Athletic Bilbao and Eibar drew 1-1 in the Basque Derby at San Mames on Saturday afternoon in La Liga. Yuri Berchiche, with Oscar de Marcos, opened the scoring for the guests in the ninth minute just for Kike to find Eibar’s equalizer in the 17th.
The result saw Athletic move into ninth place, jumping Levante, and Eibar climbed a place into the 18th, moving ahead of Alaves. They are now just a shy point of Elche and survival. Both sides will be satisfied with the point but neither will be ecstatic.
He keeps the train moving but it doesn’t cheer. One minute that did so, from Eibar fans and neutrals at least, was a remarkable display of skill from the high-profile youngster Bryan Gil, who was called to La Roja for the first time. The Andalusian is on loan at Eibar from Seville.
The boy went mad. pic.twitter.com/G3u9eOY5Xw
– ETHAN (@EthanFromOnline) March 20, 2021
Athletes travel to Anoeta next up to face Real Sociedad, a dry prediction for their upcoming (and soon to be) Copa del Rey final from last season down in Seville. They then host the Alaves back in Bilbao. Eibar travels to the capital alongside horns locked by champions Real Madrid, before welcoming Levante to Ipurua.