Athletic Club Announce Preseason Friendlies Against Amorebieta And Barakaldo
Athletic Club players will report back to Lezama on Monday for the start of preseason training and new manager Eduardo Berizzo will officially began putting his system in place. The Lions will have roughly a month and a half until the La Liga season kicks off in late August so every day will be vitally important. The club has been working hard to schedule friendly matches and the schedule is now really starting to take shape.
On Wednesday Athletic officially announced that they will be playing two friendlies in July against neighboring Basque clubs Amorebieta and Barakaldo. The game against Amorebieta will take place on 19 July at Urritxe at 18:30. Meanwhile, the game against Barakaldo is scheduled for 22 July at 11:30 at Lasesarre.
Both matches will take place before Athletic leave for their training trip to Holland on the 23rd. They will be in the Netherlands through the 29th which will also coincide with their participation in the tournament hosted by Duisburg in Germany. The Lions are set to play Duisburg on 28 July and the contest will also feature Fulham and Fiorentina. Additionally, Athletic will face off with Real Sociedad on 4 August in the Basque Cup final and play friendlies against Hannover and Augsburg later in the month.