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Looks like this game threads are giving us luck so I continue. Looks like Valverde will give the Liège "heroes" a recognition and put them today also, except Javi Casas for the injured Del Horno.

Let´s see if we can win this game, that would meant Liège game was not a miracle and we have changed our away performance, at least I hope to see a good Athletic today.

Probable lineup: Aranzubia, Murillo, L.Prieto, Gurpegi, Casas; Iraola, Tiko, Orbaiz, Yeste; Etxeberria, Ezquerro.

Go lions!:fero:
 

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Halftime: 0-0

Athletic is playing well, 4 clear chances (including another penalty miss by Iraola, good bye to the specialist?:( ) and 0 chances for Zaragoza, we should be at least 0-2 up by now.

Let´s hope we have more luck in the second half, and be careful with the ref, he will try to compensate the penalty.

Aupa Athletic!:fero:
 

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Real Zaragoza 0-2 Athletic Club

0-1 Ezquerro 54´
0-2 Ezquerero 79´

Well played Athletic, Txingurri has found the system for away games. The second half was as the first, although Aranzubia had to made some good saves Athletic controlled the game and deserved the win. What a form Santi!!! Five goals in 3 days.:cool: The first, in a corner. Football is so strange sometimes.... more than 2 years without scoring in a corner, more than 80 games and we score it without Urzaiz and Del Horno in the field. :eek:

BTW, Ezquerro´s second goal was Athletic´s 4,000 goal in league, so zorionak to Santi. The 3,000 was scored by (stand up) Iñigo Liceranzu (sit again) against Reala, a goal that gave us the league championship 20 years ago, I hope this means we´re also winning something this year.;)
 

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Woohoo Ezquerro is on fire!!!

We're unstoppable at the moment, it's a pity the winter break is coming after next wednesday :(.
 

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I didn´t have time before to give some points, it´s always a joy when we win (the game threads give us luck;) ) I´ll see if I do it when we loose...:eek::D

Aranzubia (7): As in Liège he had problems to catch the ball, lost it a couple of times, he puts us nervous. (should train more that) On the other hand he´s making great saves in the last games, on that aspect he´s on a great form.

Murillo (7): Probably one of the problems we had on away games is that we played too offensive wingbacks, Murillo and Casas gave a lot of solidity to the defense today.

Javi Casas (8): Very well Javi, today he demonstrated his game against Racing wasn´t a lucky day. I´m glad to eat my words about this player and I´m happy to see we have someone to fight for that left back position with Del Horno, he´s an interesting option especially for away games. He closed his wing, desperated Galleti, commanded the team on the air in corners and FKs (important since we missed Del Horno and Urzaiz) and added things in attack, even had a good chance to score after a great personal play, well Javi well!

Gurpegi (9): Fantastic in the defense, simply brilliant. I´m sure he would play well even as goalie.;)

Luis Prieto (8): Correct as always.;) He´s never outstanding but never horrible, it´s good to have such a regular player.

Iraola (7): As in Liège he missed a penalty, and as in Liège his level decreased after it, it affected him. It´s difficult to be Athletic´s penalty specialist since lately we´ve had probably the 2 best takers in the history of the league, Garitano and Larrazabal, but with confidence he´ll become one, they also had bad runs. Of course if he doesn´t feel confident he should let other do it, it´s obvious his mistakes affect him, still I trust in Andoni.:)

Orbaiz (9): Commanded the team in every moment, stole and played the ball perfectly, his assist to Ezquerro in the second goal is brilliant.

Tiko (8): Nice to see him back, Orbaiz and him ate Zaragoza´s midfield.

Yeste (8): Good Fran, he´s not so important when he plays in the wing but he still adds a lot to the team, send a fabolous kick to the post and received 2 penalties from Milito although the ref only saw one.

Etxeberria (8): As in Liège he and Ezquerro created a lot of danger every time we stole a ball in the midfield, they´re doing very well lately, still Etxebe missed some chances today.

Ezquerro (10): I´ve often posted in this forum Ezquerro has everything; speed, dribbling, intelligence, head, work, defense.....except goal, if it wasn´t for that he would be a football star. Well, lately Ezquerro is having goal and right now he´s that, a football star. He´s on fire yes, and I hope it lasts. I suppose this is just a run and soon or late he´ll return to his "regular" level (hope not) but until then we´ll enjoy one of the best players in the world. Zorionak Santi for the 4,000 goal, you´ve passed to history. The butcher Álvaro injured him in the second goal play, hope it isn´t much.

Urzaiz, Jonan, Solabarrieta (-): Not enough time.

Looks like this 4-4-2 is what we needed for away games!! Now let´s beat Mallorca on Wednesday and continue the good run next year.:cool:
 

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Like I said about Ezquerro; he has all the abilities to be a star. I think he's a player who can do alot, and I'd love to see him playing with Xavi for Spain in his current form.
 
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