AlavsTOAfter 16 days in the noble zone of the table
LA defeat of Alavs against Real Madrid means leaving the European positions of the classification in which he was accommodated for four months. The Vitoria are equalized with 32 points, along with Betis and Getafe, but the worst difference in the worst count between goals for and against the Vitoria (-2) against bticos and azulones knocks them out of the zone of privilege. They have been 16 days that have lived without fear or altitude sick Abelardo among the chosen of the competition and flirting with positions as the first place, even. It was on the fifth date of the championship, on September 21, when after the defeat in Vallecas (1-5) the Albiazules rose to third place. In that first third of the league and in the ninth day, after the triumph in Vigo (0-1) during that night on Friday and the first hours of Saturday they came to occupy a first virtual position in the classification. The best first round of the albiazules in their first run, to add 32 points, has been the great argument that has kept them in the headliner, between the fifth and sixth position as the most usual location and repeated throughout these four months It has also helped the strength of the Vitoria in their stadium where they have not lost a game until last week when Rayo Vallecano broke the streak of ten games and nine months undefeated in his fort of Mendizorroza.
The second round has not started well the Alavs, which counts its three games by defeats since the championship crosses its equator. It has not been able to add any point and the slip in the Bernabu joins those of Getafe (4-0) and Rayo Vallecano (0-1). The engine has gripado to the vitorianos that already closed with a tie the first return in Girona, 1-1, and only has added a point to his locker of the last twelve in game. In addition to the absence of points in these three games, they have been battered by the battering rams and other players of the Alavs, who have not been able to score a bit to their rivals in these 270 minutes of the second round. The last goal scored by the Vitorians was that of Borja Bastn, in minute 50 of the match, in Montilivi and that served to rescue that last added point. On the contrary, they have received seven goals in these three games and have generated very little offensive game flow and clear goal actions against the opposing goal.
This three-loss base equals the worst losing streak of games with Abelardo on the bench. In the month of March of last season they chained three defeats the Albiazules, against Real Sociedad, Betis and Valencia. These setbacks did not jeopardize the goal of saving an Alavs that achieved it in a comfortable way. This year these three stumbles have locked the triumphal march of an Alavs that must now strive to achieve as soon as possible that barrier of 40 points of salvation.