A very serious Athletic falls before Unión Berlin

Athletic has added its second defeat (2-1) of the preseason in a clash in which they went from more to less. Those of Marcelino They have offered a very serious version in the first 45 minutes, generating advantageous situations and being very solid in defense. After the break, the team has been deflating as the different changes were made and in a six-minute stretch the two goals of the Union Berlin that turned the scoreboard.

The first part began with the Bilbao players well planted on the field, both when defending and when they were going to push up. In fact, thanks to that good pressure, they have recovered several times near the rival area, having brought together many troops nearby to have a good pass-after-robbery option. One of them ended with a shot of Sancet to the post after a good pass from Black pudding. Another of the tools of the Athletic to do damage was the exit of the ball. Through their passes they attracted the pressure of their rivals and looked for the most distant teammates to find advantages. One of those actions was topped by Victor on the front after a center of Black pudding, although his launch was going very off track.

However, the first goal came on a house brand play. Williams I disputed a throw-in, Sancet He picked up the fall and threw a Berenguer that had started without a doubt. The Navarrese prevailed to his marker in the dispute and surpassed the goalkeeper with a shot adjusted to the left post. Sancet had another chance after a race of Williams, but it failed again. The Union It hardly generated danger, beyond some set pieces or specific moments in which he managed to overcome the red-and-white pressure. The bad news came with the injuries of Inigo first and Petxarroman after.

With the beginning of the second part the changes came, but the Athletic seemed to keep the good image shown above. Williams had a good chance with a shot from outside the area and Villalibre a good center of Highlander from the left. A little earlier, the lions had sent the ball to the crossbar on a corner kick. Little by little, he was losing control of the shock while the Union he was finding spaces to do damage, although he was not able to generate dangerous occasions. Even so, the attempts of the locals were going to more, starting with a center that could not find a finisher and continuing with a fall within the area of ​​the goal. Athletic that the referee did not indicate as a penalty.

Another of those approaches resulted in a foul on the edge that would end in a goal. The launch hit the barrier and Haraguchi he was hunting the rebound to put the ball in the left squad in what was a 1-1 draw. Soon after, the Germans overcame the pressure of the Athletic to end with a center that Baumgartl he finished off with a good header to seal the comeback. In the minutes that followed, the Athletic I was trying to find the equalizer without success.

A defeat that cuts the winning streak of the Bilbao team, which came from defeating Dynamo of Kiev Y Borussia Dortmund. Despite this, the general sensations have been good only two weeks before the return of the league competition. Next weekend they will play another two friendlies, first with a duel against Southampton and will close their preseason against an elite club like Liverpool.

Data sheet

Berlin Union: Luthe, Friedrich, Khedira, Voglsammer, Awoniyi, Endo, Puchacz, Trimmel, Andrich, Ingvartsen and Knoche. Rönnow, Jaeckel, Van Drongelen, Ryerson, Öztunali, Ujah, Wszolek, Behrens, Giebelmann, Baumgartl also played

Athletic: Agirrezabala, Petxarroman, I. Martínez, Vivian, Balenziaga, Dani García, Vencedor, O. Sancet, Morci, Berenguer, and Williams. Ezkieta, Núñez, Vesga, Lekue, De Marcos, Zarraga, Villalibre, Capa, Raúl García, Nico Williams, Paredes and Serrano also played.

Goals: 0-1 Berenguer (31 ‘), 1-1 Haraguchi (75’), 2-1 Baumgartl (81 ‘)

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