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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 31 +37 70
2 Real Madrid 31 +29 67
3 Barcelona 30 +43 65
4 Sevilla FC 31 +21 64
5 Villarreal 31 +14 49
6 Real Betis 31 -3 48
7 Real Sociedad 31 +15 47
8 Granada 30 -14 39
9 Levante 31 -6 38
10 Celta Vigo 31 -7 38
11 Athletic Bilbao 30 +6 37
12 Osasuna 31 -9 37
13 Cádiz 31 -18 36
14 Valencia 31 -5 35
15 Getafe 31 -12 31
16 Alavés 31 -22 27
17 Huesca 31 -15 27
18 Real Valladolid 30 -14 27
19 Elche 31 -21 26
20 Eibar 31 -19 23