Athletic Club 0-0 Valencia

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Recap

Raul Garcia

Raúl García had four shots for Athletic against Valencia (LaLiga)

It has been eight straight games since Athletic last won a match and the Lions looked to change that on Saturday when they hosted Valencia at the San Mamés. Eduardo Berizzo made several changes to the lineup, brining in the likes of Mikel Rico, Mikel San José, and Ander Capa. The manager demanded more consistency and intensity from his team going into the fixture and they responded well.

From the very beginning Athletic pressed with aggression and did well to win back possession. Valencia struggled to put passes together as the Basques cycled the ball around well. However, Athletic still found it difficult to create chances. Their best looks in front of goal often came from set pieces, while their visitors were content to settle for counter attacks.

The game was still scoreless going into halftime and it was clear that the two sides were evenly matched. Both were defending well and didn’t seem willing to take risks that could lead to conceding goals. Throughout the remainder of the match Berizzo brought on the likes of Iñaki Williams and Iker Muniain to give Athletic more creativity, but they were still unable to find the back of the net. Both sides did have a few promising chances that saw Iago Herrerín and Neto have to make impressive saves.

After 90 minutes of action, plus three minutes of stoppage time, the game finally ended in a scoreless draw. Athletic have played much better than their previous two games, although picking up one point at home still felt like a loss for the Lions who currently find themselves two points off of the relegation zone in the table. The Zurigorri will be back in La Liga action on Monday, 5 November when they will travel to face off with surging Espanyol.

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Details

Date Time League Season
October 27, 2018 4:15 pm La Liga 2018/2019

Ground

San Mamés

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Athletic Club000
Valencia000

Athletic Club

13Iago Herrerín Goalkeeper
21Ander Capa Defender
5Yeray Álvarez Defender
4Iñigo Martinez Defender
12Yuri Berchiche Defender
16Dani García Midfielder
6Mikel San José Midfielder
17Mikel Rico 10 Midfielder
22Raúl García Midfielder
20Aritz Aduriz 9 Forward
14Markel Susaeta 23 Forward
9Iñaki Williams 20 Forward
10Iker Muniain 17 Midfielder
23Unai López 14 Midfielder