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7/20/2021 - 3:00 PM

Athletic overcome Dynamo Kyiv

A goal from Iñaki Williams after a superb counter-attack between four players rewarded the huge improvement of Marcelino’s team, who did not concede a single chance

Jul 20, 2021

Athletic Club defeated Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 in the Lions’ second friendly match of the season thanks to a goal by Iñaki Williams. The clash was played in the Swiss town of Winterthur.

The Lions put in an impeccable defensive performance, which allowed both Julen Agirrezabala and Jokin Ezkieta to enjoy a peaceful afternoon, with the Ukrainians failing to get a shot on goal.

The win came against the Ukrainian League and Cup winners, who were playing their sixth summer friendly match with their league championship just around the corner. Lucescu’s men dominated the first half-hour of the game thanks to their daring ball control.

However, Alex Berenguer did threaten with a long-range shot which hit the post. And Raúl García had a chance to make it 1-0 before half-time after linking up with Iker Muniain and Unai Vencedor.

With only Raúl returning to the eleven so that Oier Zarraga could play for only 30 minutes, Athletic were much more determined in the second half.

The winning goal came from a perfect counter-attack, woven from the defence with Nico Serrano, Iñigo Lekue, and Unai López combining to send in Williams to guarantee the Lions’ first win of the pre-season. Now it’s time to keep working before the training camp in Switzerland ends with a fixture against Borussia Dortmund.