Day 16 kicked off at Unbe with a great match between Eibar and Real Sociedad, opening a weekend in which three games were subtracted by COVID-19 (Barça-Granadilla, Sporting de Huelva-Levante and Rayo Vallecano-Espanyol). The duel between armeras and San Sebastian was drawn on the scoreboard after a goal from Sanni Franssi on the horn. The Finn saved the furniture for her team after a match starring the great saves and interventions by both goalkeepers (Noelia García and Nanclares), category goals by Kgatlana and Palacios and a penalty that seemed to leave the victory for the locals in the final stretch.
The meeting in the Eibar field started with a victory by the minimum at halftime, after a great first half by Eibar. Iker Dorronsoro’s plan worked perfectly, with a great defensive game. The gunsmith team ceded possession to the Royal Society and remained locked behind. An a priori dangerous situation, with the great physical demand that it entails, but which they knew how to take advantage of through the speed of its great star Thembi Kgatlana.
The South African striker took advantage of an error in the ball exit of Real Sociedad to sign a gallop of scandal and send the ball into the net with a great goal. Kgatlana thus signed his sixth target with Eibar, which he overtook on the scoreboard after overcoming with his move and shot several defenders and the txuri-urdin goal.
Second part of heart attack in Unbe
It was also decisive for gunsmiths Noelia Garcia. The Catalan goalkeeper was providential with her stops, among which she stood out a heads up with Nahikari and a saving hand at the start of the second half. His counterpart in the opposite area took center stage shortly after, with a great intervention by Nanclares to save Real from 2-0. His action became more good moments later, with the arrival of the tie.
With the dominance of possession, Natalia Arroyo’s team showed great difficulties to transform their chances into goals against a crowded Eibar defense. But, the goal ended up coming through Kiana Palacios. The Mexican forward sent the ball to the net after hooking a rebound from Noelia García on the front, who was about to perform another miracle.
Eibar, who believed and managed to take the victory against the Donostiarras, did not fall down. The tiebreaker came from the penalty spot, after a demolition of Mendoza to Kgatlana. He played it, preceded by another Nanclares paradón, ended with 2-1 in the light after María Llompart will transform the maximum penalty.
The wind in Unbe was already blowing with an air of victory when Sanni Franssi appeared over the horn to save a decisive point. A jug of cold water for an Eibar that was already looking up in the classification. The gunsmith team has been chaining three rounds without losing and they are still on a roll in their goal of signing the permanence. For its part, Real loses the opportunity to put itself at the gates of Europe, with a point that keeps them in the fight to storm the Champions League positions.