Oihan Sancet celebrated his 21st birthday in style yesterday. The Navarrese midfielder, despite working as a midfielder, completed his best performance as a player of the Athleti first team
c since he was released as a lion. His was not the only great news in the rojiblanco side in a match against the leader of Primera and with many important casualties.
Winner showed that he is growing gradually in the center of the field. Morcillo did a great job down the left wing from start to finish. Villalibre, as usual, broke his face with the two central mattresses and did not go badly stopped. Likewise, before talking about signing for signing, it is more convenient to bet and believe in those who come from behind for Lezama.
The two teams started this league game in a hurry. Practically an hour and a half before the start of the clash, both Athletic and Atlético had already made their line-ups official. Normally the advance in publishing the official eleven usually revolves around the hour.
Surprises, by the way, on both sides. Marcelino only kept five of the lions that faced the Cup final against Barça. De Marcos, Unai López and Williams took a place on the bench. Raúl García, summoned in principle, had to go home, without getting dressed short, shortly before the start of the match because of a tenth of fever. Yeray and Muniain did not even make the call because they were injured. The same as Yuri, although the left-handed side was a substitute in La Cartuja.
Yesterday was Simeone’s ninth visit to San Mamés, understanding as such both the old Cathedral and the new rojiblanco stadium, as far as league commitments are concerned. The balance of the Argentine coach in Bilbao’s fiefdom was clearly favorable to his interests. Four wins, two draws and two losses. This lost battle may leave the colchoneros without a League title that seemed sung not so many days ago
Last season’s clash between both teams, by the way, coincided with the return to competition after the forced confinement by the coronavirus pandemic with the corresponding league break. 1-1 at the end with a local goal by Muniain and a special dedication to his grandfather, who died in the middle of the pandemic. Diego Costa tied a minute later