A great step forward, that which was taken by Athletic Club in Gasteiz after defeating Alavés by 2-4 in the derbi at Mendizorrotza. It was a nice match, full of occasions and alternatives, both in the playing and on the scoreboard. The locals came into the game with the intention of obtaining a result that would bring them out of places of descent, creating occasions and putting on the pressure, but as the minutes passed the ´rojiblancos’ began to shake off the pressure, and after Yeste’s goal they had their best minutes. Unfortunately, a couple of mistakes by the defence brought about the 2-1(Magno and Astudillo) in just a couple of minutes and, until the half-time Athletic had lost control of the match. In the second half, the start belonged to Alavés, however, on Athetic’s first occasion, Urzaiz shot a header from center from Ezquerro. This finished Alavés, even more so with Magno’s second red card. Subsequently, Joseba Etxebarria would score the third and beautiful fourth goal – which give him 13 goals scored in the Liga, so far. The team achieves its seventh consecutive win; in the last three away matches, has obtained 12 goals.
To round off the day, an outline of wins: Bilbao-Athletic have won the right to play the ascension phase into Second Division A. The triumph by Baskonia (which makes them Third Division group champions, and which gives them the right to play for ascension into Second Division B); and the Under-12s defeat over Real Madrid, by 1-0, to classify for the final phase of the Spanish Championship, which will be played in June.
Athletic & Greece: Los Leones and the Land of the Gods
Since 1968, Athletic have played eight times against Greece's 'Big Three' of Panathinaikos FC, Olmpiacos FC and AEK Athens FC. We take a look back at those encounters.
Club Athletic: tickets for Athletic Club vs Atlético Madrid
Club Athletic supporters have an exclusive priority purchase period, until Monday morning at 10:30 CET, to get tickets for our LaLiga Matchday 17 fixture at San Mames
Athletic Club, best in Europe for using homegrown players
A CIES report shows that no other side in Europe's top five league uses as many homegrown players as often as Athletic do
Txantrea and Athletic Club: Fifty years of fruitful collaboration
On Thursday 23 November, Club president Jon Uriarte, and first team players Iker Muniain and Beñat Prados will attend a special celebratory ceremony in Pamplona
Heartfelt tribute to Caparrós in Seville
The Seville club presented their former coach with the 'Banquillo de Oro' award on Tuesday morning in an emotional ceremony in which Caparrós also received gifts from Jose Angel Iribar and Athletic Club president Jon Uriarte.
Herri Krosa passing through San Mames, in photos
The Athletic Club anthem welcomed the more than 10,000 participants who ran across the San Mames turf in a morning to remember
AC Football Center presents 'Coaches' and 'Advisory'
AC Football Center now offers intensive training courses for coaches from other professional outfits as well as a consultancy service for overseas clubs
Tickets for Athletic Club vs Rayo Vallecano on general sale
Members of the general public can now tickets for our LaLiga EA Sports clash at San Mames on December 2
Club Athletic: tickets for Athletic Club vs Rayo Vallecano
Club Athletic supporters have an exclusive priority purchase period, until Monday morning at 10:30 CET, to get tickets for our LaLiga Matchday 15 fixture at San Mames
A symbol for peace at San Mames
Athletic Club is saddened to learn of the death of Iván Illarramendi and calls for human rights and international humanitarian law to be respected