ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS

Athletic Coach Ernesto Valverde was disappointed his side failed to claim a positive result in their 1-0 defeat to Barcelona.
Ivan Rakitic rubbished claims he was fortunate not to concede a penalty on Iker Muniain in Barcelona’s 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Luis Enrique hailed Marc-Andre ter Stegen for a “cold-blooded” performance during Barcelona’s 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Sunday.
Luis Enrique made it 100 wins as Barcelona Coach in the quickest-ever time thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Sunday.
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The Marc-Andre ter Stegen era begins tonight as he makes his first La Liga start for Barcelona on merit against Athletic Bilbao.
Luis Enrique says Jasper Cillessen must match the “incredible” Claudio Bravo for the sake of Barcelona’s goalkeeping rotation and their “sporting success”.
Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao and Celta Vigo have avoided the so-called big boys in Friday’s Europa League group-stage draw.
La Liga has contacted the Anti-Violence Commission over the racist abuse directed at Inaki Williams by part of the Sporting Gijon crowd.
Ernesto Valverde lamented Athletic Bilbao’s excessive “costly mistakes” after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Sporting Gijon in La Liga.
Ernesto Valverde admits he was “surprised” by reports that Athletic Bilbao were close to signing Real Sociedad starlet Mikel Oyarzabal.
Athletic Bilbao target Mikel Oyarzabal has signed a new contract with Real Sociedad until 2022 and agreed a release clause potentially worth €60m.
Athletic Bilbao will reportedly activate the €40m release clause of Real Sociedad starlet Mikel Oyarzabal in a deal that could shake up the Basque Country.
Iker Muniain believes Athletic Bilbao can target a Champions League place this season and welcomes Aymeric Laporte’s contract renewal.
Aymeric Laporte insists he is happy with the decision he made to remain at Athletic Bilbao this summer.
Left-back Jon Aurtenetxe has left Athletic Bilbao to join La Liga 2 side Mirandes on a free transfer.
Mikel Balenziaga believes Athletic Bilbao are on course for another good campaign if their pre-season form is anything to go by.
La Liga’s clubs have to make their stadiums appear full or face sanctions, according to regulations coming into force in the new season.
Alaves have confirmed the signing of former Barcelona target Ibai Gomez from Athletic Bilbao on a three-year contract.
La Liga is operating at a record-low in regards to wages owed by clubs to players, according to official figures.
La Liga is set for a long winter break next season as no fixtures have been scheduled between December 18 and January 6.
Real Madrid travel to Real Sociedad, Barcelona host Real Betis and Atletico Madrid welcome new boys Alaves on the 2016-17 La Liga opening day.
The European Union has approved sanctions against seven Spanish clubs, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, guilty of accepting state aid.
Athletic Bilbao have confirmed Carlos Gurpegui has joined the staff of Coach Ernesto Valverde.
A protected witness has named Real Madrid midfielder Isco as the third player in the Torbe sexual assault case.
Aymeric Laporte says he appreciates the interest of the clubs who tried for his signature but he is convinced by Athletic Bilbao.
Aymeric Laporte has rejected Manchester City to stay with Athletic Bilbao and become the highest-paid player in the club’s history.
Aritz Aduriz admits it is “a real privilege” to represent Spain at Euro 2016, while David de Gea “is perfectly fine”.
Iker Muniain has called for the support of Athletic Bilbao fans after branding allegations of his involvement in the Torbe scandal “absolutely false”.
David de Gea, Iker Muniain and possibly Isco have been implicated in the sexual-abuse case against adult-film entrepreneur Ignacio Allende.

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