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FIRST DAY OF LEAGUE

Three possible major absences of Athletic against Barça

Published:14/08/2019 - 13:48h

Updated:14/08/2019 - 13:48h

The first LaLiga match will not be easy for FC Barcelona: Wait for Athletic in San Mamés. However, the lions would have three sensitive casualties

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This same week, the FC Barcelona will initiate his career in LaLiga Santander with the aim to keep the throne of the national football and campeonar by third consecutive season. This yes, the start will not be at all easy: the Friday at night, the culés will confront to the Athletic Club of Bilbao in the stadium of Saint Mamés.

It will be the inaugural party no only for both teams, but the first of all the championship. The 'rojiblancos' want to do strong home and, in fact, the past campaign already avoided the victory of the FC Barcelona on his lawn, something that will try to repeat in the duel of this week. However, they could lose to three important players by injury.

The first of them would be Íñigo Martínez, central left-handed of the group bilbaíno, that this Tuesday trained to the margin of the group and that it will be doubt to the end. It treats of a very sensitive drop, since it is the attendant to give stability to the defence of the Athletic and is the big leader of the saga. In fact, it is necessary to remember that the Barça wanted to him does a pair of summers.

The others two drops correspond to the offensive plot and also have trained to the margin of the group. The first of them is Íñigo Córdoba, left-handed extreme, that exercised with an aparatoso vendaje. His place in the band could occupy it Óscar Of Marcos, polyvalent player that can occupy any side, already was in defence or in attack.

Ibai Gómez is the last possible drop of the Basque group and, in fact, no longer could play the last party of preparation of the Athletic as it happened him to Íñigo Martínez. His drop in attack also would be quite sensitive, since it contributes big quality to the team since it returned pertinent of the Sportive Alavés.

Iñaki Williams, the big threat

The big news for the Athletic Club during these last days has been the renewal of Iñaki Williams until 2028 -moment in which be 34 years old- with a clause of rescission of 135 million euros. The '9' rojiblanco will look for to mark him a goal for the first time to the Barça in League, something that has not achieved. His speed and his power are a serious threat for the culés.

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