In the riveting clash during the 14th week of the Spanish topflight, Inaki Williams emerged as the hero for Athletico Bilbao by netting a crucial away goal, ultimately securing a vital point in Monday evening’s encounter.
Girona FC, holding an impressive record of 12 wins from 14 games before the match, harbored ambitions of solidifying their position atop the league standings. Athletico Madrid, entering the game with momentum from consecutive victories over Celta Vigo and Villarreal, sought to continue their winning streak.
The initial half witnessed Girona dominating possession, yet their offensive endeavors yielded minimal results. Despite their control, they struggled to translate it into tangible goal-scoring opportunities.
The deadlock was finally broken in the 55th minute as Girona capitalized on a rebound shot courtesy of Ukrainian midfielder Viktor Tsygankov.
In response, Inaki Williams, the Black Stars Striker, showcased his prowess, equalizing in the 67th minute with a well-executed finish after a precise through pass from Inigo Galarreta.
Although Girona intensified their dominance in the second half, especially following the introduction of Portu, they faltered in converting chances into goals, failing to find the target.
Inaki Williams’ goal marked his sixth in the current La Liga campaign, complemented by three assists. Notably, this scoring prowess was not limited to domestic competition, as he previously displayed his striking abilities by securing the first goal for the Senior national team in the World Cup qualifier against Madagascar, a dramatic moment occurring in the 95th minute.