Retro: Bournemouth 3-0 Lyon

A look back at Olympique Lyonnais’ visit to the south coast of England in Summer 2019. Match Date: Saturday 3rd August 2019, K.O. 15:30.Venue: The Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth. Less than a week after their Emirates Cup win in London, Lyon returned to British soil for a first ever meeting with Bournemouth. Canadian/Cuban-American duo Shawn Mendes …

Mirandés 1-2 Athletic Club

Athletic Club finished their preparations for the new season with a win against newly promoted Segunda Division side Mirandés at the Estadio Anduva. Aritz Aduritz and Unai Núñez were on the scoresheet for Athletic in the 18th and 51st minutes respectively and Brazilian striker Matheus Aias, who is on loan from Watford, pulled one back …

AS Roma 2-2 Athletic Club

Coach Gaizka Garitano sent out a strong line-up for the heavyweight friendly match against Italian outfit AS Roma as Athletic Club made their final overseas voyage of this pre-season programme. The starting XI of Unai Simón, Capa, Yeray, Iñigo Martínez, Yuri Berchiche, Dani García, Unai López, Muniain, Raúl García, Córdoba, Williams could give a strong …

Racing 2-1 Athletic Club

Athletic Club suffered a first defeat of their pre-season schedule with a 2-1 reversal to Racing of Santander at El Sardinero. None of the outfield players who had started the previous day’s match against West Ham featured in this encounter, although goalkeeper Herrerin and some of the substitutes did double up with this one. Athletic …

Bournemouth 3-0 Olympique Lyonnais

Lyon suffered a confidence sapping defeat away to Premier League side Bournemouth in their final pre-season friendly before hostilities resume in Ligue 1. This latest reversal means that they have lost four out of five friendlies since new manager Sylvinho took over, and none more emphatically than this. It was the first time they have …

West Ham United 2-2 Athletic Club

Athletic Club remained unbeaten in their pre-season programme despite blowing an early two goal lead against West Ham at the London stadium. Unai López opened the scoring in the first minute and Williams made it two after a quarter of an hour, having been set up nicely by Muniain. However, the Hammers struck back with …

CD Numancia 1-1 Athletic Club

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, …

Kristiansund 0-1 Manchester United

Manchester United laboured to a 1-0 friendly win against Kristiansund in Norway in the latest match of their pre-season tour and needed a last minute penalty from substitute Juan Mata to break the deadlock and maintain their one hundred percent record in their summer programme. The match was all about the Solskjær family, with United …

Olympique Lyonnais 1-3 Liverpool

Lyon suffered another defeat in their pre-season programme, but there was no shame in losing out to the European champions Liverpool at the Stade de Geneve. Lyon raced into an early lead when Dembélé won a penalty after a goalkeeping error in only the second minute and Memphis Deplay converted it. However, that was as …