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Athletic Club defeats Sevilla and secures fifth place in LaLiga

Jesus Carames

May 19, 2024 | 9:09 p.m.

Athletic Club has achieved a crucial victory by beating Sevilla 2-0 at San Mamés, thus securing fifth place in LaLiga. The goals of Raúl García and Iker Muniain in the 17th and 19th minutes were decisive in a special match, as both players played their last match at San Mamés as Athletic players, culminating their careers at the club with a memorable performance.

Farewell to Legends: Raúl García and Iker Muniain

The match began with great emotion and expectations, especially due to the farewell of two Athletic legends. Raúl García and Iker Muniain, who have been fundamental pillars of the team for many years, scored the two goals of the game in quick succession. Raúl García opened the scoring in the 17th minute, followed by Iker Muniain, who extended the lead just two minutes later. These goals not only secured the victory, but also provided a perfect close to both players' careers at San Mamés.

Julen's outstanding performance under the sticks

In addition to the goals, one of the keys to Athletic's victory was the stellar performance of goalkeeper Julen. With a series of impressive saves, he kept a clean sheet and repeatedly thwarted Sevilla's attempts to close the gap. His performance was crucial to securing the three points and guaranteeing fifth place in the LaLiga standings.

Renewal of Oscar de Marcos

Another highlight of the day was the announcement of the renewal of Óscar de Marcos. This veteran player, known for his versatility and dedication, has decided to extend his contract with Athletic, providing stability and experience to the team for the coming seasons. The news was received with joy by the fans, who see in De Marcos an example of commitment and love for the club.

A San Mamés full of emotions

San Mamés lived a day full of emotions. Fans filled the stadium to say goodbye to Raúl García and Iker Muniain, and celebrate a victory that ensures Athletic's participation in European competitions next season. The chants and cheers accompanied the players throughout the match, creating an unparalleled atmosphere that reflects the passion and fervor of the Bilbao fans.

A super exciting next season

With this victory, Athletic Club not only secures fifth place in LaLiga, but also sends a clear message about its intention to compete at the highest level in the future. The combination of young talent and seasoned veterans, along with the coach's leadership, portends a promising season for the team.

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