Salvi Sánchez’s early strike leads the visitors to victory
Athletic Club saw their good run of form come to an end with a 0-1 defeat against Cádiz CF at San Mamés. A sixth-minute goal from Salvi Sánchez and good defensive organisation were enough for Álvaro Cervera’s side to take all three points in The Cathedral’s 200th match.
Los Leones paid for a poor start with Salvi Sánchez’s goal coming before the fans had barely settled into their seats. Marcelino’s side, missing midfielder Unai Vencedor due to a stomach bug, struggled to create chances.
Nico Williams was brought on in the second half, the young winger offered plenty of energy and flair, but Athletic could not break through the Yellow’s deep lying defence.
The clearest chance for an equaliser came when Unai Nuñez headed into the hands of Jeremias Ledesma from a corner. In the 78th minute, the Cádiz keeper rescued his side again, stopping Nico Serrano from getting a first senior goal.