Pros 22.06.2022 — 15:17 Uhr

A summer test against Athletic Bilbao

Zerofivers to play 120-minute friendly against Basque side on July 23rd

Karim Onisiwo found the net for FSV against Athletic in summer 2018

The final tough test for the Zerofivers ahead of their season opener in the DFB-Pokal against Erzgebirge Aue is clear: The MEWA ARENA and Bo Svensson’s team will play host to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday July 23rd. The two 60-minute halves against La Liga’s eighth-place side last season was organised in cooperation with Onside Sports GmbH, and will kick off at 17:00 CEST.

The historic Basque-country club, who knocked out last season’s Champions League winners Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey, have been guests in Mainz before, back in 2018 when the Zerofivers won 5-3 in a penalty shootout. The side includes several Spanish internationals, including goalkeeper Unai Simón and defensive marshall Iñigo Martínez. All ticket information for the game will be released in due course.