Eibar secure fourth consecutive win by defeating Burgos
Jon Bautista scored the winner to secure three points for Garitano’s men, who produced a dominant performance
A 34th-minute header from Jon Bautista has handed Eibar their fourth consecutive win. The Armeros produced a superior performance and showed their resolve across the 90 minutes.
Ahead of starting the game, ex Armero Miguel Ángel Atienza received the fans’ Eskozia La Brava trophy, awarded to the bravest player from last season.
In the game itself, Eibar started the clash excellently, creating danger from the off. In the seventh minute, there was a clear chance, with Stoichkov delivering a fine cross, allowing Nolaskoain to force Caro into a good stop. In the 14th minute, Matheus’ took aim from outside the area, but couldn’t quite find the net.
After early pressure, the goal arrived in the 34th minute, and from a set-piece. Matheus delivered a pin-point corner from the left to find Jon Bautista, who headed into the bottom corner. It was a just reward for the pressure applied by the Armeros.
The only real danger created by Burgos in the whole of the first half arrived in the 42nd minute. Atienza took aim and forced a brilliant save from Luca Zidane.
After the break, Burgos were forced to take risks to get back into the game. Eibar’s dominance weakened as a result, but Gaizka Garitano’s men held on through the inevitable period of suffering to secure the win, consolidating their position in the automatic promotion positions.
There was a special celebration with fans after the game for captain Anaitz Arbilla, who confirmed his stay with the team until 2024 on Saturday. Congratulations, captain!