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Archives: athletic bilbao

Manchester United target Aymeric Laporte focused on Copa del Rey final

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte is focused on tomorrow’s Copa del Rey final against Barcelona despite speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United. The 21-year-old centre-back is one of the hottest properties in Europe, with the likes of Real … Continue reading

Copa del Rey Final Preview: Odds stacked in Barcelona’s favor against Athletic Club

Posted on by Matt Jones

Athletic Club have always held a reputation for being the romanticists’ team in Spanish soccer. The Basque club are an illustrious, decorated outfit, with a rich history and a unique cantera selection policy. But the disparity between their eight league … Continue reading

Barcelona confirm Luis Suarez is fit for Saturday’s Copa del Rey final

Posted on by Peter Quinn
FC Barcelona Training Session

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez is fit to face Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday (live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes in the United States). The Uruguayan has not featured for La … Continue reading

Athletic Bilbao forward Iker Muniain ruled out for 6-7 months with ligament tear

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Athletic Bilbao have confirmed they will be without Iker Muniain for six to seven months after tests revealed the forward had suffered a cruciate ligament tear in his left knee. The 22-year-old went down after going in for a challenge with Sevilla’s Ever … Continue reading

Copa del Rey final to be held in the Camp Nou on May 30

Posted on by Peter Quinn

The Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao will be held in the Camp Nou on May 30. It had been reported both finalists favored the Santiago Bernabeu as the final’s site. But Real Madrid were against the … Continue reading

Copa del Rey final likely to be staged at the Santiago Bernabeu

Posted on by Peter Quinn

  The date of the Copa del Rey final to be played between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona has already been confirmed – May 30th. But the location of the event has yet to be determined. Unlike most European countries, Spain … Continue reading

Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi blocks £19 million move to Athletic Bilbao

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi has blocked a potential £19 million move to Athletic Bilbao. With the signing of Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro completed last week, Madrid officials were reportedly ready to sit down with Illarramendi to discuss his future … Continue reading

With Silva and Odegaard deals done, Real Madrid ready to sort out future of Asier Illarramendi

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Now that Real Madrid have completed the signings of Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset and Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro, the club’s next step is sorting out the future of reserve midfielder Asier Illarramendi. The 24-year-old has found it difficult to crack … Continue reading

Antoine Griezmann Shines During Volatile Match At The New San Mames

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid winger Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick and propelled Diego Simeone’s side to a 4-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao during a volatile match at the new San Mames on Sunday. Those who witnessed the La Liga contest will testify … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn

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

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

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