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.
Victory in Athletic Club Women’s first friendly of 2020-21
Despite not playing since March, Athletic Club Women defeat Alaves 0-2
Primera Iberdrola fixture list released
The lionesses start the Primera Iberdrola against Deportivo Abanca on October 4 and finish against the same side on June 27
A long-awaited friendly for the lionesses
After seven months without a match, the lionesses take on Deportivo Alavés this evening at 18:30 (CET)
Live on Youtube: Athletic Club Women vs Deportivo Alavés
The lionesses’ first pre-season friendly will be aired live on Athletic Club’s official Youtube channel
Primera Iberdrola restart brought forward to October 4
The RFEF have confirmed that the Primera Iberdrola will kick off on the weekend of October 3, whilst the Reto Iberdrola is set to begin on October 17
Athletic Club Women’s work schedule until September 20
After many failed attempts, this week the lionesses will play Reto Iberdrola side Alavés in their first friendly of the pre-season
Moraza, five years of continuous progression
The defender from San Sebastian, who has improved significantly since her arrival at Lezama, is today celebrating her fifth anniversary as a lioness
Athletic Club Women’s work schedule until September 13
The lionesses, in a long and atypical pre-season, continue preparing for the start of the Primera Ibedrola 2020-21 season
Lucía García and Moraza called up to the Spain team
The striker and right-back have been selected by head coach Jorge Vilda to take part in the qualifier against Moldova on September 19
The Primera Iberdrola kicks off on October 18
The RFEF have given Athletic Club Women a start date for the Primera Iberdrola 2020-21 season