The second round of La Liga and its 20th day began this Friday, in San Mamés, for a duel between Athletic Club de Bilbao and Cadiz. A dynamic match, in which Ernesto Valverde’s team managed to take the lead quickly, when Sancet recovered a ball in the box and beat Ledesma with a fine shot, in the top corner (1-0, 10th ). The Leones then slowed down a bit and the Andalusians took the opportunity to equalize, thanks to Escalante (1-1, 25th).
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But the Rojiblancos quickly recovered. Served by Raúl García, Sancet was once again decisive and offered himself a double (2-1, 35th). And as the first half drew to a close, Álvarez scored the third goal for the Basque club with a header (3-1, 44th). In full control despite the exclusion of the ex-Parisian Berchiche (57th), Bilbao, on a counter-attack, still relied on Sancet, who scored a hat-trick with a good strike (4-1, 75th ). In great shape, he allowed the Basques to climb the standings, in search of a place in Europe next season. And this defeat makes things complicated for Cadiz, who will have to recover against Girona in order to avoid relegation.