ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS
‘Desperation to blame, not Sirigu’
Jorge Sampaoli insisted it was “desperation” on Athletic Bilbao’s part and not Salvatore Sirigu’s red card that condemned Sevilla to a 3-1 defeat on Saturday.
Valverde revels in Balenziaga ‘golazo’
Ernesto Valverde revelled in Mikel Balenziaga’s ‘golazo’ during Athletic Bilbao’s 3-1 victory over Sevilla on Saturday.
Kempes makes Valencia job plea
Mario Kempes has made an impassioned plea to become the next Valencia boss after being left “very worried” by Valencia’s 2-1 defeat to Athletic Bilbao.
Pako: Valencia don’t need changes
Pako Ayestaran insists he will not change his ways and neither must Valencia ahead of Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. “The players are enjoying their work...”
Garcia apologises for Joselu tackle
Athletic Bilbao midfielder Raul Garcia has apologised to Joselu for a challenge which injured the Deportivo striker's knee.
‘Athletic must manage anxiety’
Ernesto Valverde has urged his Athletic Bilbao players to “manage their anxiety in a positive way” when they travel to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.
France: Laporte for Spain wrong, but...
The French Football Federation (FFF) claims Aymeric Laporte would be “wrong” to switch to Spain but admits he would be far from a first choice.
Valverde: ‘It wasn’t to be’
Athletic Coach Ernesto Valverde was disappointed his side failed to claim a positive result in their 1-0 defeat to Barcelona.
Rakitic rubbishes penalty claim
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.
Enrique: Ter Stegen is cold-blooded
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.
Rakitic hands Enrique 100th win
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.
LIVEBLOG: Athletic v Barca
Join Football Espana this evening for LIVE La Liga football as Athletic Bilbao host Barcelona in the penultimate match of Week 2 before the international break!
The Marc-Andre ter Stegen era begins tonight as he makes his first La Liga start for Barcelona on merit against Athletic Bilbao.
‘Cillessen must match incredible Bravo’
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 & Celta in EL draw
Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao and Celta Vigo have avoided the so-called big boys in Friday’s Europa League group-stage draw.
Sporting denounced for Inaki chants
La Liga has contacted the Anti-Violence Commission over the racist abuse directed at Inaki Williams by part of the Sporting Gijon crowd.
Valverde laments ‘costly mistakes’
Ernesto Valverde lamented Athletic Bilbao’s excessive “costly mistakes” after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Sporting Gijon in La Liga.
Valverde ‘surprised’ by Oyarzabal story
Ernesto Valverde admits he was “surprised” by reports that Athletic Bilbao were close to signing Real Sociedad starlet Mikel Oyarzabal.
Oyarzabal rejects Athletic for Real renewal
Athletic Bilbao target Mikel Oyarzabal has signed a new contract with Real Sociedad until 2022 and agreed a release clause potentially worth €60m.
Athletic stun Real over Oyarzabal?
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.
Muniain: Athletic fighting for CL
Iker Muniain believes Athletic Bilbao can target a Champions League place this season and welcomes Aymeric Laporte’s contract renewal.
Laporte happy with Bilbao decision
Aymeric Laporte insists he is happy with the decision he made to remain at Athletic Bilbao this summer.
Aurtenetxe leaves Athletic for Mirandes
Left-back Jon Aurtenetxe has left Athletic Bilbao to join La Liga 2 side Mirandes on a free transfer.
Balenziaga: Athletic on track
Mikel Balenziaga believes Athletic Bilbao are on course for another good campaign if their pre-season form is anything to go by.
Clubs face sanctions for ‘empty’ stadiums
La Liga’s clubs have to make their stadiums appear full or face sanctions, according to regulations coming into force in the new season.
Official: Alaves pick up Ibai
Alaves have confirmed the signing of former Barcelona target Ibai Gomez from Athletic Bilbao on a three-year contract.
La Liga debt at record low
La Liga is operating at a record-low in regards to wages owed by clubs to players, according to official figures.
La Liga set for long winter break
La Liga is set for a long winter break next season as no fixtures have been scheduled between December 18 and January 6.
La Liga opening day announced
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.
Madrid & Barca EU sanctions confirmed
The European Union has approved sanctions against seven Spanish clubs, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, guilty of accepting state aid.
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