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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Kike (19')
  • Fabián Orellana (78' PEN)
  • Raúl García (8' PEN)
  • Asier Villalibre (81')

VAR called into action as Eibar draw with Athletic Bilbao

Video technology played a key role as Eibar drew 2-2 at home with Athletic Bilbao in a La Liga Basque derby played behind closed doors on Wednesday.

Athletic went ahead in the eighth minute when Raul Garcia scored a penalty awarded after the referee went to the pitch-side monitor and spotted that home defender Gonzalo Escalante had blocked a shot with his hand.

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Eibar forward Kike Garcia equalised in the 19th minute and the home side went in front with a spot-kick from Fabian Orellana in the 78th after the referee again consulted the monitor and saw Dani Garcia had hauled down Escalante while contesting a corner.

Dani Garcia quickly made amends, however, by sending in a cross for substitute Asier Villalibre to equalise with his first touch in the 81st minute.

Athletic are 10th in the standings on 39 points from 29 games while Eibar are 16th on 28.

Elsewhere, Celta Vigo drew 0-0 at Real Valladolid as their talisman Iago Aspas had penalty saved by Valladolid's Jordi Masip in the second half.

The draw left Celta hovering above the relegation zone in 17th place on 27 points. Valladolid are 14th on 33.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 35 +39 77
2 Barcelona 36 +47 76
3 Real Madrid 35 +34 75
4 Sevilla FC 35 +22 71
5 Real Sociedad 35 +18 56
6 Real Betis 35 -2 54
7 Villarreal 35 +11 52
8 Celta Vigo 35 -3 47
9 Athletic Bilbao 35 +8 46
10 Granada 35 -13 45
11 Osasuna 36 -9 44
12 Cádiz 36 -20 43
13 Levante 36 -10 40
14 Valencia 35 -5 39
15 Alavés 36 -22 35
16 Getafe 35 -15 34
17 Real Valladolid 35 -17 31
18 Huesca 35 -19 30
19 Elche 36 -25 30
20 Eibar 35 -19 29