Marcelino García Toral

From Heynckes to Marcelino

Athletic coached by MGT has managed to defeat the big three of Spanish football in the same season.

It had been 27 years, since the Jupp Heynckes stage, that Athletic Club had not managed to beat Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid in the same season. With Marcelino on the bench, the team has done it again. Whites and Catalans were defeated in the remembered Super Cup, while Atlético lost in San Mamés on April 25 (2-1). The ‘lions’ were not satisfied with surpassing the top three classified in La Liga. They also dominated the fourth, Sevilla FC. In this case, winning the two league matches (2-1 and 0-1, the first of them with Gaizka Garitano still as coach).