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Archives: athletic bilbao

The Surprising Rise and Sudden Fall Of Athletic Bilbao’s Fortunes

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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If it weren’t for Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid’s title winning season last year in Spain, the story of the 2013-14 La Liga campaign may very well have been the surprising efforts put forth by Ernesto Valverde’s Athletic Bilbao side. The … Continue reading

Besiktas vs Arsenal and Napoli vs Athletic Bilbao: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today marks the first day of playoffs for the UEFA Champions League where clubs are playing across Europe to try to make it into the Group Stage of the tournament. Two high profiles matches are being televised on US television … Continue reading

La Liga Roundup, Gameweek 15: Barca Shock Defeat Narrows Title Race

Posted on by Michael Barnes
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Barcelona fell to their first Primera defeat of the season at Athletic Bilbao allowing Atletico Madrid, who won at Elche, to draw level on points with the leaders. Gareth Bale hit a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Valladolid convincingly to … Continue reading

Vicente del Bosque Announces Spain’s Provisional 30-Man Squad For FIFA World Cup 2010 Part Three

Posted on by Andy Pineda

On Tuesday, the goalkeepers and defenders were discussed, and Wednesday, the midfielders were discussed.  With all of the creative talent in the midfield, that will bring the pressure on the forwards to convert the multitudes of chances that Xavi, Xabi … Continue reading

Vicente del Bosque Announces Spain’s Provisional 30-Man Squad For FIFA World Cup 2010 Part Two

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Yesterday, the goalkeeping and the defense were discussed, and while the three goalkeepers contending for the final goalkeeping spot will state their cases to Vicente del Bosque on and off the pitch, they will have little to no chance of … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 34 Review: Málaga Denied of a Shock Victory at Mallorca

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Juan Ramón López Muñiz brought Málaga into La Liga in 2008 after a two-year hiatus in the second division.  Throughout his playing career, he played on teams constantly scrambling either to stay in La Liga or to be promoted to … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 32 Review: Athletic Bilbao Disappoints and Disappears Against Valencia

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Sevilla failed to show up against a desperate Real Valladolid side.  Mallorca could only muster a draw against Real Zaragoza at La Romareda.  Athletic Bilbao knew that a win against Valencia on Thursday would ascend them to within one point … Continue reading

La Liga in the Champions League: Sevilla Stumbles While Barcelona Bedazzles

Posted on by Andy Pineda

With the advantage of the away goal, Sevilla looked in prime position to advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.  Unfortunately, Manolo Jiménez’s team played as though they were already in the next round.  A 0-0 score line … Continue reading