San Mames opens its doors once again after two matchdays and an international break without football at the Basque stadium. Athletic Club have used the time to gather strength for the tough fixtures that lie ahead for them. The first of these takes place this weekend, against an in-form Sevilla who occupy second place in the table and have been rock solid defensively. Eduardo Berizzo’s men have conceded just three times this season, and are joint second with suprise story Leganes in terms of goals shipped –only behind Barça. “I think that visits to San Mames are always tough. We have to continue with our identity, wherever we go, and aim for the win there.” Athletic have had a decidedly more shakey defence, conceding six goals in their last two games and taking just one point from the last twelve available. It’s a dynamic that Ziganda’s players want to turn around as soon as possible, and they hope that the fans at the Cathedral can help them to victory in a massive game. “It’s clear that we need to win. We have to turn around this bad form we’ve got stuck in. Luckily we’re at home next, in front of our fans.” It’s one of the classic games in Spanish football, between two sides preparing for a series of daunting fixtures. San Mames awaits for Athletic Club and Sevilla.