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Athletic Bilbao progressed to the group stages of the Europa League despite a high scoring draw with HJK Helsinki at the Finnair Stadium.
Juan Ignacio Martinez has been able to call up full-back Juanfran Garcia for the first time this season for the Europa League squad to face Motherwell.
Athletic Bilbao have a number of injury problems for Thursday’s Europa League return fixture with HJK Helsinki.
Juan Ignacio Martinez called it ‘a special day’ after watching his Levante team beat Motherwell 2-0 in their Europa League qualifier.
Athletic Bilbao all but ensured Europa League group stage qualification with a 6-0 first-leg thrashing of HJK Helsinki at San Mames.
Levante are favourites to progress to the Europa League group stages after easing to a first leg qualifying round 2-0 success at Motherwell.
Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa has made just one change to the team that was soundly beaten 5-3 by Real Betis on Saturday.
Levante are without injured pair Juanfran and Pedro Rios for their first-leg Europa League play-off against Motherwell at Fir Park.
Motherwell aim to welcome Levante to Scotland with an aerial assault in tonight's Europa League tie.
HJK Helsinki boss Antti Muurinen has conceded his side are inferior to Athletic Bilbao ahead of the clubs Europa League clash tonight.
Levante captain Sergio Ballesteros reckons his team are underdogs ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Motherwell at Fir Park.
Levante’s Juanlu has reflected that elimination from the Europa League qualifying round would not be a failure for his club.
Despite reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League, Valencia received a total of €2m less in revenue from UEFA in 2011-12 compared to 2010-11.
Levante's rebuilding continues apace with a deal for Polish international Dariusz Dudka close to completion.
Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa was unhappy with his team’s display in the 2-1 Europa League second-leg defeat to Slaven Belupo.
Athletic Bilbao have a foot in the next round of the Europa League after beating Slaven Belupo 3-1 in their first leg tie at San Mames.
Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa has been forced to reshape his defence before Thursday’s Europa League clash with Slaven Belupo.
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