Athletic once again claimed victory against another of the contenders for the League title. This time, unlike Atlético de Madrid, he did it away from San Mamés. Sevilla were defeated at home by the lions.
10. VICTORY AT HOME
Athletic's third triumph away from San Mamés so far in the League. Eibar and Cádiz had been his victims before. This victory has the added merit of being a Sevilla that was fighting for the league title and accumulating 22 of the last 24 points in play.
9. GOAL FROM IÑAKI WILLIAMS
The rojiblanco striker, who was not going through one of his best moments either physically or mentally, was reunited with the goal in the league. His last target in the regularity tournament dated from February 15 in Cádiz. Williams was absolutely right this time.
9. THE UNAI
Great game by the three Unai who were starters in the Pizjuán. Simón prevented Sevilla from getting ahead on the scoreboard with three great interventions, Nuñez defended like a wild boar and Vencedor worked hard and well in the wide area.
8. THE VETERANS
De Marcos and Balenziaga may be more or less successful in a match, but they always do their job. Neither of them had it easy at the Pizjuán, but they did not come off badly in their respective duels. Ibai also contributed in his departure to the field.
8. YOUNG PEOPLE
The kids also knew how to rise to the occasion. The Unai aside, the truth is that Morcillo, Villalibre, Sancet and Nico Williams also contributed when it was necessary to contribute.
6. TOO MUCH FOLDING
Athletic got too long near the goal area defended by Unai Simón. It is true that Sevilla pressure the rival ball exit well, but the normal thing being so many minutes behind is to end up receiving a goal against.
Dani García had to stay in Bilbao, Iñigo Martínez could not enter the call due to a last-minute problem in his shoulder and Raúl García requested the change before the 15th minute. He added and continued with the losses.
1. KNOW HOW TO LOSE
Lopetegui tried to justify the defeat of his team in a penalty not designated by the hand of Balenziaga. A good way, without a doubt, to justify defeat. His reaction after the final whistle left something to be desired.
0. THE HANDS
As much as the referees say, the issue of the hands inside the area is still a subject that raises many doubts. This time they did not whistle that of Balenziaga, but if they had, I would not have passed swimming either. The matter is not clear.