Bielsa bemoans Bilbao luck
Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa blamed his side’s bad luck in the 1-1 Europa League draw with Hapoel Kiryat Shmona at San Mames.
Llorente pleased for San Mames return
Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has admitted that he was pleased to return to San Mames, despite the team's 1-1 draw with Hapoel Kiryat Shmona.
JIM: Let’s convert Europa form to Liga
Juan Ignacio Martinez is happy that Levante won their opening Europa League group game tonight and hopes that the form can be replicated in La Liga.
Bilbao miss host of chances in draw
Athletic Bilbao got their Europa League campaign off to a shaky start on Thursday, as they could only draw 1-1 with Hapoel Kiryat Shmona.
Levante begin group stage with win
Levante have begun life in the Europa League proper with a win, as they defeated Helsingborgs on Thursday night.
Simeone: Forward and never back
Diego Simeone claims that he has no reserves at Atletico Madrid and says continuing the team’s winning run hinges on ‘looking forward and never back’.
‘Others will also lose to Atletico’
Hapoel Tel Aviv Coach Nitzan Shirazi has come out in full praise of tonight’s opponents Atletico Madrid, saying many others will also be inferior to them.
Much-changed Atleti see of Hapoel
A second string Atletico Madrid comfortably dispatched Hapoel Tel Aviv to begin their Europa League defence in assured fashion.
Llorente’s message to fans
Fernando Llorente has posted a brief message to Athletic Bilbao fans ahead of his return to action in front of them tonight.
Simeone: Here to win, not entertain
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has defended his squad selection for tomorrow's Europa League opener against Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Falcao on secrets of EL success
On-fire forward Radamel Falcao has explained why Atletico Madrid and himself have both been so successful in the Europa League.
JIM: Enjoy Europe, focus on Liga
Juan Ignacio Martinez has urged his Levante to enjoy their Europa League campaign, but not at the expense of their efforts in La Liga.
Bielsa: No easy games
Marcelo Bielsa has dismissed the notion that Athletic Bilbao will be able to take it easy on Thursday night, as he confirms his Europa League starting XI.
Levante ‘will be flying’ claims Quico
President Quico Catalan claims his Levante team ‘will be flying’ when they take on Helsingborgs in the Europa League on Thursday.
‘San Mames will back Llorente’
Ander Iturraspe and Oscar De Marcos believe that Fernando Llorente will receive a good reception from Athletic Bilbao’s fans this Thursday.
Pallardo hopes ‘Euro Levante’ catches
Midfielder Miguel Pallardo hopes that the early-season enthusiasm for Levante’s Europa League participation will help them continue in the competition.
Muniain back in training
Athletic Bilbao could include Iker Muniain in their Europa League squad for this Thursday’s game, after his return to training today.
Juanfran: Atleti strong without Falcao
Radamel Falcao won't feature for Atletico Madrid against Hapoel Tel-Aviv, but Juanfran insists the squad is good enough to cope.
Double injury blow for Athletic
Athletic Bilbao’s Iker Muniain and Inigo Perez will likely miss the Basques’ opening Europa League group match in midweek through injury.
Levante's late Martins capture
Levante have completed the signing of Nigerian international striker Obafemi Martins – 13 days after the transfer window shut.
Europe ‘a tribute to Levante’
Levante captain Sergio Ballesteros says the fact the club are playing in the Europa League this season is a tribute to all the Levante supporters.
Munua holds Europa ambition
Gustavo Munua has admitted that he is frustrated to find himself on the bench for Levante’s Europa League matches.
Europa: Spanish open against Israelis
Atletico Madrid begin their Europa League campaign away to Hapoel Tel-Aviv, whilst Athletic Bilbao host fellow Israelis Kiryat Shmona.
Levante welcome EL draw, sign Volta
Levante President Quico Catalan has described his pride at seeing the club in the Europa League group stage draw earlier today.
Cerezo: Atletico EL group 'tough'
Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo has warned of the dangers lying in wait for his club in Europa League Group B.
Amorrortu: Athletic group 'attractive'
Athletic Bilbao sporting director Jose Maria Amorrortu likes the look of the club's Europa League group draw.
Atleti face trip into Europa unknown
Defending champions Atletico Madrid face a trip into Europa League unknown for 2012-13, whilst Levante are handed a tricky tournament debut.
Spanish sides in Europa League draw
Atletico Madrid, Levante and Athletic Bilbao will all be in today’s draw for the group stage of this season’s Europa League.
Bielsa laments Bilbao attacking woes
Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa has lamented his players’ inability to convert the number of chances they create into goals.
'Historic' win for JIM and Levante
Levante boss Juan Ignacio Martinez called his team’s Europa League win over Motherwell ‘historic’ but is now thinking only of La Liga.
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