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Copa Del Rey last 16 draw
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.
I still have a lot to offer - Aduriz
Aritz Aduriz still believes he has ‘a lot to offer’ to Athletic Bilbao after signing a new contract at San Mames on Wednesday.
New Athletic Aduriz deal
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.
'Celta were clearly better' - Valverde
Ernesto Valverde has confessed Celta Vigo were ‘clearly superior’ to his Athletic Bilbao on Monday night, despite the victory for the Basques.
Muniain: Critics exaggerate
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.”
Trio learn EL last-32 fate
The draw for the first knockout stage of the Europa League has taken place with Athletic Bilbao, Villarreal and Celta Vigo all involved.
Aduriz & Garcia back for Athletic
Athletic Bilbao welcome back key duo Raul Garcia and Aritz Aduriz for their trip to Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday.
Valverde praises Athletic squad
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.
‘Eibar mustn’t intimidate Athletic’
Ernesto Valverde is urging Athletic Bilbao not to let Eibar “change” their style of play too much ahead of Saturday’s Basque derby.
Leganes loan Athletic's Herrerin
Leganes have completed an emergency loan deal for Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Iago Herrerin until the end of the season, the club have confirmed.
Valverde: Second goal finished us
Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde admitted Las Palmas' second goal was a body blow for his side from which they could not recover.
Setien wants more aggressiveness
Las Palmas coach Quique Setien wants his side to be 'more aggressive and more attentive' as they host Athletic Bilbao on Monday night.
Escriba 'not thinking' of Europe
Fran Escriba has confirmed he was ‘not thinking of Europe’ with his team selection for his Villarreal side against Athletic Bilbao.
‘Villarreal’s best yet to come’
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 partial stadium ban for abuse
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.
Barca speculation is a 'joke' - Alvarez
Athletic Bilbao defender Yeray Alvarez has insisted his future remains with the Basque club amid speculation linking him to Barcelona.
Aduriz makes Spain history
Aritz Aduriz made history for Spain in Saturday’s 2-0 win against FYR Macedonia as he became his country’s oldest-ever goalscorer.
Draw leaves a bitter taste - QSF
Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores lamented his side dropping more points against Athletic Bilbao, but praised his side's performance.
‘Aduriz called up before his five goals’
Julen Lopetegui insists Aritz Aduriz would have been called up by Spain, even if he did not score five goals against Genk in the Europa League.
‘Athletic set bar very high, but...’
Ernesto Valverde insists Athletic Bilbao “set the bar very high” in their 1-1 draw with Osasuna on Sunday but admits it was “a missed opportunity”.
‘La Liga is Athletic’s priority’
Ernesto Valverde insists La Liga is Athletic Bilbao’s “priority”, not the Europa League, ahead of Sunday’s match against nearby Osasuna.
Atleti 'haven't stolen anything' - Cerezo
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has hit back at claims his club ‘stole’ the identity and make-up of Athletic Bilbao when they were formed in 1903.
'Atleti stole Athletic's identity!'
Athletic Bilbao's chief executive Javier Aldazabal has accused Atletico Madrid of 'appropriating' their brand over a century ago.
Inaki Williams rules out move
Spain forward Inaki Williams has ruled out a move to Liverpool as he wishes to remain at Athletic Bilbao ‘for many years’.
Zizou hails ‘work and suffering’
Zinedine Zidane hailed Real Madrid’s “work and suffering” against Athletic Bilbao as he warned “we’re not going to achieve anything in La Liga” without them.
Morata takes Madrid top
Real Madrid moved top of La Liga on Sunday as Alvaro Morata’s late goal gave Los Blancos a 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao.
Madrid v Athletic LIVE
Join Football Espana this evening for LIVE commentary as Athletic Bilbao stand in the way of Real Madrid and La Liga’s top spot!
Real Madrid rotate in midfield this evening against Athletic Bilbao, who are without chief marksman Aritz Aduriz.
Zizou laughs off BBC criticism
Zinedine Zidane has laughed off criticism that BBC are “average” ahead of Real Madrid’s match against Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Sunday.
Valverde relishing ‘different’ derby
Ernesto Valverde admits “it’s always different” to face Real Sociedad as Athletic Bilbao have “a special desire” to win Sunday’s Basque derby.
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