Athletic Club have had to struggle hard to get a place in the Copa de la Reina 2020 quarter-finals. The red-and-white side prevailed over Unión Deportiva Granadilla Tenerife in overtime thanks to goals from Garazi Murua and Lucía García in a match where both teams were evenly matched.
The 90 minutes passed without many remarkable opportunities, the alternating ball possession and the lack of chances from both teams were the main protagonists. Only a couple of times did Lucía García get near the goal, while Valdezate and Azkona launched two hesitant shots in the first half. The Lionesses had a great opportunity to score after a one-on-one between Lucía and Alina Reis, but the goalkeeper cleared it in extremis. The second half followed the same script. On 93 minutes, Oihane Valdezate could have avoided overtime with an angled shot that scraped the bar.
In extra time, as Azkona entered the box through the right wing, she was fouled by Patry Gavira, who hit the player from Navarra on her face with her foot. The penalty was taken and converted by Garazi. Valdezate was about to increase the tally on 105 minutes, but it was Lucía García who decided the game in a counter-attack. Vanesa Gimbert, on 119 minutes, headed in the third after a corner-kick and took the Lionesses right to the Copa de la Reina quarter-finals, whose draw will be held next Friday.
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