Athletic Club hosted LaLiga Genuine

27 March 2023

Athletic Club hosted LaLiga Genuine

Last weekend, Athletic Club Foundation hosted the second phase of the tournament, with 33 matches to be played.

More than 350 footballers with intellectual disabilities played last Saturday and Sunday at the Lezama facilities for the Second Phase of LaLiga Genuine. A total of 33 matches were organized between 22 of the 44 teams taking part in this social inclusion tournament. Under the slogan “Sharing rather than competing”, the festive atmosphere was guaranteed both on the pitch and in the stands. As was the case in last season’s Final Phase, also held in Lezama, the Genuine lions and lionesses, accompanied by their joyful fans, will faithfully represent the values of Athletic as the host club.

The welcome ceremony for the participating teams was held in the best possible setting, San Mam茅s, prior to the Athletic Club – Sevilla FC women’s match (Friday 24, at 20:00). The matches in this second phase were played over three days, Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning. The competition was played in 8-a-side football, in matches of 4 halves of 10 minutes each.

Athletic Genuine match schedule

Athletic Genuine is in the Respect Group, one of the three groups into which the 44 participating LaLiga clubs are divided.  The rest of the teams are: Fundaci贸n Albacete, SD Huesca, Real Sporting de Gij贸n, CA Osasuna, Deportivo Alav茅s, SD Ponferradina, Real ValladoliDi, Real Zaragoza, CD Lugo, UD Ibiza, Deportivo de La Coru帽a, FC Andorra and Levante UD EDI.

The following three Athletic Genuine’s matches organized at Lezama were as follows:

  • Athletic Club Fundazioa – Fundaci贸n Albacete (Saturday, 11:00, Lezama)
  • Real Sporting de Gij贸n – Athletic Club Fundazioa (Saturday, 17:30, Lezama)
  • Athletic Club Fundazioa – SD Ponferradina (Sunday, 12:00, Lezama)

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