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Athletic Club and the Basque derbies in LaLiga 2024/25

Mairenis Gomez

June 20, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.

Athletic Club will face Real Sociedad, Deportivo Alavés and CA Osasuna on key dates

Basque derbies always awaken a special emotion in the hearts of football fans in Bilbao and Bizkaia. This season, LaLiga 2024/25 will not be the exception, with meetings full of passion and rivalry. Below, I detail the most anticipated matches of the Athletic Club against their traditional Basque rivals, Real Sociedad, Deportivo Alavés and CA Osasuna.

Real Sociedad: the great duel of November and May

The first Basque derby of the season will be against Real Sociedad, a classic full of history and tension. Athletic Club will face its neighbors on two key dates:

  • Day 14: November 24 in San Mames.
  • Day 34: May 4 in Anoeta.

These matches are not only crucial for the teams, but they also mark important moments for the fans. The dates are strategically located to keep the excitement going until the end of the season. In particular, the May match could be decisive for both teams' European aspirations.

Deportivo Alavés: the battle of December 15 and May 11

The next challenge will be against Deportivo Alavés. This derby is always intense, and this season the matches are scheduled for significant dates:

  • Day 17: December 15 in Mendizorroza.
  • Day 35: May 11 in San Mames.

The December matchup will be a crucial test before the Christmas break, while the May match could be decisive in the fight for relegation spots or European qualification. The matches against Alavés always have a special flavor, with an atmosphere that can only be experienced in the Basque Country.

CA Osasuna: clashes in December and March

Finally, Athletic Club will face CA Osasuna, another derby full of tradition and competitiveness. The dates of these meetings are:

  • Day 18: December 22 in El Sadar.
  • Day 29: March 30 in San Mames.

The December match will be a tough test just before the end of the year, while the March match could be key in the final stretch of the season. Both teams will fight tooth and nail for every point, knowing what is at stake.

The passion of Basque football

The 2024/25 LaLiga season promises to be one of the most exciting for Basque fans. Each derby is a football celebration and an opportunity to demonstrate the strength and pride of our region. The matches against Real Sociedad, Deportivo Alavés and CA Osasuna are not only matches, but events that unite the entire community around the love of sport.

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