Athletic will close out its preseason with friendly matches against the duel scheduled for Aug. 5 at Lasesarre, Barakaldo field, against Real which is the equivalent of the final of Euskal Herria Txapela 2022. This tournament measures the teams that have won most points in Basque derbies played. throughout the last league campaign. The Lions, eighth in the overall final standings, finished the final regularity championship with 14 points, Real added 12, Osasuna remained at 4 and Alavés, who was relegated, finished with 2.
Osasuna is the current txapeldun of this championship after his victory against Real last year. The Donostiarras therefore did not revalidate the title won in an edition earlier against Osasuna himself. Eibar won in 2019 and Athletic in 2018. 2017, between the Lions and Alavés, was suspended due to a skirmish.
Source: La Verdad