ATHLETIC BILBAO

  • David Moyes wants more improvement from Real Sociedad players 5 days ago

    David Moyes has seen signs of progress at Real Sociedad since he took over last month, but believes that there is still a lot of room for improvement. Moyes was denied victory in his first Basque derby on Sunday when Sociedad let slip an early lead and drew 1-1 at home...
  • Benat Etxebarria guides Athletic Bilbao to 2-1 win at Getafe November 29, 2014

    Barcelona: Athletic Bilbao midfielder Benat Etxebarria set up one goal before adding a second from a late free kick to secure a 2-1 win at Getafe in the Spanish league on Saturday. Etxebarria found Mikel San Jose to glance in his corner kick in the 36th minute as the two connected...
  • La Liga: Athletic Bilbao rise to ninth thanks to dynamic Aduriz November 22, 2014

    Aritz Aduriz nodded the first goal and set up another as Athletic Bilbao beat Espanyol 3-1 to climb to ninth in La Liga on Friday. Bilbao were on top but needed some luck to take the lead in the 29th minute when Aduriz's header deflected off Christian Stuani and went...
  • Ronaldo nets hat-trick as Real Madrid thrash Athletic Bilbao 5-0 October 6, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo had another hat trick to extend his scoring streak to eight consecutive games and lead Real Madrid to a 5-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Sunday. It was Ronaldo's second treble to go with one four-goal game already this season and gave the Ballon d'Or...
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in 'perfect shape' before Bilbao clash October 4, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with his team-mates on Saturday and coach Carlo Ancelotti said he was in "perfect shape" ahead of Sunday's La Liga game at home to Athletic Bilbao. The World Player of the Year took a knock to the ankle near the end of...
  • Neymar nets double as Barcelona win against Athletic Bilbao September 13, 2014

    Barcelona: Neymar came on as a substitute to score twice from passes by Lionel Messi and give Barcelona a 20 win at home over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Saturday. Neymar again started on Barcelona's bench and had to watch Munir El Haddadi create Barcelona's best chances until he...
  • Messi, Neymar fit for Barcelona's La Liga game against Athletic Bilbao September 12, 2014

    Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar are fit for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Athletic Bilbao, with manager Luis Enrique saying on Friday that he has an almost complete squad to choose from. Messi has been recuperating from an adductor muscle injury, while Neymar missed Barca's seasonopening win at...
  • Champions League: Athletic Bilbao oust shambolic Napoli, Arsenal qualify again August 28, 2014

    Athletic Bilbao took advantage of shambolic defending to beat Napoli 31 on Wednesday and reach the Champions League group stage for the first time in 16 years, leaving the Italians counting the cost of their premature exit. Arsenal qualified for a 17th successive season with a nervy 10 win at home...
  • Malaga beat Bilbao 10 to kick off Spanish league August 24, 2014

    Barcelona: Malaga held on to beat Athletic Bilbao 10 to kick off the Spanish league on Saturday after new coach Javi Gracia's winning debut was almost spoiled by two of his players earning red cards in a wild finale. Gracia's first victory with Malaga was followed by positive starts for Valencia...
  • Manchester United sign midfielder Ander Herrera from Bilbao June 26, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United have signed midfielder Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao, the first summer recruit since Louis van Gaal took charge of the struggling club. The 24yearold Herrera will join on a fouryear contract after he receives an international transfer certificate. United says it triggered a buyout clause in Herrera's contract. Herrera...
  • Athletic Bilbao reject Manchester United's bid for Herrera June 26, 2014

    Athletic Bilbao have rejected a bid from Manchester United for midfielder Ander Herrera, the La Liga club said on Thursday. "The Athletic Club wishes to report that this week it rejected an offer from Manchester United FC, estimated at 36 million euros ($49.01 million), to transfer the federation and economic rights...
  • Athletic Bilbao seal Champions League place with Rayo win May 3, 2014

    Athletic Bilbao claimed a spot in next season's Champions League playoff round with a 30 win at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Friday which was sealed by a late Ander Herrera freekick. Athletic are fourth on 68 points, nine above Sevilla and with a superior headtohead record against the Europa...
  • Lionel Messi helps Barcelona end skid, beat Bilbao 2-1 April 21, 2014

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi ended Barcelona's run of three straight losses and kept them in the Spanish league title chase by scoring a late free kick to complete their 2-1 comeback win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Messi's 75th-minute goal answered some of the criticism the club's all-time leading scorer had received...
  • Struggling Barcelona to face Athletic Bilbao without Neymar and Alba April 18, 2014

    Barcelona's defeat in the King's Cup final means La Liga is their only chance of major silverware and anything other than a home win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday would almost certainly end their dwindling title hopes. The 2-1 reverse to Real Madrid at Valencia's Mestalla stadium on Wednesday capped a...
  • Athletic Bilbao beat Malaga 3-0 to stay 4th in La Liga April 15, 2014

    Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz scored goals at the start of each half to help the Basque club beat Malaga 3-0 on Monday, strengthening their hold on Spain's final Champions League berth. Bilbao dominated the one-sided match at their New San Mames Stadium, with Malaga never able to counter the hosts'...
  • Bilbao beat Levante to stay fourth in La Liga April 8, 2014

    Valencia: Striker Aritz Aduriz scored two goals to help Athletic Bilbao win 2-1 at Levante on Monday, strengthening the Basque side's hold on fourth place in the Spanish league. Bilbao's second victory in their last six games restored their six-point advantage over fifth-place Sevilla as they cling to the last...
  • La Liga: Sevilla thump Espanyol to trim gap to Bilbao April 7, 2014

    Madrid: Sevilla kept up the pressure on Athletic Bilbao in the battle for Spain's fourth Champions League spot when Kevin Gameiro struck twice in a 4-1 win at home to mid-table Espanyol on Sunday. The victory for fifth-placed Sevilla at a festive Sanchez Pizjuan trimmed the gap to Bilbao to three...
  • Atletico's title credentials to face test against Bilbao March 29, 2014

    Barcelona: Spanish league leader Atletico Madrid can see the finish line, but its difficult run-in begins when it travels to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. In the most exciting season finale in years, Atletico lead Barcelona by one point and Real Madrid by three with eight games to go. Barcelona visit Espanyol,...
  • Athletic compound Getafe's misery with 1-0 win March 23, 2014

    Madrid: Athletic Bilbao provisionally stretched their fourth-place advantage while compounding Getafe's miserable run with a 1-0 victory in the Spanish league on Saturday. Markel Susaeta curled home from a well-designed set-piece for the 40th-minute winner at San Mames to see Bilbao move nine points clear of Real Sociedad in the race...
  • Champions League hopefuls Bilbao held at Villarreal in La Liga March 18, 2014

    Madrid: Athletic Bilbao missed a chance to tighten their grip on Spain's fourth Champions League qualification place when they had to come from behind to rescue a 1-1 draw at 10-man Villarreal in La Liga on Monday. Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo saved Aritz Aduriz's 40th-minute penalty at the Madrigal before teenager...
  • Aritz Aduriz nets three in Athletic Bilbao's 4-0 rout of Granada March 1, 2014

    Spain: Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz scored a hat trick to lead a 4-0 rout of 10-man Granada at home Friday, as the Basque side strengthened their hold on Spain's last Champions League berth for next season. Aduriz headed home Markel Susaeta's cross in the sixth minute to open the scoring...
  • Athletic Bilbao forward Ibai Gomez out for 68 weeks due to injury February 22, 2014

    Spain: Athletic Bilbao say forward Ibai Gomez will be sidelined for six to eight weeks after tearing a muscle in his right leg. The 24yearold Gomez has scored eight goals in 18 appearances in the Spanish league this season. Bilbao are in fourth place and holding onto the final spot to qualify...
  • Bilbao, Celta play to scoreless draw in Spain February 11, 2014

    Vigo, Spain: Athletic Bilbao hung on to draw 00 at Celta Vigo to stretch out their fourthplace advantage in the Spanish league on Monday. The Basque club improved to four points better than fifthplace Villarreal in the duel for the last Champions League qualifying place. Celta should have come away with more...
  • Real Madrid's Ronaldo banned for three games February 5, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for three Spanish league games for receiving a red card and then making a mocking gesture toward the match officials in a game at Athletic Bilbao. The Portugal forward was shown a straight red for swiping his hand across the face of...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo facing threegame ban in La Liga February 3, 2014

    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo could be banned for three La Liga games after being sent off during Sunday night's 11 draw against Athletic Bilbao at the new San Mames. Ronaldo was sent off for reacting to a shove by Carlos Gurpegi and then a confrontation with Ander Iturraspe in the...
  • Gareth Bale to miss Real Madrid's visit to Bilbao February 1, 2014

    Injuryplagued Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid's trip to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday because of a slight calf strain. The Wales winger has been in and out of the treatment room since joining the club from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record fee in September. Last weekend he was struggling in...
  • Real Madrid hoping Bilbao do not burst their bubble in La Liga January 31, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid's 11match unbeaten run has lifted confidence and closed the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid but their form faces a stern test at Athletic Bilbao's new San Mames stadium on Sunday. The Basque club, fiercely proud of their heritage and always keen to thwart their...
  • Real Madrid ease past Espanyol into King's Cup semis January 29, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid set up a King's Cup semifinal against holders Atletico Madrid or Athletic Bilbao when they beat Espanyol 10 in their quarterfinal, second leg on Tuesday for a 20 aggregate success. Real lost 21 to Atletico at their own Bernabeu stadium in last year's final and will be keen...
  • Atletico beat Bilbao 10 in 1st leg of Copa del Rey quarterfinal January 24, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid edged Athletic Bilbao 10 at home to take a slim lead from the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Thursday. After Bilbao's Ander Herrera missed a good chance to strike first, Atletico midfielder Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion swung in a cross from the right side for...
  • La Liga: Bilbao thump Valladolid 42 to regain fourth spot January 21, 2014

    Madrid: Athletic Bilbao climbed back above Villarreal into fourth place in La Liga after Ibai Gomez struck twice in a 42 comeback win at home to struggling Real Valladolid on Monday. Oscar Gonzalez stabbed the ball in from close range to give the visitors a surprise 15thminute lead at a rainsoaked...