Aduriz double downs Espanyol

A double from Aritz Aduriz propelled Athletic Club Bilbao into sixth place and a Europa League spot with an important victory over Espanyol.

In the 17th minute, the 36-year-old slotted home a confident panenka penalty before he slid home a second from a set-piece twenty minutes later, his 12th La Liga goal of the season.

Athletic have now lost only one of their last 21 home games across all competitions while Espanyol have only won one of their last ten matches on the road.

The Basques have now leapfrogged rivals Real Sociedad into the top six, with only eight league matches remaining while Espanyol stay 9th and remain seven points behind the European places.

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