Athletic achieved its goal of training players and avoiding injuries in the friendly match against Toulouse in Baiona
Goal achieved. Athletic have played a serious friendly in Baiona against Toulouse, defeating them by coming back from a goal against with goals from Aduriz and Ibai, this last one with a penalty in 87′. It has been an interesting match, in which the lions have had good feelings at times against the ninth-placed French Ligue 1.
Gaizka Garitano played to the block that did not act against the Real, while only Yeray was titular of those who played. It has been a special date for Lekue, who returned from an injury, and for the puppies Areso and Rojo, wings of Bilbao Athletic, although the latter never played.
The Toulouse has scored first with a brilliant action of the young Leya Iseka, younger brother of Batshuayi, who scored after an action mix of power and fantasy. Aduriz has drawn with a header, but it has gone out of Uruguayan Goicoechea’s hands. The game has been balanced. Lekue has barely broken in a non-existent free-kick that has placed him in front of goal. And in those, it has appeared Aduriz with that resolutive capacity that maintains to take a left-handed for high that has tied the scoreboard. He has raised the team. Even before the break, the referee missed a silly penalty for Vivian.
The red-and-white team came out much more dominant in the second half. Vesga, intoned, has released a left-handed that almost surprises Goicoechea. However, the clearest occasion has been the one of Toulouse. Herrerin held Said’s hand to hand very well with his body and avoided the 1-2. And in 73 minutes, the referee sent off Iñigo Martinez in a booed decision, leaving the friendly in a ten against eleven that Alain Casanova, coach rival, in a gesture that honors him, has equalized to remove from the field voluntarily Boisgard without putting a relief.
The Athletic has touched the victory in an action rehearsed with shot of Unai Lopez. And it has found it in 87′, with a penalty transformed by Ibai by a hand of a defense to center of Balenziaga.
Athletic Club: Herrerín; Lekue, Yeray, Vivian, Balenziaga; San José, Beñat; Larrazabal, Kodro, Ibai; and Aduriz
Changes: Córdoba by Larrazabal (46′), Unai López by Beñat (46′), Vesga by Yeray (46′), Iñigo Martínez by Vivian (46′), Areso by Lekue (64′), Sancet by Aduriz (64′), Villalibre by Kodro (82′)
Toulouse FC: Goicoechea; Moreira, Shoji, Isimat-Mirin, Sylla; Sidibé, Vainqueur, Boisgard; Said, Ngoumou and Leya Iseka
Changes: Sam for Vainqueur (68′), Adli for Ngoumou (81′), Bangre for Said (83′) and Diarra for Isimat-Mirin (87′)
1-1. M. 8. Leya Iseka
1-1. M. 31. Aduriz
2-1. M. 87. Ibai (p.)
Referee: Thuel (France). He expelled Iñigo Martínez (73′) for direct red. Aduriz was cautioned (35′).
Stadium: Stade Didier Deschamps (Bayonne)