This Saturday (5.30 p.m., field 2), Athletic Club ladies’ team will compete again in Lezama in what will be the eleventh matchday of the Primera Iberdrola. The lionesses do not play at home since last October 19, when they won by 2 goals to 1 against Real Betis. After their away victory in Vallecas on Sunday, the red-and-white team will be loaded with confidence to welcome EDF Logroño, a team that has one of the most effective strikers of the category, the African Jade Boho and Barbra Banda. The first one, international with Guinea-Equatorial, already has seven goals and is only surpassed by Jennifer Hermoso in the ranking of top scorers in the highest category. Banda, meanwhile, born in Zambia, soldier and boxer in her own country before moving on to football, is the First Iberdrola’s second top assistant after signing with EDF last summer.
The Riojan team has become, together with Deportivo Abanca (who got three points in Lezama), the revelation of the championship. The team from Logroño made a historic promotion two years ago and in their debut they avoided relegation on the last day. This year things are very different, as are sixth with 14 points, one below (and one place) the lionesses. Thanks to its coach, Gerardo García, EDF Logroño has changed the half team to face its second year in the elite.
The precedents of the previous season are favorable to Athletic, who won the two matches against La Rioja: 1-3 in Las Gaunas and 4-3 in Lezama, in a thrilling match with a hat-trick of Lucía García.
Recovery process of Jone Ibáñez
Athletic Club’s player works on the recovery of the injury suffered last October
Work plan until February 3
After the victory against Valencia CF, the team will visit on Sunday the unbeaten stadium of Deportivo Abanco
Self-esteem boosting win
Athletic Club won 1-0 over Valencia CF in a match where they were far superior to their opponents, celebrating the first victory of the year
A match to react
Athletic Club and Valencia CF will try to clinch the first win of the year tomorrow at 11.00 a.m. at Lezama
SFDK will dress the women’s team for two seasons
The Basque ethical fashion brand becomes the official supplier of women’s first team streetwear
Villacampa: “It’s a match to claim us”
The red-and-white coach hopes that the team will take a step forward at home and show their best against another struggling team like Valencia CF
UDG Tenerife, rival in the Queen’s Cup
El primer partido de la competición, en octavos de final, enfrentará a las leonas con el conjunto canario en feudo rojiblanco
Copa de la Reina is back
The 16 teams of Primera Iberdrola will come up tomorrow (13:00) in a draw so as to play the quarterfinals of Copa de la Reina
Nekane Diez, another dropout
The striker injured again her femoral and is also suffering from a collateral ligament sprain in her left knee
Oguiza, organized within and outside the field
The midfielder from Durango, Industrial Organization Engineer at the University of the Basque Country, made her debut in the first team last weekend in Madrid