Athletic Club - Real Sociedad
Matchday 29
Liga F

Athletic Club - Real Sociedad

Athletic Club
Athletic Club
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad
  • 89' Oihane
  • 93' Lucía García
  • Amaiur 82'

LocationLezama 2 , Lezama

Lionesses win derby after late fightback

Athletic beat Real Sociedad 2-1 with a spectacular comeback in the last five minutes, claiming a fourth straight Primera Iberdrola win


Athletic Club Women produced a stunning late fightback to beat Real Sociedad 2-1 at Lezama on Sunday afternoon.

The Lionesses conceded in the 81st minute and seemed destined for a loss until Oihane Hernández and Lucia García -in the 89th and 92nd minute respectively- fired Athletic to a dramatic victory over local rivals, as well as a fourth consecutive win in the Primera Iberdrola.

Athletic started off well, going close to scoring in the third minute, with Lucía García almost putting away María Díaz’s cross.

Minutes later, Díaz threatened with a shot that went over the crossbar. La Real had their first meaningful chance in the 10th minute when Gemma Gili hit the crossbar.

One of the clearest clear-cut chances for the Rojiblancas came from a wicked counter-attack by Lucía, whose shot went narrowly wide. Yulema Corres also forced the visitors’ keeper into action when she got a head to Eunate’s cross.

The second half continued with the two teams battling it out. In the 60th minute, la Real’s Mendoza was alert enough to clear a ball that Lucía García put on Yulema’s head, while Athletic’s keeper Andrea de la Nava got a hand to Amaiur’s effort immediately afterwards.

A one-on-one between Yulema and la Real keeper Olatz then turned the game on its head. Bárbara Latorre, on a counter-attack, laid the ball off to Nahikari and De la Nava made a magnificent save to keep out the striker’s shot.

The game continued continued at a relentless pace with both teams giving their all. In the 76th minute, Lucía García, played through on goal by Marta Perea, failed to trouble Olatz.

Real Sociedad took the lead with little less than ten minutes left, Amaiur scoring with a cross-cum-shot.

De la Nava prevented la Real from doubling their lead with a save when Athletic were still in shock. Oihane equalised in the 89th minute, the second-half substitute catching Olats off guard with a trick cross-cum-shot from the right flank.

In stoppage time, the sublime Oihane Hernández crossed for Lucía García to make it 2-1. Athletic registered a comeback win against Real Sociedad for a third year on the spin, and also racked up their best run this season with four consecutive victories.