Double injury blow for Athletic

Athletic Bilbao’s Iker Muniain and Inigo Perez will likely miss the Basques’ opening Europa League group match in midweek through injury.

Both players picked up knocks in their side’s thrilling 3-3 draw away to Espanyol this afternoon.

Muniain bruised his right leg and although was able to complete the entire game is described by the club doctor as unlikely to feature against Hapoel Kiryat Shmona of Israel on Thursday.

Similarly, Inigo Perez, who was substituted with a sprained right ankle before half-time, is a major doubt for that home European tie.

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