The Gipuzkoan derby of the reaction in Donostia

The two teams appear looking for an expected reaction after suffering a small slowdown in their aspirations in recent days.


EI Gipuzkoan derby hides behind a necessary and expected reaction of two teams that appear after suffering a small slowdown in their aspirations in recent days. Winning at the Reale Arena means straightening a path that seemed well marked a few weeks ago, but has been twisted by some, somewhat unexpected, results (follow the match live on .

It will be the first great Gipuzkoa football party at the Reale Arena, but in Guatemala it will have rather little because of how much is at stake. A defeat would cause the Royal to leave the European positions after ten consecutive days. But if it is the Eibar who loses, it can fall to decline and that would light all the alarms. Failure is prohibited, although that is a lot of talk for eibartarras in San Sebastián, where they don't know what it is to win in their seven visits in the top category. But it is best not to rely heavily on the San Sebastian, because this season when Mendilibar's team has performed best is when it has been most demanded in the classification.

The other ingredient that must be added is intensity, a concept without which it is impossible to understand football that both Imanol and Mendilibar want to raise, even with antagonistic styles. Eibar shuns the ball, and when he has his idea it is as basic as it is difficult to carry it out: to a band and center to the area. La Real needs leather to feel comfortable, although that in Anoeta curiously is not making it. Perhaps the return of Odegaard allows him to recover that brilliance in his game that seems to have turned off. The gunsmith technician will have to decide how to replace the absence back by penalty of Arbilla. Cote and Diop, reluctant during the week, have arrived on time.

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