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Aduriz earns Athletic Bilbao rare victory with late penalty

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by PA102 hits

Aritz Aduriz’s stoppage-time penalty clinched Athletic Bilbao a 1-0 win against Girona and their first LaLiga victory since the opening day of the season.Aduriz converted from the spot in the second minute of added time after Girona goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz had pulled off a string of outstanding saves to keep Athletic at bay.Iraizoz was at full stretch to deny Inaki Williams and Aduriz ear...Full Story »

Portsmouth vs Charlton Athletic - Donohue absent again for Pompey but closing in on return

Posted Monday, December 10, 2018 by PA104 hits

Portsmouth midfielder Dion Donohue is closing in on a return to full fitness but the visit of Charlton comes too soon for him.The 25-year-old has not played for the League One leaders since October due to a hamstring injury but he is set to feature for the reserves on Tuesday.On-loan QPR winger David Wheeler also misses the Charlton clash as he continues his recovery from a back/hamstring proble...Full Story »

SETS MY HEART RACING Ex-Germany ace Stefan Kiessling admits ‘athletic’ wife passed his fitness tests

Posted Friday, December 07, 2018 by hits

FORMER Germany international Stefan Kiessling has revealed he cheated his fitness tests with the help of his "very athletic" wife. The Bayer Leverkusen legend netted 151 goals in 12 seasons at the BayArena. Stefan Kiessling revealed his wife Norina would take fitness tests for him by wearing his heart rate monitor Kiessling and Norina posed for pictures together at a wedding over the summer ...Full Story »

Middlesbrough vs Wigan Athletic - Daniel Ayala returns for Boro

Posted Friday, November 09, 2018 by PA99 hits

Daniel Ayala will return to the Middlesbrough squad for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Wigan.The central defender missed last weekend’s 0-0 draw at Stoke through suspension after reaching five bookings for the campaign, but is available after completing his one-match ban.Loan signing Danny Batth got the nod at the Bet365 Stadium and manager Tony Pulis has a decision to ma...Full Story »

Espanyol 1-0 Athletic Bilbao: Iglesias strikes to send Espanyol second

Posted Tuesday, November 06, 2018 by PA175 hits

Espanyol moved up to second in LaLiga as they edged out Athletic Bilbao 1-0 at the Power8 Stadium on Monday night.The visitors bossed possession and had the better of the first half, but Borja Iglesias’ 41st minute header was enough for Espanyol to record their sixth win of the season and move to within three points of leaders and rivals Barcelona.The three points did not come easily thoug...Full Story »

Liverpool have tabled offer for Athletic Bilbao attacker Iker Muniain – Marca

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS170 hits

As per a report from Marca (via SportWitness), Liverpool have lodged a bid for Athletic Bilbao star Iker Muniain, who's contract is set to expire next summer. Bilbao standout Muniain, a gifted 25-year-old attacker, can play on either wing, or even in a more central role. The once-capped Spanish international has spent his entire career to date on the books of Athletic Bilbao, having made hi...Full Story »

Charlton Athletic vs Coventry - Krystian Bielik and Jamie Ward return for Charlton

Posted Friday, October 05, 2018 by PA157 hits

Charlton have midfielder Krystian Bielik and forward Jamie Ward available for Saturday’s League One visit of Coventry.The pair had been struggling with respective groin and hamstring injuries, with boss Lee Bowyer saying Bielik is expected to start on the bench. Forward Billy Clarke has also returned to training after a long-term absence with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, but ...Full Story »

Luton Town vs Charlton Athletic - Luton new boy LuaLua could make Hatters bow

Posted Friday, September 28, 2018 by PA134 hits

Kazenga LuaLua is in contention to feature for Luton at home to Charlton after his arrival as a free agent until the end of the season.The winger’s potential attacking threat could be vital with striker Danny Hylton again expected to be missing with a hamstring problem.On-loan midfielder Eunan O’Kane is a long-term absentee after suffering a fractured tibia and fibula again...Full Story »

Bartra posts humorous social media photo after Athletic Club game

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Marca.com311 hits

Real Betis came back from 2-0 to equalise against Athletic Club and their player Marc Bartra posted a humorous picture on social media to highlight the passion of the players. The former Barcelona defender went on his personal account to share a picture of a player from the Basque team holding his Betis counterpart between the legs. "Game played yesterday and we gave everything" he wrote on ...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Hull City - Darron Gibson eyeing start as Wigan host Hull

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by PA111 hits

Wigan’s Darron Gibson could make his first start since the opening day of the season in the home game against Hull.Gibson returned to the bench in the weekend defeat at Brentford after recovering from a groin injury sustained on his debut for the club.The former Manchester United and Sunderland midfielder is on standby as the Latics are waiting to learn whether their appeal against Sa...Full Story »

Julen Lopetegui wants Real Madrid to be more clinical following Bilbao draw

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by PA99 hits

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui conceded his side were “not clinical enough” after they lost their 100 per cent start to the new LaLiga season in a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao.Real were up against it for much of the match, with Iker Muniain sliding the home side in front in the 32nd minute at the San Mames before substitute Isco saved Real’s blushes in the second half.Real ha...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 1 - 1 Real Madrid: Real Madrid drop first LaLiga points of the season in Athletic Bilbao draw

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by PA176 hits

Markel Susaeta starred as Athletic Bilbao ended Real Madrid’s 100 per cent start to the new LaLiga season by battling to a 1-1 draw at the Estadio San Mames.Susaeta worried the ponderous Real defence throughout and set up a 32nd-minute opener for Iker Muniain which threatened to cause embarrassment for Julen Lopetegui’s men.Substitute Isco made an immediate impression when he drew Re...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid - 'Benzema can fill Real goalscoring void after Ronaldo exit'

Posted Saturday, September 15, 2018 by PA287 hits

Julen Lopetegui believes Karim Benzema is enjoying the prime stage of his career as he helps Real Madrid cope without record scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.In-form striker Benzema has registered four times in three LaLiga games during Real’s 100 per cent start under new coach Lopetegui.The Frenchman had been regularly overshadowed by the goalscoring exploits of Ronaldo since his arrival at ...Full Story »

Charlton Athletic vs Fleetwood Town - Vetokele in contention for Charlton after injury

Posted Friday, August 24, 2018 by PA116 hits

Igor Vetokele has returned to contention for Charlton as they prepare to host Fleetwood.The striker has participated in full training following his recovery from an ankle injury, and his potential availability comes amid the absence of several senior team-mates.Ben Reeves, Jason Pearce and Tariqe Fosu will return to training from Monday, but are still unavailable owing to respective Achilles, ha...Full Story »

Queens Park Rangers vs Wigan Athletic - Tomer Hemed in contention for struggling QPR

Posted Friday, August 24, 2018 by PA151 hits

Tomer Hemed will be added to the QPR squad for the visit of Wigan.The Israeli forward has arrived on a season-long loan deal from Brighton and is available to make an immediate debut.Rangers are also understood to be close to agreeing a deal with Burnley to sign Nahki Wells on loan.Darnell Furlong is still out injured for QPR, who are floundering at the foot of the Championship after four straig...Full Story »

Chelsea seal £71.6m Kepa Arrizabalaga signing from Athletic Bilbao

Posted Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Skysports.com235 hits

(Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images) Chelsea have broken the world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper by signing Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for £71.6m on a seven-year deal. The 23-year-old arrives on the eve of Thibaut Courtois' departure from Stamford Bridge, with the Belgian set to be unveiled at Real Madrid on Thursday after he undergoes a medical. Having ...Full Story »

Charlton Athletic hold football tournament against homophobia

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 by Skysports.com123 hits

Charlton Athletic host football tournament against homophobia at The Valley. Charlton Athletic have held a football tournament to show unity against homophobia for the third time running at The Valley. The University of Greenwich's team retained the title in a penalty shootout over the Fans for Diversity side which featured former Dagenham and Barnet defender Anwar Uddin. Uddin, who is now di...Full Story »

Rochdale vs Charlton Athletic - Ian Henderson back as Rochdale aim to stay up

Posted Friday, May 04, 2018 by PA190 hits

Rochdale will have top goalscorer Ian Henderson available as they look to secure their League One status against Charlton.The midfielder is expected to return to Dale’s starting XI after serving a four-match ban.Matty Gillam is also pushing to start, having recently featured from the substitutes’ bench, but Keith Keane, Andy Cannon and Niall Canavan all remain sidelined with respecti...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs AFC Wimbledon - Nick Powell faces late fitness test ahead of Dons clash

Posted Friday, April 27, 2018 by PA145 hits

Wigan will again check on the fitness of midfielder Nick Powell ahead of their Sky Bet League One clash with AFC Wimbledon.Powell has missed the promoted Latics’ last three games with a thigh problem.Manager Paul Cook could freshen up his side after the leaders were held to a 1-1 draw at Bristol Rovers in midweek, a result which saw their lead at the top cut to one point.Ryan Colclough &nd...Full Story »

Bardhi brace in Bilbao moves Levante closer to LaLiga safety

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by PA98 hits

Enis Bardhi scored from two free-kicks in three minutes to drag Levante to the brink of LaLiga safety with a 3-1 win at Athletic Bilbao.The Macedonia midfielder’s brace secured a vital away victory, creating a nine-point cushion over third-bottom Deportivo La Coruna with four games to play.Jose Luis Morales sealed the win with a last-minute strike laid on by Chema Rodriguez.Bardhi was book...Full Story »

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