Amorebieta 0-0 Barça Atlètic: Decent draw to stay unbeaten
Tricky game at a tricky ground and it ends all square
Rafa Márquez's side couldn't find a way past Amorebieta's solid defending in the first half that they largely dominated. In the second half, it was the home side that was getting the chances, but they were unable to score either.
With 8 points out of 12, the reserves are off to a fine start in their league, and despite being held to a second draw have yet to taste defeat.
Álvaro Núñez hit the post just two minutes into the game, and that was followed by a constant onslaught on the home area. There were goal-line clearances and some fine saves from Basque stopper Unai Merino.
When Juanda came close to scoring after the restart, it looked like we were headed for another 45 minutes of blaugrana domination. Far from it, Amorebieta upped the intensity and suddenly they were the side that most looked like scoring. An impeccable Arnau Tenas was the main reason they did not..
Some inspired reading of the game from Txus Alba and Ilias Akhomach help get the Catalans back in command for the final moments, but again the scoreboard refused to budge.
SD Amorebieta: Unai Marino; Jorge Mier, Juan Rodríguez, Xiker (Etxeita min 86), Toni Herrero; Urko (Iker Seguin min 76), Sibo, Cantón (Iturraspe min 61), Rayco Rodríguez (Yriarte min 76); Eneko (Padrera min 86) y Izeta
Barça: Arnau Tenas; Núñez, Pelayo, Chadi Riad, Valle; Marc Casadó ( Álvaro Sanz min 65), Àlex Carbonell, Txus Alba (Blanco min 83); Ilias Akhomach, Roberto (Demir min 83) y Juanda (Víctor Barbera min 65)
Officials: Miguel González Díaz, Pelayo Corgo Suárez & Sílvia Fernández Pérez. Yellows for Cantón (min 29) and Urko (min 67) of Amorebieta and Juanda (min 41) and Ilias Akhomach (min 67) of Barça Atlètic