The difficulty grows for Athletic

Athletic is gradually consuming days of the concentration in Switzerland. The rojiblancos held their second training session yesterday at the FC Abtwil field and today they will play their second friendly of the stage. The team of Marcelino faces Dynamo Kyiv in Winterthur (15 hours), a town 62 kilometers from Sankt Gallen.

The difficulty grows for the lions. The Ukrainian team was the champion of the League and the Cup of their country last season. Those led by Mircea
Lucescu they finished the regularity tournament with 65 points, 11 more than the second classified, Shakhtar Donetsh, after a balance of 20 victories, 5 draws and a single defeat. It is the most successful club in Ukraine, with 16 Leagues, 12 Cups and 5 Super Cups. Eleven of its players have played in the last European Championship. It has only been surpassed in this regard by four teams.

The Bilbao team continued yesterday with its preparation in Switzerland. The rojiblancos began training at 10.20 in the morning with the corresponding warm-up in which the entire group worked, including From frames Y Sancet. Later, the one from Laguardia exercised separately and did not do the rest of the work with his colleagues, as happened in the afternoon session on Sunday. The versatile footballer suffers from muscle discomfort that already prevented him from lining up on Saturday in the first test against the local team.

The one who does improve his physical condition is Oihan Sancet. The Navarrese did not train on Sunday due to a feverish process derived from a throat infection, but he did it yesterday, although at a slower pace than his teammates.

Marcelino he rehearsed the set piece. The Asturian coach complained on Saturday that they had not defended this type of play very well in the goals of the Swiss. Later the coach ordered attacking plays on the wing with the slogan that the opposing defense come out quickly when he recovers the ball. And finally, the training ended with a midfield match in which they did not participate. Unai Lopez Y Nuñez. The center-back is also working at a slower pace than his teammates.

Marcelino will have a reinforcement in Switzerland. Mikel Vesga He joined the Sankt Gallen concentration yesterday after testing negative in the relevant Covid tests. Yesterday morning he exercised in Lezama and then headed to Switzerland to join his teammates.