Athletic Club 0-1 Cádiz



Athletic failed to score against 9 man Cadíz (AC)

Athletic had a chance to build on Sunday’s big win over Eibar when the Lions hosted Cadíz at San Mamés. That didn’t happen. Despite thoroughly dominating possession in the first half, Cadíz were comfortable at the back. Athletic failed to create any real chances before the break and lacked creativity in the final third. Without any ideas to force Cadíz off their block, Athletic paid the price in the second half.

Immediately after the break Cadíz went down to 10 men after Carlos Akapo was shown a second yellow card. Despite the advantage, Athletic could capitalize. Cadíz took a 1-0 lead in the 57th minute when a low cross into the box struck Unai López. The midfielder was unable to get a clean touch on the ball which deflected into the back of the net for an own goal.

With 20 minutes left to play Álvaro Negredo would also be shown a second yellow card. Even with two more players on the field Athletic struggled to create chances. Bringing on Oihan Sancet and Iñigo Vicente helped the Athletic attack, but Cadíz held strong in defense. The final whistle blew with Athletic losing to Cadíz at San Mamés for the first time in history.

Playing against a newly promoted side who had two players sent off should have been a big enough advantage for Athletic to take all three points. Even a draw would have been a disappointing result. Coming away empty handed at home is an inexcusable result. Athletic now turn their attention to Sunday’s trip to Alavés.



Date Time League Season
October 1, 2020 7:00 pm La Liga 2020/2021


San Mamés


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Athletic Club000

Athletic Club

1Unai Simón Goalkeeper
21Ander Capa 15 Defender
3Unai Núñez Defender
4Iñigo Martinez Defender
17Yuri Berchiche Defender
14Dani García 19 Midfielder
8Unai López Midfielder
9Iñaki Williams 26 Forward
10Iker Muniain 16 Midfielder
32Jon Morcillo 20 Forward
22Raúl García Forward
20Asier Villalibre 32 Forward
16Oihan Sancet 10 Midfielder
26Iñigo Vicente 9 Forward
19Kenan Kodro 14 Forward
15Iñigo Lekue 21 Defender