In the season of his farewell to football, Aritz Aduriz will say goodbye today to the Copa competition in San Mamés –hopefully with two more away matches– in the first leg of the semi-final against Granada CF (9.00pm).
The red-and-white striker has played 22 Copa matches with Athletic in The Cathedral so far, in which he has scored 11 goals, the first one in 2008 in a sixteenth final match (2-0) against Hercules.
Curiously, in his first Copa match with Athletic at San Mamés, against Real Madrid in the first leg of the Round of 16 2005-06, he faced the now Granada striker Roberto Soldado.
Aduriz has played a total of 39 matches with the red-and-white shirt in the Copa (away and at home), with a total of 16 goals.
A longer history in the Copa
The red-and-white striker made his debut in the Copa on the 11th of September of 2002 in a match in which Athletic played against Amurrio in Basarte. Aduriz scored his first Copa goal at The Cathedral in January 2005, wearing the Real Valladolid shirt in the first leg of the quarter-final, which ended in a 3-2. The Athletic Club striker has played a total of 64 matches in the Copa del Rey -22 of them at San Mamés- joining his participations with Valladolid, Valencia CF, RCD Mallorca and Real Burgos.
Medical report of Asier Villalibre
The striker had to be replaced on Sunday due to an apophysis in the third lumbar vertebrae
The dream of Unai Vencedor
The player from the quarry played his first minutes at Athletic Club in the match against CA Osasuna and has become the fourth player to debut within the first male team this season
INSIDE I The four Basque derbies in San Mamés
Video that gathers the great atmosphere lived in Bilbao in the games against Real Sociedad, Alavés, Eibar and Osasuna in the 2019-20 season
Work schedule until February 23
Although subject to last minute changes, the first team of Athletic Club has the following plan scheduled until February 23
“We created enough chances to have scored”
Gaizka Garitano ha lamentado que la gran cantidad de ocasiones generadas no se hayan traducido en goles para superar al equipo roGaizka Garitano feels sorry for not being able to translate the large amount of chances into goals to pull back the game
Defeated in the derby by Osasuna
The team from Navarre get the three points with their only chance, while Athletic hit the posts two times in the second half
Vencedor, fourth player to make his debut this season
The player from Bilbao joins Oihan Sancet, Larrazabal, and Jokin Ezkieta
“We must focus our attention on LaLiga; it’s time to win”
Gaizka Garitano gives his view on tomorrow’s “vital” match against Osasuna: “We need to catch our breath and put an end to our winless run”
Raúl García, after the return of LaLiga: “We must give that boost”
“The team has made great efforts to get better results and the feeling is good,” says the player from Navarre
INSIDE | Athletic Club-Granada CF, one more step towards Seville
This is how we lived the first match of the Copa del Rey Semifinals versus CF Granada in San Mamés