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Eight assists in a month for Iker Muniain

Iker Muniain is in the midst of an incredible assist streak

Eight assists in a month for Iker Muniain
Eight assists in a month for Iker Muniain
Feb 19, 2021

Athletic Club captain Iker Muniain is on fire. Over the past month the playmaker has set up eight goals for his team, beating his previous records for entire seasons in February alone.

Marcelino García Toral’s arrival as manager in January, aside from overseeing the victorious Supercopa campaign, has led to a massive confidence boost across the first-team squad.

The Lions have been playing attractive, exciting football which has seen them score 24 goals in nine matches.

What’s more, Athletic are one step away from reaching a consecutive Copa del Rey final.

Without a doubt, Iker Muniain has been one of the main beneficiaries of this new project. His contribution over the past month has been decisive for the Lions.

Taking a leading role in the Rojiblancos’ attack, Muniain assisted eight goals between January 17 to February 15, the best month of his entire career.

His first two assists of this period came in the Supercopa final against Barcelona. It was Muniain’s delivery which helped Asier Villalibre equalise in the 93rd minute, and Muniain played the ball to Iñaki Williams before the striker hit the back of the net for the winner.

Two days later it was a Muniain delivery which led to Raúl García‘s goal against Ibiza in the Copa. The next two assists came in similar circumstances, as he put the ball on a plate for Rául García and centre-back Yeray in the 5-1 LaLiga Santander win over Getafe.

His streak continued in the Copa win against Alcoyano, with Williams on the receiving end of a Muniain pass and Iñigo Martínez scored from a Muniain corner with a thumping header in the first leg of the Copa semi-finals.

The playmaker’s most recent assist came last weekend against Cádiz as he set up Alex Berenguer‘s second goal of the match with an intelligent chip over the defence.

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