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Yuri’s first goal as a lion

Yuri scored his first Athletic goal when the lions played SD Huesca in 2018-19

Yuri’s first goal as a lion
Yuri’s first goal as a lion
Dec 16, 2020

This Friday, December 18, Athletic Club host SD Huesca at San Mamés (kick-off at 21:00 CET). The visiting side, promoted back to LaLiga this season, first came to Bilbao back in 2018-19.

It’s a fixture that will certainly hold a special place in the heart of Athletic’s left-back, Yuri Berchiche. It was during this match -Yuri’s second in the red-and-white stripes- that the marauding full-back got off the mark as a lion.

Athletic were already 1-0 ahead thanks a Markel Susaeta goal in the 47th minute, when Yuri hit the back of the net. In the 62nd minute, Raúl García played through Iñaki Williams, who ran into the box before cutting it back for an onrushing Yuri. The left-back took the pass first-time with his unfavoured right foot, smashing the ball off the deck and beyond the keeper’s reach.

Berchiche has scored seven more times for Athletic since. He got one more in 2018-19, against Levante, and six in 2019. Two goals against Granada -one in LaLiga and the other a vital away goal in the Copa semi-final– a brace against Sestao River, plus strikes against Real Betis and Tenerife.

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