Athletic has two consecutive appointments at the Ciutat de Valencia in just under a week. The lions face Levante the day after tomorrow in the League and the following Thursday they repeat their rival and the stage in the Cup with the pass to the grand final at stake after the 1-1 of the first leg in San Mamés.
The last time the rojiblancos visited those of Paco López in their fiefdom, they ended with a 1-2 victory. Raul
GarciaCuriously, the two goals from Bilbao signed in that meeting. The scenario, yes, was not the same as the current one, since the clash had to be held in La Nucía when the granota stadium was in full reform phase.
The Navarrese has this season a total of seven goals distributed almost evenly in the three competitions in which the lions take part. In the League he signed a penalty in Mestalla, with Garitano still on the bench, and two to Getafe in San Mamés. In the Cup he beat the goals of UD Ibiza and Betis, with a target in the penalty shoot-out added against the Sevillians. In the Super Cup, finally, he scored both goals against Madrid in the semifinals.