On Saturday, October 24, Athletic Club travel to Pamplona and El Sadar, where the lions face CA Osasuna in LaLiga Santander at 18:30 (CET). After defeating Levante 2-0 at San Mamés this Sunday gone, Athletic will be looking to pick up three points on the road.
Sunday’s win over Levante will no doubt be a morale booster for the lions. What is more, Athletic have a decent record against Osasuna. From the past 39 matches between both sides in Pamplona, Athletic have won 17, drawn 11 and lost 11. In addition, from all those games, Athletic have scored a total of 64 goals, compared to Osasuna’s 45.
Over the past few years, the lions have done well in El Sadar, having won their last four LaLiga matches in Osasuna’s stadium. In 2012-13, Athletic won 1-0 thanks to a goal by former club captain, Markel Susaeta. Then there was a memorable 1-5 thrashing in 2013-14, a match in which striker Aritz Aduriz scored a brace, while Ibai Gómez, Kike Sola and Susaeta got a goal each. And finally, the last two trips to El Sadar, in 2016-17 and 2019-20, saw 1-2 victories for Athletic.
Basque rivals Osasuna are currently 11th in the LaLiga Santader table with seven points from five matches. The Pamplona-based outfit head into Saturday’s match off the back of a goalless draw against SD Eibar in Ipurua.
Going for a third final in 2021
Athletic face Levante at the Ciutat de Valéncia on Thursday in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals (1-1 first leg).
Highlights I Levante UD 1-1 Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
A game of two penalties, as both sides get a point
Marcelino: “A victory for us would’ve been fair”
Marcelino bemoaned the defensive mistakes that led to Levante’s goal
Athletic held to frustrating draw by Levante
Despite constantly threatening, Athletic only pick up one point from a match where both goals came from the penalty spot
Confirmed line-ups: Levante UD vs Athletic Club
The XI’s for tonight’s LaLiga match at the Ciutat de Valéncia
Global TV Guide: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
When and where to watch Athletic’s upcoming LaLiga match against Levante UD
Marcelino: “We’re focused on winning tomorrow”
Marcelino looks ahead to Friday night’s LaLiga Santander match against Levante UD
Squad list: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
Marcelino has called up 23 players for Friday night’s clash with Levante UD at the Ciutat de València
A big week against Levante
Athletic will face Levante twice in six days, starting with a LaLiga fixture on Friday (21:00 CET)
Raúl García: “The more difficult the challenge, the better”
After extending his contract with Athletic Club until 2022, Raúl García expressed his intention to keep going “as long as he was up to the task of competing for this Club”