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Thursday December 6 2012
Athletic play out bore draw

Athletic Bilbao played out a 0-0 bore draw with Sparta Prague as they ended their Europa League campaign.

Marcelo Bielsa gave some fringe players a run-out in this Europa League tie, as they went into the match having already been knocked out.

That inexperience showed early on as the Czech side dominated the opening exchanges, and they perhaps could have taken the lead, only for Jiri Skalak to hit the post.

The San Mames side then slowly started to dominate possession, but they couldn't carve a clear goalscoring chance.

The second half saw much the same from both teams, with neither goalkeepers being tested properly. Aritz Aduriz went close late on, but it wasn’t enough as Los Leones ended their disappointing European campaign.

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