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First Division - Day 19

Córdoba 1 - Eibar 1

Córdoba: Juan Carlos; Campabadal, Pantic, Crespo, Edimar; Deivid, Fausto Rossi; Fede Cartabia, Ghilas (Abel Gómez 63‘), Bebé; Andone Florin (Borja García 82’). 4-2-3-1.
Eibar: Irureta; Bóveda, Ekiza (Añibarro 46’), Raúl Navas, Lillo; Errasti, Dani García; Saúl Berjón, Manu del Moral (Arruabarrena 70’), Javi Lara (Borja 91’); Piovaccari. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 01. Andone. Ran on to Cartabia’s headed pass and steered shot past Irureta.
1-1. 73. Arruabarrena. Got on the end of Saúl cross to head wide of Juan Carlos.

Yellow cards: Raúl Navas 30’, Campabadal 32’, 56’, Deivid 38’, Ekiza 41’, Edimar 48’, Crespo 61’, Javi Lara 85’ / red cards: Campabadal 56’, Piovaccari 57’.

Eibar ended the first half of the season in eighth spot, the highest position ever achieved by a team playing in the first division for the first time, after drawing 1-1 at Córdoba on Friday evening. They were up against it though from very early on, Fede Cartabia winning the ball off Dani García straight from the kick-off and setting up Andone Florin for the opener with only ten seconds on the clock. Cartabia tested Irureta again later in the first half, but otherwise there were few chances, and both sides were left a man short after the restart, Campabadal getting himself sent off for a second yellow card and Piovaccari following him down the tunnel after sliding into Florin just a minute or so later. The visitors had hardly troubled Juan Carlos in the local goal all night, but with just over an hour gone substitute Arruabarrena got on the end of a Saúl Berjón cross to head in the equalizer. Cartabia fired a shot over and Irureta had to save from Crespo after that, but in the end both coaches settled for a point which keeps them in or around mid-table. Not bad for either though, a year or so ago even the thought of these two teams meeting in the first division would have been a dream.