Athletic Bilbao ahead Raul Garcia scored to compensate for a squandered penalty and lead a 1-0 win over Alaves on a record-setting night time for teammate Inaki Williams.
Williams set a Spanish league list together with his 203rd consecutive look by way of taking part in Friday’s fit at San Mames Stadium. The Bilbao striker has no longer overlooked a league fit for any explanation why since April 2016. The prior mark of 202 directly league video games used to be held by way of former Actual Sociedad participant Juan Larranaga.
Garcia had a place kick stored by way of Alaves goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco within the 9th minute after an extended video overview that noticed a handball by way of Ximo Navarro. Pacheco saved Alaves alive towards a dominant Bilbao by way of saving pictures by way of Iker Muniain and Williams at the 30 minutes mark.
However the goalie may do little to prevent García from heading in Inigo Lekue’s poorly defended move a minute ahead of halftime. Williams drew in two defenders, leaving Garcia unfastened to nod house Lekue’s lengthy ball to the some distance put up. Bilbao jumped into 6th position with the victory, simply forward of Barcelona, ahead of the remainder of the spherical this weekend.
Alaves stayed within the relegation zone after its 6th defeat in seven video games. It arrived to the fit hoping to construct on its surprise 1-0 win over protecting champion Atletico Madrid within the final spherical, but it surely generated some distance too little in assault to dispute the Basque Nation derby with Bilbao.
On Saturday, Barcelona visits Atletico with trainer Ronaldo Koeman underneath excessive force following two embarrassing defeats within the Champions League. Chief Actual Madrid visits promoted Espanyol on Sunday.