Athletic Club de Bilbao achieved this Sunday their first title at MICFootball. The Basque team beat Colombian Julián Vásquez (2-0) in the final of the U20 category.
The two goals for the lions were the work of Álvaro Sánchez Ruiz de Galarreta and Peio Canales (penalty). The duel pitted two teams that had already faced each other in the group stage in Tossa de Mar, with a final result of 0-0.
The party of the box trained by Txema Añibarro was total. And totally justified. Athletic had to sweat the fat drop during their way to the final. In the semifinals they got rid of BCN Sports Academy (2-0), but in the quarterfinals, against one of the other favourites, Sevilla FC, they advanced to the next round on penalties (1-1). The other victories were against IDA Valencia (0-1), FC Can Buxeres (4-0) and FC Juventus Lloret (0-1).
Remarkable for Julián Vásquez
Julián Vásquez, who participated in the MIC with five teams, reached the final after overcoming the last two rounds on penalties: against B1 Soccer Academy (1-1) and CF Lloret (0-0). Previously, the group of Jhon Freddy Hurtado and Jose Fernando Montaño had thrashed AE Sant Gregori (4-0), FC Juventus de Lloret (8-0) and FC Can Buxeres (4-0).