ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS

Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino has praised his side’s defensive solidity and work-rate after they earned a point in a scoreless draw in the San Mames.
Ernesto Valverde praised Athletic Bilbao for their 2-1 victory over Barcelona on Thursday but insisted “it’s not the first time we’ve played like this against them”.
Luis Enrique leapt to David Fernandez Borbalan’s defence after refereeing controversy in Athletic Bilbao-Barcelona. “It’s one of the hardest jobs there is…”
Nine-man Athletic Bilbao held on to draw first blood in their Copa del Rey last-16 tie with Barcelona after a 2-1 win in Thursday’s first leg.
After Real Madrid-Sevilla yesterday, it’s Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona’s turn in the Copa del Rey last 16!
Barcelona name a full-strength XI against Athletic Bilbao, who are without Oscar de Marcos, in this Copa del Rey last-16 first leg.
Athletic Bilbao defender Yeray Alvarez will be incorporated back into the first-team squad and needs no further 'complimentary treatment' for cancer.
Athletic Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde is the latest name to be linked with replacing Luis Enrique at Barcelona at the end of the season.
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have been included in Barcelona’s squad to face Athletic Bilbao, despite their extended Christmas break.
Athletic Bilbao centre half Aymeric Laporte has not ruled out a future move away from the club, despite turning down an offer from Manchester City this summer.
Athletic Bilbao defender Yeray Alvarez has put his gratitude on record after the encouragement he has received following his diagnosis for testicular cancer.
Athletic Bilbao defender Yeray Alvarez will undergo surgery next week after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
The draw for the last sixteen of the Copa Del Rey produced some mouth-watering prospects as many top sides were paired against each other.
Aritz Aduriz still believes he has ‘a lot to offer’ to Athletic Bilbao after signing a new contract at San Mames on Wednesday.
Athletic Bilbao have confirmed star striker Aritz Aduriz has agreed a new contract with the club which will see his stay at San Mames extended until June 2018.
Ernesto Valverde has confessed Celta Vigo were ‘clearly superior’ to his Athletic Bilbao on Monday night, despite the victory for the Basques.
Iker Muniain claims criticism of Athletic Bilbao’s poor away form is exaggerated. “For some, not winning away from home is akin to the world ending.”
The draw for the first knockout stage of the Europa League has taken place with Athletic Bilbao, Villarreal and Celta Vigo all involved.
Athletic Bilbao welcome back key duo Raul Garcia and Aritz Aduriz for their trip to Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday.
Ernesto Valverde took time to praise Athletic Bilbao’s strength in depth after his side defeated Eibar without suspended duo Aritz Aduriz and Raul Garcia.
Ernesto Valverde is urging Athletic Bilbao not to let Eibar “change” their style of play too much ahead of Saturday’s Basque derby.
Leganes have completed an emergency loan deal for Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Iago Herrerin until the end of the season, the club have confirmed.
Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde admitted Las Palmas' second goal was a body blow for his side from which they could not recover.
Las Palmas coach Quique Setien wants his side to be 'more aggressive and more attentive' as they host Athletic Bilbao on Monday night.
Fran Escriba has confirmed he was ‘not thinking of Europe’ with his team selection for his Villarreal side against Athletic Bilbao.
Fran Escriba is celebrating 100 days in charge of Villarreal but insists “our best is yet to come” ahead of Sunday’s match against Athletic Bilbao.
Sporting Gijon have confirmed they have been ordered to partially close their stadium for one match due to alleged racial abuse of an opposition player.
Athletic Bilbao defender Yeray Alvarez has insisted his future remains with the Basque club amid speculation linking him to Barcelona.
Aritz Aduriz made history for Spain in Saturday’s 2-0 win against FYR Macedonia as he became his country’s oldest-ever goalscorer.
Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores lamented his side dropping more points against Athletic Bilbao, but praised his side's performance.
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