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Lionel Messi racks up 650th Barcelona goal in win over Athletic Bilbao

Posted Monday, February 01, 2021 by PA18 hits

Lionel Messi scored a fine free-kick and Antoine Griezmann netted the winner as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at the Nou Camp and moved up to second place in the LaLiga table.Messi’s curling effort gave Barca the lead in the 20th minute before Athletic equalised via a Jordi Alba own goal early in the second half.Griezmann secured all three points for Ronald Koeman’s men with a f...Full Story »

Zidane urges patience with Hazard as Real Madrid crash out of Supercopa with Athletic Club defeat

Posted Friday, January 15, 2021 by Goal.com35 hits

The Belgium international has managed just two goals this season and was unable to provide a spark as his side were beaten in the semi-final Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid must be patient with Eden Hazard after he struggled to make an impact in the 2-1 defeat to Athletic Club in the Supercopa de Espana semi-final on Thursday. Two first-half goals from Raul Garcia was enough to send the Bas...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Madrid: Ramos sends leaders seven points clear

Posted Monday, July 06, 2020 by Goal.com55 hits

Real Madrid earned another precious win at Athletic Bilbao, again prevailing 1-0 courtesy of a Sergio Ramos penalty. Sergio Ramos was Real Madrid's penalty hero for the second time in four days as a 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao sent the LaLiga leaders seven points clear. Zinedine Zidane's men have been flawless since the season's restart to claim control of the title rice, but they were given a ...Full Story »

'Still a very high chance' Man United-linked Sancho will move in summer – Athletic

Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by 101 GREAT GOALS48 hits

The highly reliable David Ornstein has, on Monday, provided a fresh update on Manchester United-linked Jadon Sancho's future. Sancho impressing Despite only recently turning 20, Jadon Sancho is one of the top attackers in the Bundesliga, and perhaps even in Europe. The 11-time capped international made the move to BVB back in 2017, when he left Manchester City. And since moving to Germany,...Full Story »

Athletic celebrated reaching Copa final by playing the trumpet!

Posted Friday, March 06, 2020 by Marca.com64 hits

The Athletic Club squad were in an excellent mood after reaching the final of the Copa del Rey on Thursday night, advancing on away goals after drawing 2-2 on aggregate against Granada, and they celebrated in a peculiar manner. Striker Asier Villalibre began to play the trumpet in the visitors' dressing room at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes while the rest of the players sang a traditional At...Full Story »

Could Higuain join Athletic Club?

Posted Tuesday, March 03, 2020 by Marca.com66 hits

Gonzalo Higuain's current contract with Juventus finishes at the end of the 2019/20 campaign and will likely be looking for a new team, yet a surprise club to be linked with the Argentine is Athletic Club. The Basque side are renowned for fielding and signing players only from their region, so a move for the former Real Madrid man would appear absurd at first glance. Yet Higuain has ancestry...Full Story »

We're tired of Barcelona and Real Madrid winning everything, says Athletic star Aduriz

Posted Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Goal.com70 hits

The veteran striker has welcomed the two sides' elimination from the Copa del Rey as he looks to lift the trophy for the first time Aritz Aduriz hopes to end his Athletic Bilbao career by winning the Copa del Rey, admitting he had grown tired of watching Barcelona and Real Madrid "win everything". Athletic knocked Barca out of the competition at the quarter-final stage last week thanks to a ...Full Story »

Setien felt Barcelona deserved better after Copa del Rey defeat to Bilbao

Posted Friday, February 07, 2020 by PA54 hits

​​Quique Setien felt his Barcelona side had deserved better than to be handed a shock 1-0 stoppage-time defeat in their Copa del Rey quarter-final at Athletic Bilbao.Barcelona were looking to stay on course for a seventh straight final appearance, but their run ended in San Mames, where Inaki Williams’ header clinched a dramatic victory.Extra-time and the possibly a penalty sho...Full Story »

Barcelona’s Copa del Rey run ended by Athletic Bilbao

Posted Friday, February 07, 2020 by PA84 hits

Inaki Williams’ stoppage-time header gave Athletic Bilbao a 1-0 win over Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.Barcelona had reached the final of the competition in each of the last six years, winning four of them, but were dumped out this year after some late drama at San Mames.With the five minutes of added time played, and the tie appearing set for extra-time and possibly ...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona - Barcelona boss Setien not interested in Messi-Abidal spat

Posted Thursday, February 06, 2020 by PA84 hits

Barcelona manager Quique Setien believes there are problems at clubs all round the world in response to Lionel Messi’s row with Eric Abidal.Club director Abidal claimed in a Spanish newspaper that a number of Barcelona players were not working hard enough under Ernesto Valverde, who was sacked last month.But in a lengthy Instagram post, Messi, who played alongside Abidal, took aim at his f...Full Story »

Buddies boss enjoys Goodwin against lowly Broxburn Athletic

Posted Sunday, January 19, 2020 by PA35 hits

St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin praised his players for a professional performance as they eventually got the better of non-league Broxburn Athletic to book their place in the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The Ladbrokes Premiership side struggled in front of goal for long spells but a second-half double from Jon Obika and another from Danny Mullen put a more respectable sheen on th...Full Story »

Leicester City vs Wigan Athletic - Vardy sits out again with Rodgers set to shuffle Leicester pack

Posted Friday, January 03, 2020 by PA94 hits

Jamie Vardy will miss Leicester’s FA Cup third-round tie with Wigan at the King Power Stadium.Vardy sat out the New Year’s Day win at Newcastle with a calf complaint, but he is expected to be fit for the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final with Aston Villa on Wednesday.Dennis Praet (illness) will be assessed with boss Brendan Rodgers saying rotation is necessary after a demanding...Full Story »

Zidane asks for patience after Real Madrid held by Athletic Bilbao

Posted Monday, December 23, 2019 by PA60 hits

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane called for patience after his side lost ground at the top of LaLiga following a frustrating goalless draw against Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu.Barcelona had gone into the Christmas break on the back of Saturday’s 4-1 win over Alaves to keep the pressure on in the title battle.After El Clasico finished 0-0 in midweek, failure to find a breakthrough ...Full Story »

Real Madrid held at home by Athletic Bilbao to leave Barcelona clear at summit

Posted Monday, December 23, 2019 by PA101 hits

Real Madrid lost ground to rivals Barcelona at the top of LaLiga after being held to a goalless draw by Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu.After El Clasico finished 0-0 in midweek, Barcelona had signed off from 2019 with a 4-1 win over Alaves on Saturday to keep the pressure on in the title battle.Despite hitting the woodwork three times, Los Blancos were not able to find a breakthrough against a r...Full Story »

Annan Athletic climb into play-off places

Posted Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by PA69 hits

Annan Athletic climbed into the Ladbrokes League Two play-off places with an entertaining 5-2 win over Brechin as both sides finished with 10 men.Ross Crawford headed Brechin ahead after two minutes but it only took the hosts four minutes to level through Nathan Flanagan.Scott McLean put Annan ahead before Crawford’s second levelled again only to see a McLean penalty put Athletic 3-2 up.Th...Full Story »

Man United planning to launch bid for Juventus' Mario Mandzukic in January – The Athletic

Posted Wednesday, October 02, 2019 by 101 GREAT GOALS93 hits

Mandzukic linked with Man United Mario Mandzukic joined Juventus in 2015 from Atletico Madrid. Mandzukic has gone on to feature 162 times across all competitions for Juventus. In those 162 games, the Croatian has scored 44 and assisted 24. However, the 33-year-old is rather struggling for game time under Maurizio Sarri. In fact, Mandzukic has yet to play for Juventus during the 2019/20 ca...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic mascot Crusty the Pie on meeting Peter Reid, who asked him his filling and being the darling of the DW Stadium

Posted Friday, September 13, 2019 by hits

WIGAN ATHLETIC mascot Crusty the Pie is certainly enjoying the 'pie' life at the moment. The baked treat made its Lactics debut against Cardiff City back in August, sharing a 'pie' five with Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock. Crusty the Pie is enjoying the pie life at the moment Back in August, Crusty the Pie made its debut against Cardiff City at the DW Stadium Since then, Crusty has become the d...Full Story »

Reading vs Charlton Athletic - Meite could continue to lead the line for Reading

Posted Thursday, August 29, 2019 by PA143 hits

Yakou Meite could continue to lead Reading’s line in Saturday’s Championship clash with Charlton. The 23-year-old hit two late goals on his return from injury as Reading saw off Plymouth 4-2 in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup clash. Jordan Obita is edging back to full match fitness so could continue at left-back. Tyler Blackett is still a long-term absentee. Charlton boss Lee Bowye...Full Story »

Valverde demands more from Griezmann after Bilbao stun Barca

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2019 by PA174 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has called on Antoine Griezmann to be more involved in games after the Catalan giants were beaten 1-0 by Athletic Bilbao in their LaLiga opener.Griezmann joined Barca from Atletico Madrid for 120million euros over the summer and was handed his debut at San Mames on Friday.However, he struggled to make an impact on the left of a front three in the first half and di...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 1 - 0 Barcelona: Athletic Aduriz makes stunning late impact against Barcelona

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2019 by PA119 hits

Aritz Aduriz consigned Barcelona to a 1-0 opening-day defeat at Athletic Bilbao with a spectacular overhead kick that belied his 38 years.The veteran forward, who will retire at the end of the season, had only been on the pitch for a minute when he met Ander Capa’s cross with an acrobatic volley to net an 89th-minute winner at San Mames.Defending champions Barca were without star man Lione...Full Story »

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