This Saturday morning, December 19, Athletic Club Women are back in Primera Iberdrola action at Lezama.
The lionesses’ final game of the year sees them face Rayo Vallecano at 11:00. The Madrid-based side currently sit in 14th place in the league table, two points above the relegation zone.
Athletic Club, in ninth place, are desperately seeking a win to bring their run of bad form to an end. Despite performing well and deserving more than they are getting, the lionesses have not won in their last six matches.
As 2020 comes to a close, Athletic will be looking to finish the year on a high with a couple of victories. After playing against Rayo on Saturday, the lionesses will make the short journey down to La Rioja to face EDF Logroño on Tuesday 22.
At the first hurdle, Athletic have to overcome Rayo in a fixture that has become something of a classic for women’s football. Both sides have been in the top division for 17 years, facing each other on 42 occasions. At Lezama, Rayo Vallecano have only managed three wins and four draws against the lionesses, falling to defeat nine times.
In fact, Rayo have gone home empty-handed on their last four visits to Biscay.
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
The lionesses unfortunate in defeat
Iraia Iturregi’s side lose 0-1, despite having several chances in the second half