The Basque giants just about edged the contest in terms of key chances created on the night but Marcelino’s side were unable to find the all important breakthrough.
Elche midfielder Fidel Chaves did have the ball in the visitors net just before the half hour mark only for a late VAR call to rule it out for an offside in the build up.
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However, the away side did slowly begin to increase the tempo after the restart, with Inaki Williams lashing a long range strike just over the bar.
But despite half chances at both ends before the final whistle neither side could find the composure to edge out a late winner.
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