Balanced Bilbao 1-1 with Espanyol
Bilbao – Athletic Bilbao drew 1-1 when the host Espanyol in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final. Both goals were born in the first half, with the hosts ahead before the visitors equalized.
At San Mames, Thursday (12/02/2015) pm dawn, Bilbao hosts ahead with a goal by Aritz Aduriz when the game has entered the 11th minute.
From a quick attack, Aduriz dribble with two opposing players chasing behind and goalkeeper who ran lie ahead. He calmly lobbed the ball past the obstacles Pau Lopez to make Bilbao the lead.
Goal back from Espanyol who were born in the 35th minute occurs no less beautiful. After anticipation responsibility Bilbao defender in anticipation of the long ball, Victor Sanchez kicked hard ball towards the top corner with a kick first time.
Five minutes into the second half Espanyol almost turned excel. However, Sergio Garcia shot from a narrow angle only make the ball hit the crossbar Bilbao.
Towards the end of the game, chances Espanyol again foundered. A cross Garcia successfully forwarded Victor Alvarez who is in a good position even though the skin round just hit the goalpost.
Until the final whistle sounded, the final score in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal persisted 1-1.
The second leg of the party will be held at the Estadi Cornella-El Prat Espanyol’s headquarters on March 4 next. The winner of this semi-final will advance to face the winner of the other semifinal, between Barcelona opponents Villarreal.
Bilbao: Herrerin; Iraola (Gomez 80 ‘), Etxeita, Gurpegui, Aurtenetxe, San Jose, Benat, De Marcos, Susaeta (Viguera 67’), Aduriz, Muniain (Aketxe 67 ‘)
Espanyol: Pau; Colotto, Moreno, Fuentes, Arbilla, J.Lopez (Sevilla 88 ‘), Sanchez, Vazquez, Alvarez (Montanes 90’, Garcia, Stuani (Caicedo 70 ‘)