Athletic Club 1-1 Villarreal: Victory beyond reach for Athletic Club, as they only manage a 1-1 draw with Villarreal

Neither Athletic Club nor Villarreal able to break the dead-lock, the game ends in a 1-1 draw.
Technical card:
Athletic Club: Unai Simon, Oscar De Marcos, Yeray Alvarez, Inigo Martinez, Yuri Berchiche, Alex Berenguer (Ander Capa, min.78), Dani Garcia, Unai Lopez, Iker Muniain, Raul Garcia (Asier Villalibre, min.83) and Inaki Williams
Villarreal: Sergio Asenjo, Juan Foyth, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza (Jaume Costa, min.85), Etienne Capoue (Samuel Chukwueze, min.85), Dani Parejo, Manu Trigueros (Fer Nino, min.62), Paco Alcacer (Yeremi Pino, min.62), Moi Gomez (Pervis Estupinan, min.70) and Gerard Moreno
Stadium: the Estadio San Mames
Goals: Gerard Moreno (0-1, min. 16) and Alex Berenguer (1-1, min. 44)

Athletic Club were held to 1-1 draw by Villarreal down on Sunday at the Estadio San Mames. Athletic Club were looking to pick up points after winning last match whilst Villarreal were beaten 2-1 in the previous match against Real Betis. As the table looks today, Athletic Club are in 10th place, with 29 points from 24 matches, while Villarreal sit in 6th, with 37 points from 24.

Villarreal started the game well, thanks to a goal from Gerard Moreno, 16 minutes in. However, they didn’t maintain the lead for long though, an equalizer from a Alex Berenguer just before half-time brought Athletic Club level. The score at half time was 1-1. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-1.

For Athletic Club Ander Capa and Asier Villalibre came on for Alex Berenguer and Raul Garcia, while Villarreal brought on Fer Nino, Yeremi Pino, Pervis Estupinan, Samuel Chukwueze and Jaume Costa to replace Manu Trigueros, Paco Alcacer, Moi Gomez, Etienne Capoue and Alfonso Pedraza.

There were bookings for Dani Garcia and Unai Lopez from Athletic Bilbao and Etienne Capoue and Juan Foyth for Villarreal.

Athletic Club will next travel to Levante, while Villarreal will face Atletico Madrid at home.

 

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