Athletic Club 2 Deportivo Alavés 0 Athletic Club defeated Deportivo Alavés 2-0 at San Mamés….
Athletic Club 2 Deportivo Alavés 0
Athletic Club defeated Deportivo Alavés 2-0 at San Mamés. Etxeita and Aduriz, from the penalty spot, scored the goals.
Victory in the derby to start the calendar year, seventh consecutive league match without defeat, eighth clean sheet in a row and three important points to reach the upper-middle part of the league table.
Our team won fairly in a match that we didn’t do well in last season. In today’s game, on the other hand, Athletic, as well as reaffirming their defensive solidity, found the net again at San Mamés and broke the statistic that we hadn’t won the first game of the year for a decade.
Moreover, Etxeita’s goal came from a corner kick, which eliminates another mark on the negative records panel. After the early goal, the team continued to press and, except for the final minutes of the first half, they controlled the game with solvency.
In the second half, also with several chances to score, the goal only came with a penalty converted by Aduriz, which means that he has now scored goals against all twenty teams currently playing in the First Division.
From there to the end, total superiority and three important points to close the first half of the season with the visit of RCD Espanyol on Sunday.