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to the modern Euro cups regulation rules the Spanish La Liga is
getting 4 berths into the Champions League and three berths into the
Europa League. But the Copa del Rey is usually won by one of the
clubs of Big Four and the 7th
final place is considered to be a pass into the Europa League. We
present to your attention a calendar battle of two challengers for
the berth into another Europa League tournament.
(the head coach José Luis Mendilibar)
Red and Blues (an analog of the CSKA Moscow’s colors) traditionally
are considered to be the third Basque club on the status after
Athletic de Bilbao and Real from San Sebastian. According to the
results of sixteen rounds Eibar has 21 points (+6=3-7) and being on
the ninth position now, José Luís Mendilibar’s team is behind the
seventh Eurocup place with two points. The Red and Blues won over
Valencia (2:1) during
the last home match.
(the head coach Pablo Machín)
season Girona was playing in Segunda that is in the second Spanish
division, and was fighting with Levante and Getafe for the berths
into La Liga. But now more modest representative of Catalonia having
already taken a place in the elite division is taking now the seventh
place that allows passing into Europa League. In two previous rounds
the current guest of Eibar and with the identical score – 1:0 had won
over Espanyol and Getafe.
Girona is ahead of the hosts with two points (23 against 21). To tell
the truth in the forthcoming match Catalans for maintaining the
present advantage over one of the competitors will be glad even with
the goalless draw. But the Red and Blues needs only the victory.
– 2.10, draw – 3.40, Girona – 3.75;
Eibar to win with the handicap (0) 1.53