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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 Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 36 +40 80
2 Real Madrid 36 +37 78
3 Barcelona 36 +47 76
4 Sevilla FC 36 +23 74
5 Real Sociedad 36 +17 56
6 Real Betis 36 -2 55
7 Villarreal 36 +13 55
8 Celta Vigo 36 -2 50
9 Athletic Bilbao 36 +7 46
10 Granada 36 -16 45
11 Osasuna 36 -9 44
12 Cádiz 36 -20 43
13 Levante 36 -10 40
14 Valencia 36 -6 39
15 Alavés 36 -22 35
16 Getafe 36 -16 34
17 Huesca 36 -18 33
18 Real Valladolid 36 -19 31
19 Elche 36 -25 30
20 Eibar 36 -19 30