Athletic Bilbao boss Gaizka Garitano wins first game in charge

Athletic Bilbao boss Gaizka Garitano was rewarded with his first win in charge of Athletic club following the sacking of Eduardo Berrizzo.

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Aritz Aduriz’s last-minute penalty at home to Girona in the final minute after Iker Muniain was felled in the box and VAR confirmed it was a penalty, giving Gaizka Garitano – who had replaced Eduardo Berizzo – a winning start in the dugout to move level with Villarreal.

“These are three important points, but this is going to be very long,” Garitano told reporters after the match, as cited by Marca.

“I want to thank our fans for all their support, that has pushed us a lot, it has strengthened us, I also believe that the team has transmitted a lot of this back to our unbelievable fans.

“The fans are crucial to this club, they push us on.”

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