Athletic is back. He played his last game on July 19 in Granada, in the League, from which he returned with that blushing 4-0. The lions returned to training in Lezama on August 13 and today they have their first pre-season friendly. Door closed. The newly promoted to Second Logroñés (20.00 hours) in Las Gaunas are measured. With a renewed version of the Bilbao outfit, 2.0. Conditioned by the six positives and five injured. Eleven casualties. The call for 22 players is full of homegrown players who have found a showcase to make merits. Garitano wants to see them before making decisions.
On the list, with the absence of Herrerín who is looking for a team because he wants to go, there are only 12 players from the first team. One of them is Unai Simon who, after this gig in La Rioja, will miss the other three scheduled for now because on Monday he concentrates with the national team and will be out all week to face the games with Germany, in Stuttgart on the 3rd, and Ukraine, in Madrid on 6.
The first team is alson Ezkieta, already ascending to the rank of second goalkeeper, Balenziaga, Capa, De Marcos, Lekue, Yeray, Dani García, Muniain, Raúl García, Kodro and Villalibre. In the expedition to Logroño, which will leave Bilbao at 5.30 p.m., figure Iñigo Vicente, who has returned after his loan to Mirandés and has not yet made his debut as a lion. The technician asks him for a jump.
Victor, that already premiered with Athletic against Osasuna, Morcillo and Zarraga they are the cubs cited as deserving since the beginning of the preseason. Too Son tan, but it is not in the call. Yes there are other homegrown players who have been incorporated on the fly due to losses. First, Ewan Urain and Nico Serrano. And also the last to arrive, Paredes, Sillero, Luengo and Prados.
Four of the six positives returned to Lezama yesterday, Williams, Unai López, Núñez and Córdoba. But far from being available. Sancet and Larra they have not passed the tests and remain isolated. Among the injured, Iñigo Martínez, Vesga and Nolaskoain advance in their recovery. Yuri He follows an alternative route to get to the start of the League due to his pubalgia. AND Ibai He’s out with his broken collarbone.
In front they will have a Logroñés led by Sergio Rodriguez with familiar faces. Starting with the ex-lion Cesar Caneda, who has signed 42 years, and the former puppies Gorka Pérez, Lander Olaetxea and Ander Vitoria. Also the former Eibar will meet again with Jon Errasti.
The Riojans already played their first game of this stage of filming last week against Real in Zubieta. They fell to the San Sebastian 3-1, with a double of For your and goal of Willian Jose opening the scoreboard for the locals and both Andy for visitors by closing the account. Things from these times of the coronavirus, Garitano He said that they will have to return without showering.
Tonight in Las Gaunas against Logroñés is the first of the four friendlies that the Bilbao team has scheduled so far. He will surely add some more to this preseason schedule.
On Wednesday September 2, the Garitano They will receive (11:00 am) Alavés in Lezama. On Friday 4, they will visit (12.00 hours) Oviedo de Kuko ziganda at the Carlos Tartiere. And on Saturday 5 (11.30 am), again at the rojiblancas facilities, the lions will meet Eibar de Mendilibar.