Iñigo Martínez Suspended For Leganés Match
Athletic’s 2-1 win over Levante was a monumental result for the Lions, but it came at a cost. Iñigo Martinez was shown a yellow card in the first half, his tenth of the season, and will now be forced to serve a one-game suspension. As a result, Martínez will miss Athletic’s upcoming game against Leganés on Thursday night at San Mamés.
With Yeray ruled out for the rest of the season with a calf injury Unai Núñez will be the only first team center-back available for the match. Gaizka Garitano will have to make a big decision in regards to replacing Martínez in the lineup.
Mikel San José would be the natural choice to stand in for Martínez. The 31-year-old has featured at center-back several times throughout his career, but has yet to play a single minute since the restart. However, Garitano could turn to Dani Vivian who is technically the team’s fourth choice center-back, although he’s yet to make his debut.