The Primera Iberdrola schedule had originally allotted a three-week break in February. Therefore, Athletic Club Women were not expecting to play until March 7.
However, given current circumstances, the Lionesses will have a slightly shorter break, being back in action on February 27 for their rescheduled fixture against Real Betis in Seville.
Apart from the postponed matches against Real Betis and FC Barcelona, Athletic have 14 fixtures left this season. At the moment the Lionesses sit in 11th place in the Primera Iberdrola table with 18 points.
Once they’re back, the Lionesses will play some crucial fixtures against teams in and around them in the league table. They’ll play Rayo Vallecano in Madrid, Sporting de Huelva at Lezama, and Valencia at Lezama.
Before a busy March, they visit Real Betis. All in all, four vital matches for Athletic as they look to climb into the top-half of the table. What’s more, head coach Iraia Iturregi will have Erika Vázquez and Ane Azkona at her disposal, as both should have fully recovered by time the break finishes.
Meanwhile, striker Lucía García will have no break as she’ll be away with the Spanish national team from February 15-24. This season’s top goalscorer has been called up to the squad for their upcoming Euro 2022 qualifying fixtures.
Ane Azkona given the all-clear
The Athletic striker is back to full fitness
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
Iraia: “We have a talented group”
New boss Iturregi is certain the lionesses can turn around their poor run of form