Athletic Club VS Real Zaragoza 12/22/2012 | Athletic Club’s Official Website
Matchday 17

Athletic Club0 : 2Real Zaragoza

Helder Postiga41'
San Mamés
10:00 PM
Date and time
12/22/2012 - 10:00 PM

Bitter end to the year

Athletic Club 0 – Real Zaragoza 2 Athletic Club has been unable to continue their…

Dec 22, 2012

Athletic Club 0 – Real Zaragoza 2

Athletic Club has been unable to continue their streak in the Liga and ended the year with a bitter aftertaste having being defeated 0-2 by Zaragoza, with goals by Apoño, after an innocent penalty, and Postiga in the final stretch of the first half.

Until the goal arrived the game was balanced, quite intense and two teams that wanted to pressure above and not leave the rival much margin for manoeuvring. This time the rojiblancos were not able to get ahead on the scoreboard and although they did not deserve to go on the break with that much disadvantage, upon start-up, and in spite of the almost total control, the lack of depth has made the comeback almost impossible.

Igor Martinez has disputed his first minutes in the current Liga and San Jose, Muniain and Amorebieta are the players who are on the wait for another warning that would send them into the sanction zone.

Such as things are, our team is just as far from relegation as from European positions, six points, but one thing that can’t be denied is that the defeat has been an unexpected step backward. We hope to start 2013 against Levante in Valencia in better form. Meanwhile, the week of rest will surely do no harm.