Sabadell live their groundhog day in the final stretch

The Sabadell continues one more week as penultimate classified of Laliga Smartbank after losing 1-0 in Logroño with a goal conceded in the last quarter of an hour, a circumstance that has been repeated in seven of the eight defeats, in the eleven games that the Catalan team has played.

Seven of the eight harlequinade defeats have been in the last quarter of an hour. This is how scores and losses are distributed. Malaga and Mirandés they won with goals scored in the 75th minute. The 84th minute is a nightmare. There they lost 1-0 to Mallorca, Espanyol and Logroñés. Rayo Vallecano beat them back in their first match with 2-1 in 88. The height of misfortune occurred against Almería who won in the 93rd minute playing with 10 and with the Harlequins missing a penalty.

Losing in the last minutes has stopped being an anecdote to be a problem. Coach Antonio Hidalgo was clear after the last case in Las Gaunas. “We have to analyze what happens in the last minutes because we cannot continue like this.” And it is that history repeats itself.

In fact, the only one of the eight defeats that has not had to do with goals ‘in extremis’ was in Albacete by a clear 3-0 and with the three goals conceded before game time.

Sabadell has added his seven points keeping a clean sheet. He drew in Zaragoza and beat Leganés (1-0) and Ponferrada (0-3). The seven goals that the Vallesan team has scored have always been before the 60th minute.