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Real Madrid 1 - 1 Athletic Bilbao: Cristiano Ronaldo spares Real Madrid’s blushes with late goal

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2018 by PA227 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo scored an exquisite back-heel to rescue a point for Real Madrid in their 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.Madrid looked to be heading for defeat after Inaki Williams opened the scoring for the visitors after 14 minutes.But Ronaldo, restored to the starting line-up by head coach Zinedine Zidane, provided a deft flick from Luka Modric’s 87th-minute drive to mov...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao - Gareth Bale is not sad at Real Madrid, insists boss Zinedine Zidane

Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by PA169 hits

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insists Gareth Bale is not upset despite his lack of game time at the Bernabeu this season. Bale has started only 16 times in LaLiga and has played just 81 minutes of knock-out Champions League football in Madrid’s run to the semi-finals. The former Tottenham forward did not feature in Real’s win over Malaga last Sunday, and the 28-year-old ...Full Story »

Oldham Athletic vs Walsall - Gerrard and Bryan sidelined as Oldham host relegation Walsall

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by PA192 hits

Oldham will be without Anthony Gerrard and Kean Bryan for Walsall’s visit to Boundary Park. Gerrard remains sidelined with a calf strain, while Bryan came off against Oxford at the weekend due to a hamstring problem. It means Latics boss Richie Wellens could select an inexperienced centre-back pairing of George Edmundson and Tom Haymer. Cameron Dummigan (groin) and Ryan McLaughlin are...Full Story »

Villarreal slump to home defeat to Athletic Bilbao

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by PA202 hits

Inigo Cordoba, Inaki Williams and Iker Muniain scored to seal Athletic Bilbao’s 3-1 LaLiga win at Villarreal.Twenty-one-year-old forward Cordoba bagged his first ever top-flight goal, while Williams tucked away his sixth strike of the league campaign.And Muniain toasted his return from a knee injury by climbing off the bench to notch the travelling outfit’s third.The visitors ended a...Full Story »

Oldham Athletic AFC vs Blackpool - Anthony Gerrard set to miss Blackpool clash

Posted Sunday, April 01, 2018 by PA275 hits

Anthony Gerrard is likely to be missing for Oldham again when they meet Blackpool.The central defender missed the 3-0 loss to Wigan on Friday with a calf strain and he did not even train in the build up to that defeat.Cameron Dummigan (groin) is unlikely to play again this season after picking up a problem on international duty with Northern Ireland Under-21s.Patrick McEleney will be hoping for ...Full Story »

Bury vs Wigan Athletic - Neil Danns set for Shakers return

Posted Friday, March 23, 2018 by PA160 hits

Neil Danns is set to return to Bury’s starting line-up for the visit of Wigan.The midfielder started the loss to MK Dons on the bench due to problems with his hamstring and calves, but he was called for 45 minutes in and will likely be restored to the line-up.Zeli Ismail will need to be assessed after missing successive fixtures with a groin problem.Nathan Cameron (knee) should be able to ...Full Story »

Barcelona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao: Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao – story of the match

Posted Monday, March 19, 2018 by PA131 hits

Lionel Messi scored for the sixth consecutive game as Barcelona tightened their grip on the LaLiga title race with a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.Messi took his tally for the season to 38 in all competitions with a fine finish from the edge of the penalty area.Paco Alcacer had aleady given Barca the lead and the leaders went on to canter to a routine victory against a Bilbao side grateful they w...Full Story »

Bristol Rovers vs Wigan Athletic - Ollie Clarke doubtful before Rovers host Wigan

Posted Monday, February 26, 2018 by PA250 hits

Bristol Rovers could again be without midfielder Ollie Clarke for the visit of promotion-chasing Wigan.Clarke missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe due to an ankle problem and it remains to be seen when he will return to action, as is the case with full-back Daniel Leadbitter.With two home games in the space of four days and concerns over the state of the Memorial Stadium&rs...Full Story »

Sergio Ramos demands change after the violent clashes between fans in Bilbao

Posted Saturday, February 24, 2018 by Marca.com166 hits

Sergio Ramos has called for action to prevent the disturbing scenes of violence between Athletic Club and Spartak Moscow fans in Bilbao on Thursday night that also saw a policeman die of a heart attack. The Europa League meeting between the Russian champions and Athletic was marked as a high-risk fixture prior to kick-off, with the Spartak bringing around 2000 supporters to the Basque region....Full Story »

Police officer dies after fans clash before Athletic Bilbao-Spartak Moscow tie

Posted Friday, February 23, 2018 by Skysports.com227 hits

A police officer has died in Bilbao after clashes between supporters A Basque police officer has died following clashes between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow fans before their Europa League tie on Thursday. More than 500 police officers were deployed in the city for the round-of-32 second leg, with a large number of visiting supporters expected at the match. "We can confirm that a Basque...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Manchester City - Morsy missing as Wigan prepare to host City

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by PA177 hits

Wigan will be without suspended skipper Sam Morsy for their fifth-round FA Cup tie against Manchester City.Morsy received his 10th yellow card of the season in the midweek home defeat to Blackpool and starts a two-game ban.James Vaughan and fellow recent signing Devante Cole are both unavailable having appeared earlier in this season’s competition for former clubs Sunderland and Fleetwood ...Full Story »

Arsenal turned down Harry Kane as a youngster because he was 'chubby and not very athletic'

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Dreamteamfc.com229 hits

Kane (bottom, left) played for the Gunners in his youth Harry Kane is probably the greatest striker in the world right now, yeah? The Spurs striker netted his 100th Premier League goal last week and is well on course to securing his third consecutive Golden Boot award. So, imagine letting him go for nothing when he was just a boy. Well, that's exactly what Arsenal did. That's right, the 24...Full Story »

Oldham Athletic vs Milton Keynes Dons - Wilfried Moimbe banned for Oldham

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by PA140 hits

Oldham will be without Wilfried Moimbe against MK Dons.The Frenchman must serve a one-match suspension having been sent off for picking up two yellow cards in the draw with Blackburn at the weekend.Brian Wilson, who could replace Moimbe in defence, will make his 100th league appearance for Latics if selected.Rob Hunt (hamstring) and Eoin Doyle (illness) are still out but Jonathan Benteke could m...Full Story »

Manchester City agree deal to sign Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao

Posted Saturday, January 27, 2018 by Skysports.com273 hits

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign defender Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao, according to Sky in Italy. City are thought to be happy to match the defender's £57m release clause, which would break the club's transfer record of £55m that they paid for Kevin De Bruyne in 2015. Laporte, who has made 19 appearances for Athletic this season, was left out of their squad to fa...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao held by Basque rivals Eibar

Posted Saturday, January 27, 2018 by PA0 hits

An Athletic Bilbao side without reported Manchester City target Aymeric Laporte drew 1-1 at home with Basque rivals Eibar.The 23-year-old centre-back has been a virtual ever-present for Athletic this season and was initially named in Jose Angel Ziganda’s 20-man squad for the LaLiga clash.His absence will further fuel speculation he is about to complete a move to Pep Guardiola’s runaw...Full Story »

Charlton Athletic vs Walsall - Tarique Fosu-Henry back in Addicks frame

Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 by PA174 hits

Charlton could have midfielder Tarique Fosu-Henry back for Saturday’s League One game at home to Walsall. Fosu-Henry has been out with an Achilles injury but has an outside chance of returning this weekend. Jason Pearce, however, is still struggling with a knee injury while the game will also come too soon for Lewis Page (Achilles) and Patrick Bauer (knock). Naby Sarr is also sideline...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 0 - 0 Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos sees red again as Real Madrid held to a stalemate by Bilbao

Posted Saturday, December 02, 2017 by PA235 hits

Sergio Ramos was sent off for the 24th time in his career as Real Madrid failed to take advantage of LaLiga leaders Barcelona's earlier slip. Real remain eight points behind Barcelona - held 2-2 by Celta Vigo at the Nou Camp earlier in the day - after drawing 0-0 at Athletic Bilbao. Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo both hit the woodwork but Bilbao stood firm to the delight of the San Mame...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid - Real Madrid without Bale for trip to Bilbao

Posted Saturday, December 02, 2017 by PA89 hits

Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid's LaLiga trip to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday night because of a recurring calf injury. Bale returned to action after two months out to play a key role in Madrid's Copa del Rey tie with Fuenlabrada on Tuesday night. The 28-year-old came off the bench to set up both goals as Madrid were held to a 2-2 draw by the minnows, but Madrid progressed 4-2 on aggregate. ...Full Story »

Barcelona advance in Copa del Rey but Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao crashed out

Posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 by Skysports.com175 hits

Denis Suarez was among the goals as Barcelona defeated Real Murcia 5-0 in the Copa del Rey Barcelona eased into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 win over Real Murcia as two other La Liga sides were knocked out. The La Liga leaders, already 3-0 up from the first leg, never looked in any danger of failing to finish the job at the Nou Camp despite making several changes. Paca Alcacer h...Full Story »

Charlton Athletic vs MK Dons - Charlton sweating on Tariqe Tosu for MK Dons clash

Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 by PA143 hits

Charlton's Tariqe Tosu faces a late fitness test before manager Karl Robinson selects his starting XI for the visit of MK Dons. The winger suffered a calf injury during their Checkatrade Trophy defeat by Portsmouth but could yet be passed fit. Harry Lennon and Lewis Page, both owing to groin injuries, remain long-term absentees. The game sees Robinson come up against his former club, where ...Full Story »

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