The view from Spain

An evening of Basque bonding

December 6, 2010
By Phil Ball
I've been waiting three years for the Basque derby between Real Sociedad and Athletic de Bilbao to be played again. The last time was in Anoeta in San Sebastian, and Athletic won 2-0 with a brace by Andoni Iraola, a player who should really have ended up at Real Sociedad but who decided as a young man to travel west, to the bright lights of Bilbao.

Back then, on the January 28, 2007, it was difficult to believe that for the next three seasons there would be no meetings, but Sociedad went ...

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