Athletic Bilbao 3-1 Napoli (4-2 agg.): Aduriz bags two as Benitez's charges flop in Spain
Marek Hamsik snatched an lead early in the second half but the Basque side roared back to seal their place in the Champions League group stages Athletic Bilbao took advantage of a poor Napoli performance to seal a 3-1 win over the Serie A side and book progression to the group stages of the Champions League .
Debut success for Luis Alberto
Malaga secured their first three points of the season in a gripping game at La Rosaleda Stadium on Saturday night.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Valverde warns Napoli: Athletic better prepared for Champions League showdown
The Basques' boss admits that his inexperienced players froze during the second leg of their first-leg clash with the Partenopei but rules out a repeat performance at home Ernesto Valverde has warned Champions League rivals Napoli that they will meet a stronger Athletic Bilbao at San Mames on Wednesday than the one whom they encountered at the ... (more)
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Teams all on knife-edge in Champions League
With at least $12 million guaranteed for Champions League participants, it's little wonder the final playoffs for the group stage are so tight.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
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Malaga beats Bilbao 1-0 to kick off Spanish league
Malaga held on to beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 to kick off the Spanish league on Saturday and give new coach Javi Gracia a winning debut at La Rosaleda Stadium, although the game was marred by two red cards in the final minutes.
Nanaimo Daily News
Chelsea welcomed back club great Didier Drogba to Stamford Bridge on Saturday but it was another striker who maintained the team's winning start to the Premier League season.
Liga - Malaga v Athletic Bilbao: LIVE
Attempt missed. Ibai GA3mez left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Arsenal held, Athletic gain UCL upper hand in Napoli
Ten-man Arsenal was left frustrated after a 0-0 stalemate at Besiktas in Wednesday's Champions League play-off round first leg while Athletic Bilbao earned the upper hand against Napoli following a 1-1 draw in Italy.
Napoli held; Leverkusen on top
Athletic Bilbao grabbed a vital away goal in a 1-1 draw at Napoli in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off tie.
Champions League - Advantage Athletic after draw in a
Gonzalo Higuain 's second half equaliser left the Champions League playoff tie between Napoli and Athletic Bilbao well poised at 1-1 ahead of next week's second leg.
Predicted Napoli XI to face Athletic Bilbao: Higuain to be risked
Napoli have a crunch Champions League preliminary clash against Athletic Bilbao this evening and Rafa Benitez has two major selection headaches.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Muniain: Athletic Bilbao can upset Napoli
The 21-year-old attacker is wary of the threat posed by the Partenopei on the break but he is confident that having the second leg at home will work in the Basques' favour Iker Muniain has conceded that Athletic Bilbao could not have received a tougher draw in the Champions League play-offs but insisted that he cannot wait to face Napoli at the San ... (more)
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Ranking the 20 Best Non-World Cup Players in La Liga
Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga in Spain, might have been joking when he said he wanted the best 500 players to be plying their trade in his country's top flight, but there's certainly little doubt that Spain houses some of the world's finest, including the new summer additions of a handful of World Cup stars.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
1 Thing to Fear from Every Potential Champions League Opponent
Arsenal are seeded for the Champions League qualifying round draw and will face one of Athletic Bilbao, Lille, Copenhagen, Standard Liege or Besiktas in the hopes of a 17th consecutive group-stage berth.