The aristocratic silhouette of Donostia, hidden behind the storm that plagued the Cantabrian for days, is drawn on the shirt that premiered the Royal and that was sold as churros in the Anoeta store, opposite, precisely, of a truck that sells churros and He also had his clientele on a bad night. In elegant dark blue, the uniform gave a serious air to a cheerful team. And his game was serious in the first part, almost grimly, against a Leganés crowded in his area, who premiered coach, Vasco Aguirre, but no better customs, and who with a line of five defenses tried to stop the San Sebastian, the that the Madrid team seemed to have too much fear to let go. The tactic resulted in the pickles, who drew a tie from the new leader, who will be at least for a few hours. There was no celebration, however, after a new stumbling block.
A shot of Merino, which diverted Cuéllar next to the post, was the only shot with real fire that the San Sebastian team tried, master of the ball, but stuck in his game, in a field heavy by the incessant rain, and he could not take advantage of the dynamism of Portu and Oyarzabal, which barely had spaces. The stunned visitor behind caused more alert in front of his own goal than the local artillery.
Remiro, Robin Le Normand, Zaldua (Aritz Elustondo, min. 83), Llorente, Monreal, Igor Zubeldia, Januzaj (Luca Sangalli, min. 68), Merino, Oyarzabal, Willian José (Isak, min. 77) and Portu.
Pichu, Bustinza, Siovas, Omeruo, Rosales, Kévin Rodrigues, Recio, Arnáiz (Youssef En-Nesyri, min. 45), Óscar Rodríguez (Guido Carrillo, min. 69), Roque Mesa and Braithwaite (Aitor Ruibal, min. 87) .
1-0 min. 62: Merino. 1-1 min. 77: Youssef En-Nesyri.
Juan Martínez Munuera
Monreal (min. 19),
Merino (min. 95),
Bustinza (min. 37),
Omeruo (min. 85),
Rosales (min. 93),
Kévin Rodrigues (min. 56) and
Hard (min. 1).
Kévin Rodrigues (min. 96).
The entire first half was played in the Leganés field, which when stretched it was done shyly, although it may be exaggerated to qualify the Aguirre team's attack game in that way, which was scared every time it crossed the midfield and that He only worried in two actions with the ball stopped, in which the ball went through the area of Remiro, but without anyone finishing off. The goalless draw was going well, it was the message that conveyed the game of an off team.
But in front of a Real that has ample attacking resources, that discourse of fear can be dangerous. It happened in a corner kick as it could have happened in any other approach of which Cuellar resolved before the San Sebastian goal. In the 62nd minute he could not do anything with the shot in the first suit of Mikel Merino, which rewarded the serious work of the Real, although his game was not too cheerful.
But instead of feeling sure of herself, the Real entered the doubt. Suddenly a point of fragility was observed, in contrast to the solidity he had exhibited until that moment.
The Leganés took a small step, minimum, almost imperceptible, or let go, who knows, knowing that he was lost, and while the vital tone of the San Sebastian fell, the pickling biorhythms rose, which in his only lucid action of the whole game, they opened the space for Roque Mesa to put the ball in the head of En Nesyri, who from the penalty spot beat Remiro. A Leganés of minimums, matched the scoreboard almost without arguments and then defended that point with nails and teeth. With the draw, Real sleeps as a leader, but that was not what he wanted. They ended up serious, without joy.