Athletic Club - RC Celta
Matchday 32

Athletic Club - RC Celta

Athletic Club
Athletic Club
RC Celta
RC Celta
  • Iago Aspas 11'
  • Beltrán 37'

LocationSan Mamés , Bilbao

35.541 assistants

Tough defeat against RC Celta

The Lions lost 0-2 in a match where they had no answer for the Galicians


Athletic Club lost 0-2 against RC Celta at San Mamés, with the visitors goals coming from Iago Aspas and Fran Beltrán. It is a step backwards for the Lions’ European aspirations, seventh place is now four points away and the players will need to recover before the upcoming visit to Cadiz.

Los Rojiblancos threatened early on with Iñaki Williams firing a left-footed shot wide in the third minute, but Eduardo Coudet’s side took the lead when Iago Aspas brilliantly finished from a from Brais Méndez cross with 11 minutes gone.

Athletic fought to get back into match with Alex Berenguer forcing Matías Dituro into a save with a powerful drive from distance before Oihan Sancet narrowly missed the target with a left-footed shot.

Just before the half-hour mark, Brais went with an effort from the edge of the area. Fran Beltrán made it 0-2 in the 37th minute with a swerving strike from long range.

Marcelino ringed the changes at half-time, bring on Asier Villalibre, Nico Williams and Oier Zarraga. As misfortune would have it, another muscle injury meant Villalibre had to make way for Nico Serrano in the 70th minutes.

There was just one great chance for the Lions in the second half, Raúl García having a header saved by Dituro just before stoppage time.