Villarreal CF VS Athletic Club 1/20/2019 | Athletic Club’s Official Website
Matchday 20

Villarreal CF1 : 1Athletic Club

Toko Ekambi70'
Estadio de la Cerámica
4:15 PM
Date and time
1/20/2019 - 4:15 PM

It’s time to get along with a single point

Athletic Club have tied 1-1 against Villarreal CF in La Ceramica Stadium. Jaume Costa, with…

Jan 20, 2019

Athletic Club have tied 1-1 against Villarreal CF in La Ceramica Stadium. Jaume Costa, with an own goal, and Ekambi scored the two goals.

The match has ended with sorrow and a feeling of helplessness, although the team continues to add points to get away from the bottom of the table. A point that falls short after a good defensive and effective work against a direct and a good quality rival. This draw doesn’t feel good enough as the team showed how able it is to face high-pressure fixtures.

The team stood firm at the back. Moreover, the local team were only able to create danger on two occasions: first in a header outside and then, in the goal play, being this a direct consequence of a disputed hand that was not pointed out. On our side, in the first half Ibai hit the crossbar and later, Villarreal scored an own goal after a Yuri cross.

Firmness has continued in the second half and, after the draw, the team has retaken the initiative. However, it was not able to score the second goal. Well, not technically, but yes in the practice. After several minutes the VAR ruled that there was something out of the rules in the play so the second goal of the Athletic Club was considered null.

Without much time for regrets, the team will keep gathering strength for the difficult match of this Sunday in San Mames against Real Betis Balompie. A meeting in which Beñat will not be present due to accumulation of yellow cards.