Oyarzabal, a ’10’ from 11m

first_imgIt seemed that it was going to be a long time until the realistic parish found a substitute for as many guarantees as the Donostiarra, but it was not long in coming. Oyarzabal scored his first penalty curiously against the only opponent who saw his predecessor fail one. In fact, in that match he scored two to Unai Simón, goalkeeper of Athletic Club, who served to prevail 1-3 in the New San Mamés.Since then, the eibartarra has not failed a single penalty. There are already ten who have scored in his career as a professional. Also last season he scored the maximum penalty he had against Sevilla, although that time it did not help, since his team was thrashed 5-2. This season he has already scored five. In addition to the two who have helped the Txuri-Urdin qualify for a final 32 years later, it has marked Valencia, Alavés and Barcelona.If we add all of them who put in the semifinals of the U21 Eurocup last summer against France, are a total of nine penalties scored from nine thrown. He was not the only one who threw with the U21, as he put another one in France in a friendly match played in November 2018. That characteristic jump of captain txuri-urdin is on his way to becoming one of the most infallible penalty kickers in our football. Despite his young age, Mikel Oyarzabal, Captain and referent of the Royal SocietyHe has a confidence in himself and an improper coldness for someone so young. Today he proved it again, by scoring the first goal of the semifinals of the Copa against Mirandés. He did it from 11 meters, as he would do in the match that was played at the Reale Arena.Anyone would say that when he retired, Xabi Prieto not only left Mikel Oyarzabal with the honor of wearing the ‘10’ of the Royal Society, but also his cold blood at the time of throwing the penalties. Whoever was a realistic captain, wearing the elastic txuri-urdin for 15 seasons, only one of the 21 maximum penalties that he threw throughout his career failed. It was January 28, 2007, in the defeat of the San Sebastian by 0-2 against their maximum rival, Athletic Club.last_img read more

Starter or not, Ravena makes same impact for Blue Eagles

first_imgAteneo’s match-ups against De La Salle are usually a cause for both teams to bring forward its best cards from the opening bell, yet the Blue Eagles decided to pull off one trick up their sleeves.ADVERTISEMENT The Blue Eagles had a chance of clinching a twice-to-beat advantage prior to their second game against the Green Archers in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament, and head coach Tab Baldwin decided that his superstar Thirdy Ravena would come off the bench in a surprise coaching move.This was Ravena’s first game of this season that he came in as a substitute but Baldwin’s move worked its magic as the defending champions swept their season series against last year’s runners-up with a 71-62 win Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“There was nothing different for me because coach Tab knows what he has to do to prepare a player,” said Ravena.”I just have to be ready to all the instances that may happen and it means I’ll be coming of the bench so be it.”Ravena actually led the Blue Eagles’ offense with 14 points while grabbing 14 rebounds and swatting away two shots. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum NU’s Clemente owes career game to teammates “As a veteran I know I have to produce for the team and it’s also a challenge as a player of Ateneo,” said Ravena. “And what made us successful was our mantra of doing it for our teammates.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown He also had to play deeper into the lane after big men Angelo Kouame, Raffy Verano, and Isaac Go got into foul trouble during the first half.“We lost our bigs early in the game but it’s all about the team mentality of ‘next man up,’” said Ravena.And even though he didn’t start the game, Ravena had his imprint in the finish.Ravena capped off the Blue Eagles’ 11-2 run with a booming three-pointer that gave them a 71-58 buffer with 2:06 left in the game.And that scoring spurt ultimately doomed the Green Archers, who fell to an 8-5 record while they watched the Blue Eagles capture the twice-to-beat advantage with a league-leading 11-2 record.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more