Athletic Club has drawn 1-1 against FC Barcelona in the Camp Nou. Oscar de Marcos,…
Athletic Club has drawn 1-1 against FC Barcelona in the Camp Nou. Oscar de Marcos, in the first half, and Munir with just a few minutes to go, were the scorers.
Fourteen seasons have passed since Athletic managed to score in the blaugrana pitch, precisely with their current coach, Ernesto Valverde, on our bench. The data shows the difficulty of the task, we were about to file 2001-2002 as our last victory, but the locals have done merits in the second half to tie the contest.
In the first half, our team had more chances to score than their opponents, but also little luck in a couple of offside opportunities that provided goalscoring opportunities. Nevertheless, Athletic had to wait for their goal, which came via a Susaeta cross to Oscar de Marcos.
Our turn to defend came after the break, especially when Messi came on. However, the team showed their strength in a very busy week; with high temperatures and other circumstances that we had to live in matches against Real Betis and Villarreal CF.
Courage, effort and identification to an idea of game, although it doesn’t always happen as expected.
The worst, Iñigo Martinez’s injury. We have to trust in a squad in which all fight to play and offer guarantees.
The next test will be on Friday 5th October at 09:00 p.m. in San Mames against Real Sociedad in the season’s first derby.