This was Dynamo tenth friendly during the pre-season period. Considering that our team is having significant exercise load, slow tempo of the match was quite predictable. In the first half, opponents barely caused each other troubles.
Dynamo mostly tried to cope with Athletic pressure and focused on build-up play.
Athletic performed a number of set pieces and bothered Dynamo defense a bit, but it’s hardly possible to say they had scoring chances. The most dangerous one was the episode when the ball hit the post after the shot by Berenguer and rebound.
In the second half, both coaches used different lineups. The tempo increased. Nicholas Williams had a chance to appear one-on-one with Boiko, but Popov and Mykolenko didn’t let him do it.
Dynamo responded with run by Rodrigues and further shot from distance by Sydorchuk, but Athletic defenders did a good job. Eventually, in the 77th minute, Spanish side had a fast counterattack that resulted in goal by Inaki Williams after cross by Unai Lopez.
So, it’s 1:0, Dynamo lose against Athletic Bilbao.
Training camp 2021
FC Dynamo Kyiv – Athletic Bilbao – 0:1 (0:0)
20.07.2021. Stadion Schützenwiese, Winterthur, Switzerland
Dynamo (1st half): Boiko, Tymchyk, Syrota, Zabarnyi, Dubinchak, Andriyevskyi, Buialskyi, Shaparenko, Tsyhankov (c), de Pena, Verbic
Dynamo (2nd half): Bushchan, Karavayev, Kedziora, Popov, Mykolenko, Sydorchuk, Shepelev, Liedniev, Antiukh, Rodrigues, Shkurin (Kulach, 78)
Goal: Inaki Williams (77).