Iñaki Williams Wins Marca Golden Goal For The 2018/2019 Season
Athletic’s 2-0 win over Sevilla at San Mamés back in January is still arguably the team’s best performance of the last two years. The Lions dominated in every facet of the game, but Iñaki Williams was the real star of the show. Williams scored two incredible goals for the Basques to lead Athletic to victory in one of the biggest games of the season.
The first goal came in the 23rd minute when Yuri Berchiche played Williams down the left wing. Williams cut the ball back inside the box and rifled a shot into the far corner which brought fans to their feat. As stunning as the first goal was, the second was on a completely different level.
Iker Muniain played a pass to Williams, who was still inside the Athletic half, and the forward immediately kicked the ball forward. Williams then outran three Sevilla defenders all the way to the other end of the field and rounded the goalkeeper before putting his shot into the back of the net to double the lead and guarantee all three points for the Zurigorri.
The incredible goal showcased all the qualities that make Williams such a great forward: touch, pace, separation, control, and composure. Out of all the goals scored in La Liga last season, this one was recognized as being the very best and given the Marca Golden Goal award for 2018/2019 in Monday’s ceremony. Iñaki Williams took to social media to thank Marca for the award and will have plenty of chances to score more impressive goals in the months ahead.
— Athletic Club (@AthleticClub) December 16, 2019