Portugalete 2-0 Bilbao Athletic



Bilbao Athletic failed to find the back of the net against Portugalete (AC)

Bilbao Athletic have experienced some growing pains throughout the preseason. With several key players promoted or moving on, many new faces have come into the squad. The summer started with wins over Santurtzi and Gernika, but the team has struggled to find consistency.

Following the penalty shootout win over Sodupe, the Kumeak hoped to build on the momentum in Wednesday’s trip to Portugalete. However, that wouldn’t be the case.

Portugalete won a penalty in the opening minutes of the game. Txopi scored from the spot to give the hosts a 1-0 lead which would stand until the break. Bilbao Athletic managed to create chances of their own but were unable to find the back of the net.

Just two minutes into the second half Portugalete doubled their lead with a goal from Diego. The match ended in a 2-0 loss for the Kumeak who will return to Lezama on Saturday for another friendly against Haro Deportivo. Expectations are high this season and Joseba Etxeberria is determined to find the right balance with so many new additions to the team.


Date Time League Season
September 30, 2020 7:00 pm Friendly 2020/2021


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Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Bilbao Athletic000

Bilbao Athletic

1Ander Iru Goalkeeper
16Álvaro Núñez Defender
5Oier Luengo Defender
3Mikel Kortazar Defender
19Imanol Defender
6Julen Bernaola 15 Midfielder
8Beñat Prados Midfielder
18Juan Artola 20 Forward
10Youssouf Diarra 12 Midfielder
11Nico Serrano 9 Forward
7Nicholas Williams 17 Forward
15Antxon Jaso 6 Defender
20Ewan Urain 18 Forward
12Gorka Agirre 10 Midfielder
9Jon Guruzeta 11 Midfielder
17Jon Cabo 7 Forward