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REVIEW: REAL SOCIEDAD B 1 - DEPORTIVO B 1 (SEGUNDA B)

15 Sep 2008
First point for Fabril on the present season. Depor B visited Real Sociedad B with a defensive scheme, similar to the one used by Lotina against Villarreal. And it was close to work as the team was leading the score fifteen minutes before the end. But an error of Manu allowed the equaliser.

BEFORE THE GAME
After two defeats in liga, coach Tito Ramallo decided to make some slightly changes in the formation. He kept the 4-2-3-1 system, but it was just in the paper. Because he â€?copied’ the tactic of Lotina as Fabril performed with three defensive midfielders: Nacho Matador and Momar repeated their appearance in the formation while ex-Valladolid Chema made his debut occupying the right wing. Iv??n Carril covered the left wing and other modification was to see French Lassad playing as second striker, just behind Hugo Garc?­a.

THE MATCH
Both teams arrived to this game pressured for the poor results in the first two matchdays. Fabril with zero points and �Sanse’ -as the fans refer to Real Sociedad B- with only one. Perhaps that’s why both sides offered a poor spectacle like the one saw at Zubieta during Sunday’s noon. And it’s that both teams played badly and there were only a few chances to score goals.

Real Sociedad B dominating the actions since the beginning, but they were facing a defensive Fabril that was more worried about not suffering a new defeat. The Basques had the ball but they suffered to create any danger against Manu, while the Galicians were grouped around its zone. That was the script of the movie saw throughout the match.

The first clear opportunity arrived until minute 31. Lander Gabilondo, the most promising player in the Basque team, find the ball to release a shot that defeated Manu, but central defender Granado –who actually played as left-back in this occasion- cleared the ball in the goal line. That was all the danger the home team created during the first part, while the visiting side just created a couple of occasions with long-distance shots from Lassad, definitely the best player at Fabril during the encounter.

Things didn’t change too much for the second part. Fabril continued defending the result while Real Sociedad was having the ball possession. This time the Basque were insisting by the wings, but the response was the same: a solid defence by Ramallo’s boys.

It seemed the game would end goalless, but Lassad Nouioui appeared to give hope to the Galicians. It was a fast counterattack in which the French striker was left alone against goalkeeper Antonio Ramirez. After the goal, the home team became more disordered and Lassad was close to double the advantage, but this time Ramirez stopped his shot. Those were the only two attacks made by Depor B in the whole second half.

N this occasion Hugo Garc?­a wasn’t noticed on the pitch and his place was taken by Dani, who neither appeared too much. With the advantage in the score, Ramallo modified his defensive approach replacing Chema with Iv??n P?©rez, he was trying to rescue the offensive line, sector that was drown by the Basques. But just four minutes later the equaliser arrived.

It was a big error of keeper Manu who lost an aerial ball  Lander Gabilondo was just there to capitalise the mistake and rescue a point for the home side. The last five minutes were the toughest ones for Depor B, with a Sanse that was pushing strongly and with the polemic decision of referee Roche Ferrer who sent out Momar for accumulation of yellow cards and after a doubtful foul over a rival. Tito Ramallo was also sent out during the stoppage time due to his protests.

AFTER THE GAME
First point for Deportivo B on the season. It should be considered as a prize due the poor game practiced by Ramallo’s squad. But it’s also true that Real Sociedad B neither deserved the victory. Depor B still living in relegation with only one point after three matches. On the next weekend Fabril will host Guijuelo at Abegondo. The team from Salamanca suffered two defeats in the first two matchdays, but on Sunday they defeated Pontevedra (3-1).

MATCH STATISTICS
Real Sociedad B: Ram?­rez - Plaza, Kintana, Esnaola, Sarasola - Cadamuro (Ozkoidi 69’), Illarramendi, Zurutuza (Orbegozo 88’), Gabilondo - Sio, Agirretxe.
Deportivo B: Manu – Sergio Benito, Juanan, Rochela, Granado - Momar, Nacho Matador - Chema (Iv??n P?©rez 75’), Lassad (Guille 89’), Iv??n Carril - Hugo Garc?­a (Dani 55’).
Goals: 0-1: (59’) Lassad, 1-1: (78’) Gabilondo.
Referee: Roche Ferrer. He showed yelow card to Illarramendi, Iv??n Carril and Sergio Benito. Momar was sent off. Also coach Tito Ramallo.
Venue: Zubieta. (500)

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