Málaga CF VS Athletic Club 4/17/2016 | Athletic Club’s Official Website
Matchday 33

Málaga CF0 : 1Athletic Club

Raúl García52'
La Rosaleda
12:00 PM
Date and time
4/17/2016 - 12:00 PM

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Apr 17, 2016

Málaga CF 0 Athletic Club 1

Athletic Club defeated Málaga CF 0-1 at La Rosaleda stadium. Raúl García scored the winner.

With only sixty hours passed since Thursday’s game, our team faced the field of its nearest rival chasing European positions; always with the idea of getting the coupons which give options to renew the passport for Europe next season. Insatiable and tireless, our players could bring forward the umpteenth duel that seemed a priori unapproachable.

It was a more open match if we compare with the previous ones, and our team has given a new lesson of competitiveness and character. The scoreboard was at nil-nil until the half-time interval with the local team bossing the game. However, as soon as the second half was underway, the header from Raúl García (50th goal in the domestic league) from the corner taken by Ander Iturraspe brought oxygen to their minds and white and red legs.

We watched a more collective teamwork from the score until the final whistle and the result allowed us to climb to the fifth place of the table with thirteen points distance with the eighth position and still fifteen points at stake. Of course, we clearly need to finish the job and the encounter on Wednesday won’t be one of the easier games as Atlético de Madrid will be visiting San Mamés.