There is a data that clearly indicates the difficulty that Athletic is having this season to compete adequately in the League. The lions have not been able to add two consecutive victories in the tournament regularly. Today they have the opportunity to achieve it after defeating Atlético last Sunday in San Mamés (2-1), with goals from Berenguer, Savic and Iñigo
Martinez. When everything seemed to indicate that the two rojiblancos teams would distribute the points, the central defender from Ondarroa appeared to finish off in a magnificent way with his head a very well-shot corner. Ibai in the 86th minute.
The three points stayed in Bilbao and Marcelino set the next goal, always in the short term, as the 'match by match' of the Cholo
Simeone. “This match has to be a starting point to show a somewhat competitive level and achieve for the first time this season the second consecutive victory on Wednesday against Valladolid. This must be the objective, ”said the Asturian in the Bilbao stadium press room. The challenge, therefore, is marked.
The most that the lions have reached is to draw after a victory in LaLiga
The maximum that the rojiblancos have reached is to draw after a win in the previous match. It happened on the tenth and eleventh matchdays, when after defeating Betis (4-0) they equaled one in the visit to the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum in Getafe, and on the fourteenth and fifteenth: victory against Huesca in Bilbao and draw against Villarreal at the La Cerámica Stadium. This was still with Gaizka
Marcelino He linked five games in a row without losing between matchdays 22 and 26, both included, but could not add two wins in a row either. His team equaled one with Valencia at home, beat Cádiz at Carranza (0-4) and then there were two other draws (Villarreal at home and Levante at home) and a victory against Granada (2-1). but in the next game the team was defeated by Atlético in the Metropolitano (2-1).
Before beating the colchoneros, the lions had linked another streak of draws, Celta, Real Sociedad and Betis out and Eibar and Alavés in San Mamés, and today they have the opportunity for the first time in the league course to add two wins in a row.
This data, however, has been produced if the three competitions are counted. Just arrived Marcelino, the Bilbao team had five consecutive wins: against Real Madrid (1-2) and Barça (2-3) in the Super Cup, against Ibiza in the round of 32 of the Cup (1-2), the defeat of Getafe in the League (5 -1) and the 1-2 with Alcoyano in the round of 16 of the KO tournament. The lions also won two appointments in a row when they defeated Levante 1-2 in the second leg of the Copa semifinal and Granada (2-1) on matchday 20. Today they will try to do it again, but this time only in LaLiga.