Eibar, to repeat the miracle of 99

To the Eibar, red lantern of LaLiga Santander and with salvation to seven points with five rounds to go, he only has to appeal to his miracle of June 20, 1999 to avoid relegation. 22 years ago, the gunsmiths, who were almost evicted, consummated a historic salvation with five victories in the last five days, against Osasuna (2-0), Hercules (1-3), Barça B (2-0), Albacete (0-1) and Toledo (3-0, to seal his stay in Second A.

With six days remaining, the Eibar, who had been downhill for most of the course, was 12 points away from salvation. Before the last day they had descended Ourense Y Hercules and for the remaining post, Eibar Y Barça B they had 44 points; Leganes Y Mallorca B, 46 and Logroñés, 47.

Eibar, trained by Alfonso Barasoain, He faced the last day in need of a carom to support himself. It was necessary for the Basques to win at home a Toledo that he aspired to promotion positions and that the Mallorca B fell before Hercules. The match of Ipurua immediately opted for the local side with goals from Goio (1′), Iturrino (54 ‘) and Sand (80 ‘) and the duel ended 3-0. The public was more aware of the transistors to follow the development of the confrontation between Mallorca B and Hercules (which was already descended), two teams whose owner was the same person: the Balearic businessman Antonio Asensio.

The Mallorca B, who had never been in relegation position all season, received two goals and shortened distances in 70 ‘, but the Alicante scored again in 86’, thanks to a maximum penalty transformed by Conte, to establish the final 1 -3. This match was refereed by the Donostiarra Xabier Eleizegi, currently arbitration delegate of the Real society, who whistled two penalties against the locals and showed a red to each team. Once salvation was accomplished ‘in extremis’, there was an invasion of the countryside by the public of Ipurua to celebrate a miraculous salvation in the silver category that the Barça fans will never forget.

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