ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS
Barca brace sinks Athletic
Barcelona provisionally moved 11 points clear at the top of La Liga with a comfortable 2-0 win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Barca & Madrid as they happened
Football Espana brings you LIVE coverage of today's double-header in La Liga, starting with Barcelona-Athletic Bilbao, before Real Madrid-Girona this evening!
Sergio Busquets and Luis Suarez are missing for Barcelona against Athletic Bilbao, who surprisingly bench Inaki Williams and Aritz Aduriz.
Barca: Three out for Athletic
Barcelona will be without Thomas Vermaelen, Sergio Busquets and Luis Suarez for their visit of Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Sunday.
Valverde wary of Roma threat
Ernesto Valverde has urged Barcelona to be wary of Roma in the Champions League quarter-finals. “They scored three goals at Chelsea, we scored one…”
Athletic security guard stabbed
Two Athletic Bilbao security guards were attacked and one was stabbed in the neck by Marseille Ultras on Thursday, say reports in Spain.
Meek Athletic exit Europa League
Athletic Bilbao crashed out of the Europa League following a meek 5-2 aggregate loss to Marseille at the last 16 stage.
Ziganda targets Athletic 'special night'
Athletic Bilbao Coach Jose Angel Ziganda is hopeful of a ‘great night’ at home to Marseille in the Europa League tonight.
Report: Basque trio chase Garitano
Leganes Coach Asier Garitano is wanted by Basque trio Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Eibar, according to reports in the Spanish press.
Athletic 'agreement' with Asier Garitano
Athletic Bilbao have reached ‘an agreement’ with Leganes Coach Asier Garitano for a move at the end of the season, say reports.
La Liga Wk28: Bipolar Basques
Sunday’s action in La Liga Week 28 saw Real Sociedad slump to yet another defeat and Athletic Bilbao show their Basque rivals how it’s done.
Aduriz penalty gives Athletic hope
Aritz Aduriz netted a consolation penalty to give Athletic Bilbao hope despite a comprehensive 3-1 loss at Marseille on Thursday.
Sevilla sweep Athletic aside, but…
Sevilla swept Athletic Bilbao aside in a 2-0 victory on Saturday, but Vincenzo Montella warned his side “must improve in terms of taking chances”.
Spain reacts to Astori death
Spanish football has reacted to the sudden passing of former Fiorentina and Italy defender Davide Astori.
Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao both go into Saturday’s encounter at the Sanchez Pizjuan, hoping to prove they have finally turned corners.
Valencia close gap to Madrid
Valencia moved to within a point of third-placed Real Madrid as they secured a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday night.
Ziganda 'will face' Athletic challenge
Athletic Bilbao Coach Jose Angel Ziganda has reaffirmed his commitment to the club and confirmed he will not walk away.
La Liga Wk25: Valencia keep pressure
Valencia kept the pressure on Real Madrid with victory over Real Sociedad in La Liga Week 25, while Athletic Bilbao plunged Malaga further adrift.
Europa League last 16 draw
Atletico Madrid will face Lokomotiv Moscow while Athletic Bilbao take on Marseille in the last 16 of this season’s Europa League.
Athletic advance despite home loss
Athletic Bilbao advanced to the last 16 of the Europa League despite a home defeat to Spartak Moscow on Thursday night.
Police officer dies in Bilbao clashes
A police officer has died in Bilbao following violent clashes between rival factions of ultras ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash.
Atleti keep pace at La Liga summit
Goals from Kevin Gameiro and Diego Costa saw Atletico Madrid keep pace with Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a win over Athletic Bilbao.
Atleti confirm Costa, Oblak returns
Atletico Madrid welcome back Diego Costa and Jan Oblak against Athletic Bilbao, while the visitors will be without Aritz Aduriz and Raul Garcia.
Ziganda: ‘Game plan worked’
Athletic Bilbao Coach Jose Angel Ziganda feels his side’s game plan worked perfectly as they beat Spartak Moscow 3-1.
Kepa: ‘No doubts’ about Athletic
Kepa Arrizabalaga insists he had “no doubts” that Athletic Bilbao fans would take to him again after he was heavily linked with Real Madrid.
Jemez: We must play to our strengths
Las Palmas Coach Paco Jemez has urged his side to play to their own strengths ahead of Friday night’s clash with Athletic Bilbao.
Prieto insists Basque clubs even
Real Sociedad captain Xabi Prieto does not believe Inigo Martinez’s shock move Basque rivals to Athletic Bilbao is a ‘step up’ in his career.
Yeray return 'happiest moment of my life'
Yeray Alvarez has described making his return to action for Athletic Bilbao after nine months as ‘the happiest moment of my life’.
Stuani doubles down Athletic
A double from Cristian Stuani propelled Girona into the top half of La Liga with an impressive home victory over Athletic Bilbao.
Mikel Rico extends Athletic deal
Athletic Club Bilbao midfielder Mikel Rico has signed a one-year contract extension at the club to extend his stay until June 2019.
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