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Altuna-Laso rematch at the Bizkaia fronton

New Altuna-Laso confrontation at the Bizkaia fronton

Jeickson Sulbaran

June 17, 2024 | 1:02 pm

The long-awaited duel between Jokin Altuna and Unai Laso will take place on August 20 at the Frontón Bizkaia, promising excitement and high competition


The town of Bilbao and the province of Bizkaia They prepare for a high-voltage sporting event. On August 20, the Frontón Bizkaia will host a highly anticipated duel between Jokin Altuna and Unai Laso. This confrontation promises to be one of the highlights of the summer, bringing together two of the best pelotaris of the moment in a competition that will be played as teams and sets.

New Altuna-Laso confrontation at the Bizkaia fronton

The journey to this final has not been easy for either of the two pelotaris. Jokin Altuna and Beñat Rezusta, representing the Asegarce company, had to overcome a tough test at the Mallabia fronton. With a practically full atmosphere, Altuna and Rezusta beat Elordi and Zabaleta in a match that lasted 49 minutes and was decided in four sets. The final score reflected the intensity of the match: 3-1 in favor of the Colorados, with partial scores of 0-1, 1-1, 2-1 and 3-1. During the match, 294 shots were hit and Altuna scored 6 goals, while Rezusta contributed 2 more.

Altuna and Laso, the best pelotaris of the moment, will face each other in August at the Frontón Bizkaia

In contrast, Unai Laso got his ticket for the final on Saturday, showing his usual solidity and skill on the fronton. This confrontation promises to be a spectacle of high competition, with two pelotaris who are in their best form and who represent the highlights of current Basque pelota.

The trajectory of Altuna and Laso towards the final of the Bizkaia Tournament has been intense and competitive

Jokin Altuna, recent champion of Cuatro y Medio, has shown his quality in every match. In Mallabia, despite starting with a set down, Altuna and Rezusta came back and dominated the following sets, winning 6-4 in the second, 6-2 in the third and 6-5 in the fourth. The victory was based on Altuna's ability to resolve critical moments, as he demonstrated with his final hooks and the decisive serve that sealed the match.

On the other hand, Joseba Ezkurdia has shown an impressive performance in the Cuatro y Medio. After an irregular season, Ezkurdia seems to have found the best version of himself, exhibiting speed, power and an offensive game that has allowed him to prevail over both Zabala and Danel Elezkano. These performances reflect a rebirth in his game, which is excellent news for his fans and for the spectacle of Basque pelota.

Expectation is growing among Basque sports fans

This confrontation at the Frontón Bizkaia not only represents an opportunity to see two of the best pelota players in action, but also an event that reaffirms the tradition and passion for Basque pelota in Bizkaia. The combination of skill, strategy and physical endurance promises an unparalleled spectacle that no fan will want to miss.

Basque pelota continues to be an exciting and passionate sport, and the duel between Altuna and Laso is the perfect event to demonstrate why this sport is so special in our culture. The event is on August 20 at the Frontón Bizkaia, a stage that will witness another chapter in the history of these two great pelota players.

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