwars, m.79). ) ) and Rayco (Jauregui, art.79).

– Elche: Dituro, Carreira, Mario Gaspar (Josan, m.60), Pedro Bigas (Salinas, .88), Carlos Clerc, John, Áleix Febas (Borja Garcés, m.74), Nico Castro, Rodrigo Mendoza, Nico Fernández (Sergio Bermejo ) , m.60) and Manu Nieto (Mourad, m.60)

JUDGE: González Díaz from the Asturian school. no card

AREA: The match was played at the Athletic Club de Bilbao facilities in Lezama in front of approximately 1,500 spectators. Among them there is a small group of green franchise fans.