Athletic Club Bilbao may have bowed out of the UEFA Champions League group stage and been eliminated from the Europa League in the round of 32, but the team has been in excellent form in the 2014 – 2015 La Liga as of late and is slowly climbing the league standings table as a result. Indeed, the Lions have now won five consecutive premier division titles, climbing from 12th place to eighth place overall. Celebrate the team’s sudden burst of success with a brand new Athletic Bilbao jersey from Soccer Box.
Soccer Box is currently selling the Athletic Bilbao home shirt 2014 – 2015 for 20% off the original price. This jersey, designed by Nike and featuring a striking red and white vertical striping motif, is what the Lions will be wearing until May. We also have stock available of the Bilbao away jersey, as well as of several different styles of soccer shorts and football socks.
The 2014 – 2015 La Liga
Whichever version of the Athletic Bilbao jersey you prefer, now is the perfect time to pick one up from Soccer Box. From the looks of it, the Lions are peaking at the perfect time. Indeed, with 10 games left in the 2014 – 2015 La Liga, there’s a chance that the Spanish squad could climb into the top five.
A top five position would be fitting for Athletic Club this year. After all, they finished 2013 – 2014 in fourth place, and fans were hoping that they would only improve upon that impressive finish this time around.
Things haven’t quite gone that way for the Lions this year, though. They started off the season in poor fashion, losing five matches in the first seven weeks of competition, and dropping all the way down to 19th place in the league rankings. Needless to say, football fans in the Athletic Bilbao home shirt 2014 – 2015 were incredibly disappointed in the showing—especially after last year’s strong performance.
Since then, the wearers of the Athletic Bilbao jersey have oscillated between peaks and valleys of performance. The initial losing streak was followed by a successful burst where the Lions won four fixtures in five weeks. But that successful span came to a close at the end of November, and was followed by another dismal run of losses. Needless to say, Athletic Bilbao entered 2015 with low odds of repeating last season’s success, and even lower spirits.
The Winning Streak
The Bilbao squad showed signs of life on February 1st, finally collecting their first La Liga victory of the year in a 2-0 away fixture at Levante. And while that victory was followed by one of the worst losses of the entire 2014 – 2015 campaign—a 2-5 at-home loss to Barcelona—things were about to look up for the Lions.
Indeed, on February 22nd, the squad donned the Athletic Bilbao home shirt 2014 – 2015 for a 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano. It wasn’t a big triumph, but it was notable nonetheless as Athletic Club’s first winning home fixture since November.
The football game was also notable for kick-starting what would be a dynamite winning streak for the Lions. In the weeks following the Vallecano match, Bilbao won away contests at Eibar and Celta Viga, and even managed a season-defining home win against Real Madrid.
This past weekend, Athletic Club pushed their winning run to five games with a 2-1 home win over Almeria. Bilbao got off to a great start, with a nine-minute goal from defender Xabier Etxeita. 17 minutes later, they moved to 2-0, with a point from midfielder Mikel Rico.
The second half didn’t go nearly as well for the home side. Defender Mikel Balenziaga netted an own goal at the 47-minute mark to put Almeria on the board, tarnishing his team’s great early advantage. Luckily for fans in the Athletic Club shirt, though, the away side never managed a successful offensive drive, and the match ended with the score at 2-1.
If the Lions continue this winning run, they could potentially land in the same position on the 2014 – 2015 standings table as where they finished last year. That’s not something anyone saw coming after the football team’s disastrous season opening, so it deserves celebrating.
Root for the football squad today, with a brand new Athletic Bilbao jersey from Soccer Box. Whether you are looking for the home shirt or the away jersey, you can find it here! The home shirt is currently available for 20% off the original price, and you can take an extra 12.5% off by using the coupon code “BLOG2015” at checkout.