Athletic Club Women are off to a fantastic start in the Primera Iberdrola, they are still unbeaten with two wins and a draw in the first three games. It is a great start that goes hand in hand with that of striker Lucía García, who has scored three goals in her first two games. The Spain international did not take part in the season opener against Deportivo Abanca, but was involved in the last two fixtures. The forward scored a brace against Sevilla and hit the back of the net again on Sunday when Athletic took on Real Betis at Lezama. It is the first time the no.17 has kicked off the season by scoring three goals in such a short space of time.
At the moment, the lioness finds herself in second place on the Primera Iberdrola goalscorers’ leaderboard, only one goal behind current frontrunner Esther, Levante’s striker who has four goals.
Twenty-three goals in the last two years
Lucía García arrived at Lezama in September 2016 and made a goalscoring debut against Fundación Albacete. García went on to score five goals in total that season. The following season she improved, this time bagging seven times (four in the league and three in the cup). In the 2018-19, she scored a brace against Real Sociedad in the third match of the season and hit a personal best of 13 goals in a season. In 2019-20, before the lockdown, Lucía was on track to beat her personal best once more. She was on 10 goals (nine in the league and one in the cup) before play was brought to a halt.
Lionesses suffer injury-time defeat against Real Betis
The Lionesses come back to Bilbao without a point after conceding an injury-time goal in Seville
Ane Azkona given the all-clear
The Athletic striker is back to full fitness
A two-week break for Athletic Club Women
Iturregi’s lionesses won’t be in Primera Iberdrola action until February 27
Lucía García called up to Spanish national team
The forward is in the squad for the two upcoming Euro 2022 qualifying fixtures
The Lionesses fall to narrow defeat in Madrid
The Lionesses deserved more after a much improved second-half performance
Athletic Club Women back to winning ways
Oguiza goals either side of a Nekane strike see Athletic ease to a 3-0 win over RCD Espanyol
Irene Oguiza: a long road to recovery
The young footballer suffered a serious injury in February 2020, only a short while after her first-team debut
Back to normality for the Lionesses
Iraia Iturregi’s players are preparing to face Espanyol on Sunday after spending time in compulsory quarantine
Athletic Club Women vs Real Betis postponed
The RFEF has called off this Sunday’s Primera Iberdrola match
One point for the Lionesses after last-minute own goal
A cruel end to the match sees Athletic pick up a point in Badajoz