Athletic frustrated by Eibar

Athletic Bilbao were held to a goalless draw with Segunda Division B side Eibar in the first leg of their round of 32 clash this afternoon.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side went into this Copa del Rey clash looking to improve on a run of just one win from their last nine games played, but at Ipurua in the lunchtime kick-off they could only draw.

Fernando Llorente was a notable starter for the Primera visitors, but neither he nor his teammates could find a way through Javier Mandiola’s side in this uneventful 11am UK time fixture.

The second leg is scheduled for the final week in November.

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