A review of the video recommendations we collected on our official YouTube channel takes us today to one of the most memorable matches of the last decade for our supporters.
Once the team qualified first in their group and then eliminated FC Lokomotiv Moscow on a two-legged encounter, the drawing produced a spectacular Manchester United FC – Athletic Club in the Round of 16 of the Europa League. The first leg at Old Trafford was a genuine display of attacking football by Marcelo Bielsa’s team. Goals from Llorente, De Marcos and Muniain set up a 3-2 draw for the return leg in Bilbao. As well as on the field, the exhibition was also given by our supporters, as more than 8,000 fans travelled to Manchester and showed exemplary behaviour in the British city.
San Mamés had another party in the second leg. A 2-1 win took them through to the next round on a historic run that would finish with the European final for the second time in our history, after the 1977 final against Juventus in Turín.
The line-ups of Manchester United FC – Athletic Club were as follows:
Manchester United FC: 1. De Gea, 3. Evra, 4. Jones, 6. J. Evans, 10. Rooney, 11. Giggs, 12. Smalling, 13. Park Ji-Sung, 14. Hernández, 18. Young and 21. Rafael.
Substitutes: 40. Amos, 5. Ferdinand, 8. Anderson, 16. Carrick, 17. Nani, 19. Welbeck and 20. Fabio.
Athletic Club: 1. Iraizoz, 3. Aurtenetxe, 6. San José, 8. Iturraspe, 9. Llorente, 10. De Marcos, 14. Susaeta, 15. Iraola, 19. Muniain, 21. Ander Herrera and 24. J. Martínez.
Substitutes: 13. Raúl, 2. Toquero, 7. David López, 12. Koikili, 17. Iñigo Pérez, 23. Ekiza and 28. Ibai.
INSIDE I Athletic Club – Real Madrid
Enjoy the images of the match between lions and whites
Work schedule until July 12
The first team of Athletic Club has the following work schedule planned until July 12, subject to last-minute changes
Muniain: “We must hold our head high”
Athletic’s number 10 recognises the value of a well-played game as they are “keeping up a good pace”, having now the upcoming clash against Sevilla in view: “Each point is precious”
“A very close match whose result was decided due to a small detail”
Gaizka Garitano expresses his disappointment for coming out empty-handed after a “very close match” and values the huge effort put in by his footballers
Painful defeat agaist Real Madrid
Athletic deserve to get a point as rivals pick up three points after Dani García’s disputed penalty on Marcelo
Medical update on Yeray Álvarez
The red-and-white defender suffered a twinge of pain in his right soleus muscle
Confirmed lineups: Athletic Club – Real Madrid
Check the starting lineups for the match corresponding to Matchday 34 in LaLiga
Matchday squad for the match against Real Madrid
Gaizka Garitano has selected 23 players for tomorrow’s match at San Mamés (Sunday 2.00 p.m.) in the 34th matchweek in LaLiga Santander
Garitano: “Every match is a final”
Athletic Club’s manager says “aiming to win the greatest team in LaLiga is a beautiful challenge”
Rivals by country: ITALY
AC Milan, rivals in the final of the 1956 Latin Cup. Today, 64 years ago, AC Milan became the first Italian rival, the first one of a total of 20 Italian clubs that Athletic Club has faced throughout its history