Three years have passed and how things have changed! It was a time when European participation was common currency, of which the rojiblancos fans are so fasting now. The delicacy of each year has become prohibitive in these last years, but on August 24, 2017 there was a chapter that right now everyone would be wanting to relive.
On that date, Athletic it was measured at Panathinaikos, who almost cut his jugular in the first leg despite Greece’s 2-3. In Bilbao the team of Kuko ziganda The Hellenes were measured to certify the pass to the final group stage of the Europa League. Gone was the preliminary match against Dinamo Bucharest (1-1 in the first leg and 3-0 in San Mamés).
The ticket was close and Athletic did not fail. At 22 minutes a vertigo play emerged between Aduriz, Susaeta and Muniain, which the Navarrese culminated after a fantastic play. There could have been more goals in an entertaining match, with phases of good play and more than 42,000 spectators. What a good times! And how the appearance of Athletic has changed “
Up to a dozen footballers no longer belong to the Bilbao entity: Kepa, Bóveda, Etxeita, Laporte, Saborit, San José, Beñat, Susaeta, Aduriz, Rico, Aketxe and Sabin Merino.