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Lucescu: Athletic were more motivated
Shakhtar Donetsk Coach Mircea Lucescu felt Athletic Bilbao were the more motivated side after their 1-0 defeat to the Basques in Lviv.
San Jose “happy” with Bilbao winner
Athletic Bilbao defender Mikel San Jose declared himself happy with his 68th minute goal that proved enough to beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 in Lviv.
Valverde: Win all that matters
Ernesto Valverde has said Athletic Bilbao didn’t care how they beat Shakhtar Donetsk, they just knew they had to get three points.
Athletic improve to beat Shakhtar
Athletic Bilbao recorded their first win in Champions League Group H thanks to Mikel San Jose’s goal against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Ernesto Valverde makes two changes to the Athletic Bilbao side to play Shakhtar Donetsk in the Basques’ penultimate Champions League fixture.
Lucescu: Athletic will put up a fight
Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu believes Athletic Bilbao will give 100 per cent in their Champions League clash on Tuesday.
Valverde hoping La Liga form rubs off
Ernesto Valverde is counting on Athletic Bilbao’s improved La Liga form rubbing off in their Champions League game at Shakhtar Donetsk.
Valverde hails 'dominant' Athletic
Ernesto Valverde hailed his 'dominant' Athletic Bilbao side following Friday’s 3-1 victory over Espanyol in La Liga.
Sergio disappointed by defeat
Sergio did little to hide his disappointment in seeing Espanyol lose comprehensively to Athletic Bilbao.
Sergio hoping for another Athletic win
Espanyol Coach Sergio is hopeful of recording a third-straight away win against Athletic Bilbao when the sides meet on Friday night.
Aduriz not out for Espanyol revenge
Aritz Aduriz has said there’s no desire for revenge against Espanyol among the Athletic Bilbao squad after last season’s home defeat.
Athletic more confident says Benat
Athletic Bilbao midfielder Benat Etxebarria says there is more confidence around San Mames after the team’s four-game unbeaten run in La Liga.
Mikel Rico: CL exit not a bad thing
Athletic Bilbao midfielder Mikel Rico insists the club’s Champions League exit last week was not such a bad thing.
Valverde backs Valencia for CL
Athletic Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde believes Valencia have the makings of a Champions League team after the goalless draw between the sides.
Nuno ‘proud’ after Athletic draw
Valencia Coach Nuno Santo declared he was proud of his team despite being held to a goalless home draw by Athletic Bilbao.
Nuno: Athletic will miss Aduriz
Valencia Coach Nuno Santo believes Athletic Bilbao will be affected by the absence of Aritz Aduriz when the sides meet on Sunday.
Valverde: Athletic were outclassed
Ernesto Valverde admitted Porto were the better side as his Athletic Bilbao crashed out of the Champions League at San Mames.
Guillermo: Athletic not good enough
Young Athletic Bilbao striker Guillermo conceded his side was not good enough in the 2-0 Champions League defeat to Porto at San Mames.
Lopetegui: Porto deserved it
Porto boss Julen Lopetegui thought his team were just winners after their 2-0 Champions League defeat of Athletic Bilbao at San Mames.
Athletic crash out at San Mames
Athletic Bilbao crashed out of the Champions League with a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Porto at San Mames.
Line-ups: Athletic Bilbao-Porto
Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde has named a rigid formation for the Champions League clash with Porto at San Mames.
Lopetegui cautious ahead of San Mames
Porto boss Julen Lopetegui has urged caution ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with Athletic Bilbao at San Mames.
Athletic obliged to win says Valverde
Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde admits the Champions League Group H clash with Porto on Wednesday is a do-or-die situation.
Emery: No crisis at Athletic
Sevilla Coach Unai Emery doesn’t believe Athletic Bilbao are in crisis despite a slow start to the season.
Valverde wants Athletic win streak
Ernesto Valverde has called on Athletic Bilbao to go on a winning streak after snapping their nine-game winless run.
‘Athletic suffered for victory’
Ernesto Valverde admitted Athletic Bilbao’s win over Almeria wasn’t pretty but insisted he didn’t mind since it delivered three points.
'Athletic have obligation to win'
Ernesto Valverde is under no illusions regarding Athletic Bilbao’s form and says Los Leones must beat Almeria.
Lopetegui: Athletic were a problem
Porto boss Julen Lopetegui admitted Athletic Bilbao caused his side problems on Tuesday night, but felt his team deserved their victory.
Athletic lose to Porto
Hector Herrera and Ricardo Queresma scored as Porto beat Athletic Bilbao, Guillermo’s goal not enough for Los Leones.
There is a strong Spanish representation in the Porto side named by Julen Lopetegui to play Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League.
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