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A two-week break for Athletic Club Women

Iturregi’s lionesses won’t be in Primera Iberdrola action until February 27

A two-week break for Athletic Club Women
A two-week break for Athletic Club Women
Feb 13, 2021

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.

Upcoming opponents

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.