133 matches, and counting. Iñaki Williams has passed the mark that the legendary goalkeeper from Durango, Carmelo Cedrún, had set back in his time, which now makes him lead this particular classification in Athletic’s history. In a more explosive football, with a very busy calendar, large squads and their rotations, Williams continues giving his all week after week. The 132 games Carmelo played in a row were also praiseworthy, as he had to tackle the rough football played at the time, with no substitutions or breaks, having far fewer fixtures per season. Two players forged in iron that will have the chance to see each other before the match between Athletic and Granada kicks off this Sunday.
Carmelo Cedrún will enjoy the match against the Andalusian team from the Directors’ Box in San Mamés, in the company of his loved ones. The Mayor of Aspe, Antonio Puerto, in representation of their City Council, has also been invited to the event. From the beginning, and in order to help our Supporters’ Club in this town from Alicante, they have shown their active involvement in the organization of the next International Congress at the beginning of next May.
The rest of Supporters’ Clubs that will join them in the Directors’ Box at San Mamés will be those from Cascante, Miranda de Ebro, Peña Oskar Tabuenka, Elorrixo, El Ribero, Eragobe from Erandio, Erik Morán from Portugalete and Peña de Espinosa de los Monteros.
Beñat: “It is going to be a nice match”
The red-and-white player, former player of Betis, hopes to continue with the success of Athletic against a rival “in a very positive dynamic”
The strength of San Mamés
Athletic is the least scored team in La Liga and has 19 home points, a record that until the end of 2019 could only surpass four clubs
Training schedule until 8 December
Athletic Club’s first team has announced the following schedule until 8 December, susceptible of last-minute changes
Garitano: “We’ve deservingly won the match”
The manager has expressed his satisfaction with their win against Granada: “We lacked fluency, but we persevered and finally found the goals”
Shot up the table after defeating Granada
Athletic consolidate their place among the top positions in the standings after getting 13 out of the last 15 possible points, with goals from Raúl García and Yuri Berchiche
Squad announced for the match against Granada CF
Gaizka Garitano has selected 19 footballers for tomorrow’s fixture at San Mamés (2.00pm) corresponding to the 15th matchweek in LaLiga Santander
“We have to start from scratch to win”
Gaizka Garitano admits being “glad about the work of his players” but warns that whatever they have done before will not give them the three points against Granada CF at San Mamés
“We have a high morale”
Ander Capa affirms that the “morale is high” in the team after winning in Pamplona and calls for focus in their duel with Granada CF to keep the streak of good results alive
Betis-Athletic Club: ticket collection
There will be no match ticket draw for the fixture at Benito Villamarín, so all the people who registered for it can collect their tickets
The Cup match against FC Intercity, at 9:00 pm
The match of the first qualifying round of the King’s Cup has not yet stadium after the rejection of the Federation of the usual field of FC Intercity