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To a single party, in Bilbao. There are still ten days left, and a Super Cup in between, but it is an appointment marked in red. Athletic’s black beast, without Messi, at last, led by Xavi, perhaps the player who has defeated us the most times. The Lezama quarry against La Masía. On the pitch, the best of the promises of football. The Nico Williams, Sancet, Zarraga The Simon against the Ansu Fati, Gavi, Pedri The Jutla. Almost nothing. To a single letter. And in San Mamés. Does anyone give more?

A secarral, despite the flood

Mendizorroza barely stayed afloat amid the deluge, and yet Vitoria’s game was dry of scoring chances. To give you an idea, the first shot between clubs came in the 55th minute, and it came from an incomprehensible loss of Iñaki Williams that DuarteWithout thinking about it, he launched in a parable and Unai Simón deflected the crossbar. The best of Athletic was the play of Muniain that Raul in center-chut left Berenguer, which did not arrive by millimeters. And period.

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