Athletic Club followed their successful weekend in Germany with a 1-1 draw away at Segunda Division side Numancia in Soria. The Lions fell behind in the seventh minute but drew level early in the second half when Vivian headed in substitute Ibai’s free kick.
The Athletic starting line-up was as follows:
Simón – De Marcos, Vivian, Iñigo Martínez, Balenziaga – San José, Beñat, Larrazabal, Sancet – Vicente, Aduriz.
Unlike in previous pre-season friendlies when the whole team was replaced during the match, manager Garitano only made six substitutions this time around. Ibai came on for Vicente at half time, in the 57th minute Nolaskoain and Kodro replaced Iñigo Martínez and Aduriz, and in the 74th minute Vesga, Villalibre and Capa came on for Beñat, Sancet and De Marcos.