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The history of Basque derbies

The history of Basque derbies

Basque derby football is played between Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao next 5 January in Anoeta. This year, watching the trajectory of both teams in the league, It is presented as one of the most exciting derbies in recent years. Both donostiarras as locals are fighting for fourth place, square that now occupies the whole vizcaíno. On the streets of Donostia and breathes derby environment.

A top-flight derby is what fans expect Basque teams this weekend in Anoeta. Both sets are in the noble League, struggling to play the Champions League next year. The streets of the old part of San Sebastian anxiously await the arrival of the two hobbies, always in a peaceful environment, something surprising and does not happen in any other league derby.

The harmony between the two Basque hobbies violence collides with other regional derbies.
The harmony between the two Basque hobbies violence collides with other regional derbies.

Both Jagoba Arrasate as Ernesto Valverde will debut next Sunday, another incentive to enjoy the game. It will be the derby revenge, since the donostiarra set the two parties took the last course, including the last game between the teams played in San Mames. Cathedral She closed its history in the Basque derbies with a very painful defeat, is why the lions They will go to San Sebastian spirit of revenge.

The lions San Sebastián reach in positions of Champions League, Real he succeeded since the last season. The team white-blue, eliminated from the Champions, It has significantly improved in the league, recovering the good feelings last season.

Picture of the last derby in Anoeta who won 2-0 Real Sociedad.
Image of the two Basque teams posing for photographers in one of the last derbies.

The story usually weighs in such clashes, Athletic clearly dominates direct confrontation with its neighbor. Of the 150 matches, the lions They have taken victory in 63 meetings. But in San Sebastian, the baggage clearly favors the donostiarras, because of 66 derbies who have lived so far in Donostia-San Sebastián, donostiarras have been victorious in 32 occasions, while the locals have achieved so far 19 San Sebastián wins. The 15 They remaining ended in draws.

Tournament PJ Ath E Real goals Ath Real goals
First division of Spain 132 56 32 44 225 180
Copa del Rey 18 7 6 5 25 17
Total official 150 63 38 49 250 197

 

PJ: games played
Ath: victories Athletic Club
Real: Real Sociedad victories
E: draws
goals Ath: Goals Athletic Club
Real goals: Real Sociedad goals

 

Basque derbies are more than a football game. In 1976, for example, Atocha occurred in one of the most memorable images in the history of derbies. In the negotiation process and progress towards a democratic model, both teams stepped forward leaving the pitch together with the ikurriña. both captains, Iribar by lions e Inaxio Kortabarria por los white-urdines carried the flag Basque autonomy claimed by then banned and carry it and wear it was still a matter of detention in Spain. It was a historic event and the first public sign of Ikurriña was tolerated after more than 40 years of fascist dictatorship. The derby has also shown other endearing images, as when both clubs together chanted the name of realistic aficionado who died at the hands of a sector of the front Athletic, Aitor Zabaleta.

Kortabarria and Iribar in one of the most memorable images of all derbies in the old Atocha.
Kortabarria and Iribar in one of the most memorable images of all derbies in the old Atocha.

Although Atocha derbies have always lived in a special way, Anoeta live Sunday from the 20:00h Basque football party. As for the low, Athletic Bilbao will have all its troops, while the Royal Society will not be heading injured, Estrada, De la Bella, Granero and Ifrán. The main advantages of both sets will be Griezmann by white-urdines, while the danger of lions come Boots Muniain, both players are in an enviable run of form. The swords are all high, and that of San Sebastian and Bilbao reach the derby at the best time of the season. Everything is cooked in Donostia for the first big game of the League in 2014. We only have one question, Who will win the Basque derby?

Iker Muniain and Antoine Griezmann the players in the form of both sets.
Iker Muniain and Antoine Griezmann the players in the form of both sets.

Koldo Sandoval

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  1. I think this year ke has real facil.apesar ke atletic.lleva bueana ina streak but I do not think ke ke real feet both say they see Bilbainos aficcionados ke ke Sucked .espero be a emocinante derby but with a win txuri of urdin I predict:3-0 ke the best man win

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