The striker, with an impressive volley in 88′, magnifies his legend
Aritz Aduriz is eternal. It has been announced that he will retire from football at the end next season and do his last great service to Athletic Club. A huge volley from the striker to Capa’s center has defeated the Barça in the league premiere and enraged to an ecstatic San Mamés.
Glory to the striker, to whom it was enough a minute on the field to leave a goal for history. His last league classic in San Mamés will not to be ever forgotten. His foreshortening was not of a player of 38 years, he shot the ball youthfully.
It was the triumph of faith until the end. With the last breath in the mouth, the Athletic stepped forward and won. It was a tireless center of Capa, who found Aduriz in his natural habitat.
Gaizka Garitano’s team came out in command in the match and they enjoyed of the first two occasions in the boots of Iñaki Williams, in a a long-distance shot and a kickback. Ter Stegen cleared both with brilliance.
The Athletic submitted to the Barça, which was uncomfortable on the field. However, a loan from Unai Lopez left Suarez alone against Simon. The Uruguayan was on the verge of scoring, although he was carrying an ijury. His left-handed stumbled into the wood. Rafinha replaced him.
It was a game without great chances. Capa found in a slalom a good pass back to Raúl García, but the forced shot of this one went to Ter Stegen’s hands. The Barça, with those sparks to which it accustoms, was about to score on the half-time’s edge. Dembele sent the ball near the angle, but Simon deflected just over the crossbar.
The goal would also be attentive on the first occasion after the half-time, on Rafinha’s left-handed. Barça began to command and Rakitic sent up a clear occasion right after Sancet’s debut. All was aiming for a goalless draw against Valverde’s team when Aduriz showed up, the one who scored four goals in the Supercopa al Barça in the last one title. A blessing.
Unai Simón; Capa, Núñez, Yeray, Yuri Berchiche; Dani García, Unai López; De Marcos, Raúl García, Muniain; and Williams.
SUBS: Sancet by De Marcos (65′), Beñat by Unai López (80′) and Aduriz by Williams (87′)
FC BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; De Jong, Sergi Roberto, Aleñá; Dembelé, Suárez and Griezmann.
SUBS: Suarez by Rafinha (35′), Rakitic by Aleñá (46′) and Carles Pérez by Sergi Roberto (75′)
1-0. M. 88. Aduriz
Referee: Del Cerro Grande (Madrid).