ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS

Levante Coach Jose Luis Mendilibar said Athletic Bilbao sealed their win just after half-time and rued his side ending the match essentially a man down.
Ernesto Valverde was delighted with the way Athletic Bilbao knuckled down following their Champions League exertions in midweek.
Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao have learnt their Champions League opponents after today’s draw in Monaco.
La Liga’s four Champions League representatives will this afternoon learn their Champions League fate.
Aritz Aduriz rated his two Athletic Bilbao goals against Napoli on par with seeing a full San Mames in the club’s successful Champions League play-off.
Rafael Benitez believes Napoli shot themselves in the foot in losing to Athletic Bilbao and missing out on a Champions League group stage place.
Ernesto Valverde was thrilled by Athletic Bilbao’s qualification for the Champions League and reflected on an historic win over Napoli.
A double from Aritz Aduriz and a solitary strike from Ibai Gomez have taken Athletic Bilbao into the Champions League, beating Napoli 3-1, 4-2 on aggregate.
Athletic Bilbao have named an unchanged line-up for the second leg of their Champions League play-off against Napoli.
Napoli Coach Rafael Benitez has played down the San Mames factor ahead of his side’s Champions League meeting with Athletic Bilbao.
Ernesto Valverde believes his Athletic Bilbao players are ready to take the leap into the Champions League group stage.
Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Iturraspe has rubbished rumours that he will move to Bayern Munich this summer.
Oscar de Marcos believes home advantage will be crucial for Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League play-off with Napoli.
Javi Gracia believes Gorka Iraizoz’s equaliser should have stood in the match between Malaga and Athletic Bilbao.
Ernesto Valverde believes Athletic Bilbao were in control against Malaga until they gave away a penalty.
Malaga boss Javi Gracia believes his side are ready to take on Athletic Bilbao later this evening.
Napoli Coach Rafael Benitez feels his side can overcome Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League play-off second leg at San Mames.
Ernesto Valverde has conceded that a draw was probably the right result as Athletic Bilbao drew 1-1 with Napoli.
Gonzalo Higuain has insisted that Napoli have no option but to beat Athletic Bilbao next week.
Iker Muniain’s first half goal was cancelled out by Gonzalo Higuain, but Athletic Bilbao held out for a 1-1 draw against Napoli.
Athletic Bilbao have named a full-strength starting XI for their Champions League play-off clash against Napoli.
Athletic Bilbao are set to name their strongest possible line-up as they take on Napoli this evening.
Ernesto Valverde is aware how important Athletic Bilbao’s Champions League play-off with Napoli is this evening.
Athletic Bilbao have named their 21-man squad for the Champions League play-off clash against Napoli next week.
Ander Herrera has admitted that Manchester United were the only club he would leave Athletic Bilbao for.
Aritz Aduriz has believes that everyone involved at Athletic Bilbao ‘cannot wait’ for their Champions League play-off against Napoli.
Athletic Bilbao will have to play Serie A side Napoli to win a place in the Champions League group stage.
Athletic Bilbao, Villarreal and Real Sociedad will today learn who they face in Champions League and Europa League play-offs.
Athletic Bilbao won’t be seeded for the Champions League play-off draw after results this week went against them.
The fixtures for the new La Liga season have been announced with Real Madrid and Barcelona to meet in October and March.

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