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2020-2021 LaLiga
  • Álvaro Negredo (40')

Goalkeeper Dmitrovic continues Eibar penalty woes

Faced with a poor penalty record this season, Eibar again turned to goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic in Saturday's La Liga game at Cadiz but the move did not pay off as they suffered a 1-0 defeat.

The Serbian, who beat Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak from the spot in a 2-1 defeat in January, assumed the responsibility when his team earned a second-half penalty while trailing 1-0.

He could not repeat the feat against Cadiz's Jeremias Ledesma, however, as the Argentine guessed the right way to parry Dmitrovic's powerful kick.

Eibar dropped to 18th in the standings and into the relegation zone having failed to win any of their last nine league games.

If they do go down, they may rue their penalty failings, with Dmitrovic's miss the fourth of seven spot-kicks the Basque side have squandered this season.

Their only player with a 100% record from the spot is Esteban Burgos, who converted penalties in wins over Betis and Real Valladolid, but the Argentine defender has recently been dropped from the side due to poor form.

Spanish LaLiga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 26 +40 68
2 Real Madrid 26 +30 56
3 Atletico Madrid 26 +23 51
4 Real Sociedad 26 +11 48
5 Real Betis 26 +8 45
6 Villarreal 26 +8 41
7 Athletic Club 26 +8 36
8 Rayo Vallecano 26 +1 36
9 Osasuna 26 -5 34
10 Celta Vigo 26 -3 34
11 Mallorca 26 -5 32
12 Girona 26 -1 31
13 Getafe 26 -7 29
14 Sevilla 26 -13 28
15 Cádiz 26 -17 28
16 Real Valladolid 26 -18 28
17 Espanyol 26 -10 27
18 Valencia 26 -3 26
19 Almería 26 -15 26
20 Elche 26 -32 13