What seemed almost impossible has happened. The untouchable Dani Garcia has been dethroned. He did it Unai Simon with the match against Levante. The bodyguard of the red-and-white medulla missed the match by sanction, for reaching his second cycle of yellow cards. And the goalkeeper became the lion with the most minutes in the League this season, now totaling 2,970. First step of the podium, rounding out a return to the competition signing some great performances.
Unai Simon He has played 33 of the 36 league days, in all of them starting in the starting eleven and completing the entire match. He has missed three encounters. One per rotation, when Garitano decided to place under sticks Blacksmith on the sixth day, on September 25, against Leganés in Butarque. And two for mumps in mid-January against Celta and Espanyol. Interestingly, all three ended in a draw at one.
Thus the things, Dani Garcia He is now second in this table by the minute, at 2,929. The midfielder, vital in the defensive network orchestrated by the Derio coach, has played 34 games, 32 as a starter. He has missed two by penalty and has been substituted only in one, against Real Madrid, in the 78th minute, a couple of days ago. He entered from the bench against Real at Anoeta and with Barça at Camp Nou.
And the third place today in this ranking is for another of those who make up the praetorian guard of the mister, Iñigo Martínez. His meter measures 2,880 minutes in 32 games, all of them in the starting formation and complete. In two games he has been left without a sanction or injury. Against Barça at the Camp Nou and with Getafe on the second day as a precaution after dragging some discomfort. He did not participate in the league debut against Barça in San Mamés due to a muscle problem suffered in the preseason. And he was also not against Real in Anoeta for accumulating warnings.
Although, most likely, Iñigo Martínez cede that position on Thursday against Leganés. He will miss it by sanction when he sees his tenth yellow card of the league course against Levante for a takedown of the commander Morales. Williams, currently fourth, is the one on the lookout to storm that third step. Accumulate 2,853 minutes, only 27 away from the international central. The Bilbao forward has participated in the 36 days, the only lion to do so, starting in 33.
The next three places may also undergo some modification in the two remaining days. Because they are occupied by injured rojiblancos. Fifth is Cap, with 2,781 minutes in 33 games, 31 in eleven. He was not in La Nucía due to an overload on the right adductor and it will be necessary to see if he is available to receive those from Javier Aguirre.
Sixth place goes to Yeray, with 2,720 in 31 crashes, all playing from the start. Against Real Madrid he suffered a moderate injury to the soleus of his right leg after twenty minutes of play. KO in the last four league dates. And the seventh is Yuri, who against Seville had to be relieved by a flare-up of discomfort in the proximal area of the right abductor muscles. The left-handed winger totals 2,716 minutes in 31 clashes, all in the starting eleven.
Although, really, the only one who can get into that space is the eighth passenger, Raúl García, who in 33 days on the field of play, 31 as a starter, has accumulated 2,703 minutes.
They close what would be the eleven guy for time on the field, although with a considerable jump, Muniain, ninth with 2,299 minutes, Unai López, tenth with 1,653, and Cordova, eleventh with 1,405.
Player number twelve is Nunez, with 1,390. And they would also enter a figurative regular call of 18 (now they can take up to 23 in a timely manner after the break due to the coronavirus) two that add up in this final stretch as Vesga (1,145) and Sancet (717), in addition to Ibai (672), Lekue (531), Balenziaga (518) and From Marcos (470).
They have also played this course in Liga Villalibre (445), Beñat (393), Saint Joseph (357), Kodro (352), Blacksmith (270), Larra (245), Aduriz (202) and the cub Victor (74). In total there are 26 footballers used by Garitano in the tournament of regularity.