Raul Garcia double for Athletic

A quick-fire double from Raul Garcia put Athletic Bilbao on course for comfortably advancing past Dinamo Bucharest in the Europa League qualifiers.

The 31-year-old netted twice in the space of five minutes halfway through the first half to put the Basques in control of the tie and earn Coach Jose Angel Ziganda his first win in charge.

Drawing 1-1 from the first leg in Romania, the former Atletico Madrid man settled early Athletic nerves before striker Aritz Aduriz added a third late on to earn a straightforward victory.

Athletic now advance to the final round of qualification ahead of the competition’s group stages, with the draw on Friday.

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