ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS

Barcelona have confirmed that midfielder Andres Iniesta will miss their next game against Sporting CP on Tuesday with a calf strain.
Isco is adamant Real Madrid are no weaker to last season, despite their 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao, as stating they are would be ‘opportunistic’.
Real Madrid lost more ground in the title race on Saturday after a goalless draw with Athletic Bilbao, which saw Sergio Ramos sent off.
Sergio Ramos returns for Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao, who are under huge pressure after their Copa del Rey exit to third-tier opponents.
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Sergio Ramos is back in Real Madrid’s squad for their Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane believes Kepa Arrizabalaga is a ‘very good goalkeeper’ but ‘is not my goalkeeper’ amid reports of a January move.
Real Madrid are prepared to pay Athletic Bilbao €20m for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to complete a transfer in January, say reports in Spain.
Jose Angel Ziganda blamed Athletic Bilbao’s giant-killing defeat to third-tier Formentera on ‘anxiety’ but refused to apologise for the result.
Gareth Bale could miss Real Madrid’s trip to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday after reportedly suffering a fresh calf problem on Tuesday night.
Yeray Alvarez could feature for Athletic Bilbao against Formentera in Wednesday night’s clash after being given ‘the all-clear’ from cancer.
Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has been ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Real Madrid through suspension.
Las Palmas stopped the rot with a point at Real Sociedad in La Liga Week 13, while Girona extended their unbeaten run to five games.
Athletic Bilbao will be looking to pair their European win midweek with a first Liga victory in four against fellow strugglers Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.
Barcelona are in a ‘dilemma’ over the potential signing for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, according to reports in Spain.
Two penalties from Aritz Aduriz and a late strike from Inaki Williams to comeback to defeat Hertha Berlin and take control in their Europa League group.
Luis Maria Bonini – a long time member of Marcelo Bielsa’s coaching staff including assisting him at Athletic Bilbao – has passed away.
Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Iago Herrerin believes interest in Kepa Arrizabalaga is ‘logical’ but he is ‘Athletic until death’.
Valencia made history in their win at Espanyol in Sunday’s Week 12 action, but their former Coach wrote the wrong kind with Las Palmas.
Zinedine Zidane issued a rallying cry to Real Madrid fans after Saturday’s Derbi stalemate. “Things change quickly in football and we’ll be there fighting.”
Aritz Aduriz has signed a one-year contract extension at Athletic Bilbao until the summer of 2019, the club have confirmed.
David De Gea has warned international teammate and fellow goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga against moving abroad.
Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has played down reports linking him with a January move to Real Madrid.
Athletic Bilbao midfielder Mikel Rico has given his backing to Coach Jose Angel Ziganda to improve results at the club.
Real Madrid are ‘closer than ever’ to signing Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga next year, according to reports in Spain.
Yeray Alvarez believes he is close to returning to Athletic Bilbao’s first team squad and stated he ‘suffered more’ watching from the sidelines.
Athletic Bilbao midfielder Benat Etxebarria is facing two months on the sidelines due to a pelvic injury, according to reports.
Raul Garcia believes Athletic Bilbao are out of excuses for their poor form and have to work hard and start winning.
Athletic Bilbao suffered their third straight defeat on Sunday, but there weren’t such problems for Girona and Villarreal.
Two underachieving sides take to Balaidos on Sunday as both Celta Vigo and Athletic Bilbao desperately need the three points.
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