Athletic Club’s starting eleven line up against Espanyol: Ainhoa, Vanessa, Marta M., Itziar, Tzibi, I.Murua, Iraia, Orueta, Ibarra, Zuriñe and Erika.
Waiting for their opportunity on the bench: María, L.Zabala, Nekane, Zarate, Lorena, M.Padilla and Nerea. Nerea wearing the number 31.
On behalf of the local team: Cristina, Ane, Olga, Miriam, M.Torrejón, Noemi, Carol, Marta Cubí, Nuria, Olga R. and M.Corredera. On the bench: Lara, Sara, Vicky, Natalia, Rocío and Marina.
Refereed by Emilio José Rubio Pérez, with the aid of Moro and Gayoso.
12:03. Match gets underway
(5′) Double opportunity, Itziar fires away but the ball is repelled by a defender and later the shot at goal by Erika is sent to corner.
(6′) Great move by Erika, who reaches the other end of the field but her pass behind goes nowhere as there’s no one there to take it.
(8′) 0-1. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAL. Orueta to Ibarra, who kicks it deep and to the centre which is finished off by I.Murua.
(20′) Wicked shot at goal by M.Corredera and an excellent move by Ainhoa who sends it to corner with her hand.
(26′) Crossed shot at goal by M.Cubí just misses scraping past the post.
(43′) I.Murua fires away but the ball is caught with difficulty by the goalie.
13:06. Start of the second half.
(50′) 1-1. A deep pass to Marta Cubí, who evens the match.
(52′) 2-1. The indecisiveness of a Red-White defender allows Miriam to take advantage and score another goal (2-1).
(55′) Shot taken by M.Corredera sent to corner by Ainhoa.
(60′) Change made by Athletic: Lorena in for Vanessa.
(66′) Yellow card for Tzibi. Her fifth so she won’t be playing next week.
(68′) Shot taken by Espanyol which again goes astray after having scraped the post.
(70′) Change by Athletic: Nekane steps in for I.Murua.
(71′) Change made by Espanyol: Sara in for Nuria.
(73′) 3-1. Foul taken by M.Torrejón and Marta Cubí, with a header, scores the third.
(75′) Erika takes off and her crossed shot at goal hits the post.
(77′) Yellow card for Erika for complaining.
(81′) Change by Athletic: M.Padilla replaces Erika.
(83′) Change by Espanyol: Vicky steps in for M.Corredera.
(87′) Change by Espanyol: Lara in for Carol.
(87′) Change by Athletic: Nerea replaces Zuriñe. It’s Nerea’s debut with the premier team.
(90′) Nothing less than three consecutive saves by Ainhoa.
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Ane Azkona given the all-clear
The Athletic striker is back to full fitness
A two-week break for Athletic Club Women
Iturregi’s lionesses won’t be in Primera Iberdrola action until February 27
Lucía García called up to Spanish national team
The forward is in the squad for the two upcoming Euro 2022 qualifying fixtures
The Lionesses fall to narrow defeat in Madrid
The Lionesses deserved more after a much improved second-half performance
Athletic Club Women back to winning ways
Oguiza goals either side of a Nekane strike see Athletic ease to a 3-0 win over RCD Espanyol
Irene Oguiza: a long road to recovery
The young footballer suffered a serious injury in February 2020, only a short while after her first-team debut
Back to normality for the Lionesses
Iraia Iturregi’s players are preparing to face Espanyol on Sunday after spending time in compulsory quarantine
Athletic Club Women vs Real Betis postponed
The RFEF has called off this Sunday’s Primera Iberdrola match
One point for the Lionesses after last-minute own goal
A cruel end to the match sees Athletic pick up a point in Badajoz