One of the most popular drills in training for coaches is attack vs defence.
Whether it’s your front-three against the four defenders, whether it’s two vs two or whether it’s just one attacker against one defender.
It’s a great exercise that benefits both the attacking players and the defending players.
However, La Liga side Osasuna obviously haven’t been doing too many attack vs defence sessions.
That’s because, against Real Betis on Friday night, they found themselves with six attackers running at two defenders.
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And still they failed to score.
It was only the 42-minute when Betis had a dangerous free-kick near the touchline.
They decided to play it square but it was snuffed out by Osasuna.
And then they broke forward in numbers.
Luis Ezequiel Avila came away with the ball and played an early pass out to the left to Adrian. Adrian stepped inside one of the defenders and played it back to Avila.
However, the forward’s effort was saved by former Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles.
What made the miss worse is that the match eventually ended 0-0 with Osasuna missing the chance to momentarily go second in La Liga.
Los Rojillos, who gained promotion last season, are one of four sides still unbeaten in Spain’s top-flight this season, along with Sevilla, Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao.
But with just four goals scored in their five matches – two of which during a 2-2 draw with Barcelona – it’s clear where Jagoba Arrasate’s men need to improve.
And judging by their failure to score a 6 vs 2 opportunity, they could do with being a bit more clinical infront of goal.