ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS

Ernesto Valverde congratulated his Athletic Bilbao players for a job well done following Friday’s 1-0 victory over Cordoba in La Liga.
Athletic Bilbao star Mikel Rico says everyone is asking him for tickets to see the Copa del Rey final on May 30 – even his plumber!
Athletic Bilbao defender Xabier Etxeita has warned his teammates of the danger of underestimating Cordoba on Friday.
The allocation of tickets for the final of the Copa del Rey has been decided by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
Manchester City are set to step up their interest in Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte with a bid of €42m.
Ernesto Valverde believes Malaga will have ‘noticed’ Athletic Bilbao following their 4-0 victory over Getafe in La Liga on Saturday.
Ernesto Valverde is disappointed Athletic Bilbao missed the chance to get points back on their rivals and wants a return to form against Getafe.
Athletic Bilbao defender Mikel San Jose says the club are still looking to finish in seventh spot despite their recent run of bad form.
Espanyol Coach Sergio Gonzalez insists he won’t discuss the team’s chances of making Europe even after beating Athletic Bilbao.
Ernesto Valverde has warned Athletic Bilbao that Espanyol will want revenge for their Copa del Rey exit during Sunday’s La Liga meeting.
Valencia boss Nuno Santo fumed at the ‘outrageous’ decision to award Athletic Bilbao their equaliser following Thursday’s 1-1 draw at San Mames.
Ernesto Valverde has warned his Athletic Bilbao players to beware of Valencia’s ‘consistency’ ahead of Thursday’s meeting at San Mames.
Andoni Iraola is to leave Athletic Bilbao at the end of the season and he is set to move to the United States and MLS.
Athletic Bilbao star Iker Muniain could be set for a long spell on the sidelines after he was stretchered off with a suspected knee injury against Sevilla.
Unai Emery has demanded caution from his Sevilla players, despite his ‘joy’ with their 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Unai Emery has described Sevilla’s remaining fixtures, starting with Saturday’s visit of Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, as ‘transcendental.
Spanish police will press charges against a 17-year-old who threatened to detonate a bomb during the Copa del Rey final at Camp Nou on May 30.
Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz admits he is disappointed that the Camp Nou has been selected to host this year’s Copa del Rey final.
Sergio Ramos has refused to comment on the Spanish national anthem possibly being booed during the Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao.
Ernesto Valverde says he is relishing the prospect of Athletic Bilbao contesting the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Athletic Bilbao President Josu Urrutia says his club will be “delighted” to take on Barcelona in their own back yard in the final of the Copa del Rey.
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have chosen the Camp Nou to host this year’s Copa del Rey final on May 30.
Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde says he is still eyeing a Europa League place following Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Almeria at San Mames.
Almeria boss Juan Ignacio Martinez was left to rue his team’s lack of firepower in the 2-1 weekend defeat at Athletic Bilbao.
Ernesto Valverde has revealed that he would like Real Madrid to host the Copa del Rey final between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona on May 30.
Ernesto Valverde admitted Athletic Bilbao ‘suffered’ against Celta Vigo but praised them for digging deep to secure a 2-1 victory at Balaidos on Saturday.
Ernesto Valverde has challenged Athletic Bilbao to secure three more wins ahead of Saturday’s trip to Celta Vigo in La Liga.
The city of Sevilla has offered its three major venues as a solution to where the Copa del Rey final should be played.
The Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) has expressed its outrage as arguments over the choice of venue for this year’s Copa del Rey final rumble on.
The head of Spain’s Higher Sports Council (CSD), Miguel Cardenal, is backing fans of Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona not to jeer the national anthem.

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