Sevilla 2-1 Athletic Club

vs

Recap

Iker Muniain scored Athletic’s only goal against Sevilla (AC)

Athletic fell short in the first friendly against Sevilla on Friday night. Gaizka Garitano fielded a relatively mixed lineup and the Lions played well, but it wasn’t enough. Athletic conceded two goals and scored just once to come away with a 2-1 loss at Pinatar Arena.

The Basques were strong to open the game and had the best opportunities early on. Kenan Kodro and Yeray missed on chances inside the box before Yuri Berchiche put a shot off the crossbar. Sevilla started to settle into the game and eventually opened the scoring in the 28th minute. Sergio Escudero beat Unai Simón with a rocket from outside the box to take the early lead.

Athletic responded quickly. Minutes later Iñaki Williams was taken down in the box, giving Athletic a penalty. Iker Muniain stepped up and scored from the spot to level the score which held until the second half. Ten minutes after the restart Sevilla took back their lead with a header from Youssef En-Nesyri. The Lions failed to find the back of the net again and were beaten in the first of two friendlies.

Unfortunately, there was also a potential injury in the loss to Sevilla. Yeray was forced off in the 62nd minute and could be seen holding his groin as he left the field. Early reports suggest the defender suffered a muscle strain which could sideline him for the next league game against Eibar. Oier Luengo took Yeray’s place on the field and Unai Núñez would be expected to start in his place next weekend if needed.

Details

Date Time League Season
September 18, 2020 5:30 pm Friendly 2020/2021

Ground

Pinatar Arena

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Sevilla112
Athletic Club101

Athletic Club

1Unai Simón Goalkeeper
15Iñigo Lekue Defender
5Yeray Álvarez 36 Defender
23Peru Nolaskoain Midfielder
17Yuri Berchiche 18 Defender
6Mikel Vesga Midfielder
27Unai Vencedor Midfielder
9Iñaki Williams Forward
10Iker Muniain Midfielder
32Jon Morcillo Forward
19Kenan Kodro Forward
36Oier Luengo 5 Defender
18Óscar De Marcos 17 Defender