Athletic Club Will Participate In The Opel Cup In Early August
With preseason well underway, Athletic have been looking to add a few more preseason matches to the schedule. So far the Lions will play in two local friendlies before leaving for Holland and participating in the German tournament hosted by Duisburg. Afterwards, Athletic will play the Basque Cup final against Real Sociedad in August followed by friendlies against Hannover and Augsburg. Now another tournament has been added.
On Monday Athletic announced that they will be participating in the Opel Cup which will be hosted by Mainz at the Opel Arena on 5 August. The tournament will also feature the hosts, Mainz, as well as Italian side Fiorentina. Matches will only consist of 45 total minutes and the entire tournament will be played on the one day. Interestingly, Fiorentina will also be competing in the same tournament as Athletic that is hosted by Duisburg in late July.
Athletic’s first match will be against Fiorentina and is scheduled to be played at 13:00 followed by their match against Mainz at 14:00. The Italians and Germans will square off at 15:00. In the meantime, Eduardo Berizzo is busy preparing his team for their first friendly of the summer which will take place on Thursday, 19 July, against local Basque side Amorebieta.