Athletic, after losing the two Cup finals, has become one of the League's judges. The lions defeated the leader Atlético de Madrid two Sundays ago in San Mamés and yesterday they did the same with Sevilla in the Pizjuán. A lone goal by Iñaki Williams on the brink of regulation time takes Lopetegui's team out of the fight for the title.

Shortly before taking the flight back to Bilbao, the rojiblanca expedition has had a detail with two of its components on their birthday. Both Lekue and Jon Eskalza, in charge of the equipment and son of the former Athletic and Espanyol player, among other clubs, have received their corresponding 'cake', with a candle to blow included, in the middle of the waiting room to the common song of 'Zorionak zuei' (Congratulations to you ).

Lekue, who turns 28 today, participated in the Atletico victory against Sevilla by entering the final stretch of the match to replace the veteran De Marcos. The Bilbao right-hander has already received the first gift from the Athletic family. The person in charge of the material, also.


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