The best and worst of Athletic against Atlético


Athletic regained the personality and competitiveness lost in previous matches, including the two Cup finals. You did not see the team playing like this. Marcelino from precisely the appointment against Atlético disputed in the Metropolitano. Facing a rival of this level who was playing the league title will bring very good returns to a good second. This is the way.


Marcelino gave confidence to Sancet Y Villalibre as more advanced men. The two homegrown players gave it back easily, especially the first one, who played his best game since he was in the first team. He came down to receive and threw his partner. In the first part he did everything right. The pity is that he could not score on a shot that went high in the 58th minute after a good counterattack.


The central defender from Ondarroa is being one of the best Athletic players this season. He had to serve a completely disproportionate penalty for four games, but then he has returned to a good level. Yesterday he played a great game at the defensive level and also joined the attack to score the winning goal in the 86th minute with a great header from a corner kick from Ibai.


Already said Marcelino in the previous one. Defeating Atlético would be a very important morale boost. The people of Bilbao not only won thanks to the goal of Iñigo
Martinez already at the end of the game, but they did it showing themselves as a team that stands up to any rival. The result and the game should be the starting point to end the season with good feelings, the first step to face the next one hundred percent from the beginning.


It was, without a doubt, the negative news of the night of San Mamés. Ander
Cap he accidentally injured his right knee. The exact scope is not yet known, but concern is high over how Portugalete’s side, who had made a great first half on his return to the team, left the field. What’s more, Raul
Garcia He had to go home before starting the game when he suffered a few tenths of fever.