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.
The Athletic-Tacón match of the Copa de la Reina will be played at San Mamés
The Directors have decided this afternoon that the pass to the semi-finals will be played next week in the stadium, in date and time to be determined
Two golden minutes for a comeback
Third time in the history of Athletic Club that the team turns around an adverse score in two magic minutes
Work plan until February 23
After three consecutive victories, the lionesses will travel to Seville at the end of the week to face Betis this Saturday at 1.00pm
Athletic turn the score round against Real and win the derby
The goals by Azkona and Lucía García, less than two minutes apart, turned the scoreline around after Real Sociedad’s early goal
CD Tacón, rival in the quarter final of Copa de la Reina
Athletic will play the domestic match on February 25 or 26
Shuttle buses for the women’s derby at Lezama
The red-and-white club and Autobuses La Union reach an agreement to provide the San Mamés-Lezama-San Mamés trip for free this Sunday
Four players called up for the UEFA U16 Tournament
Amaia Martínez, Maite Zubieta, Amezaga and Artero, from Athletic C and Cadets, called up by the Spain national team to compete between February 19 and 24
“We take the game as a final”
Ángel Villacampa expresses his excitement for a competition that “generates hope in all the teams and even more being a single match”
Unprecedented match in the Copa de la Reina
Athletic Club and UDG Tenerife will meet each other on Tuesday at 7pm at Lezama in the knockout round of sixteen
The most desired title
Athletic Club are taking part in the Copa de la Reina for their eighteenth time, a title that has eluded them despite having played two finals