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1 hr ago | SFGate
Barcelona's Gerard Pique, left, leaves the pitch as Athletic Bilbao's Carlos Gurpegui, front, celebrates their 1-0 victory with teammates Andoni Iraola, center, and Ander Iturraspe in their Spanish League soccer match at San Mames stadium in Bilbao, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.
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5 hrs ago | Sports Network
Athletic Bilbao and veteran defender Andoni Iraola have come to terms on a new contract that keeps Iraola at the San Mames until June 2015.
9 hrs ago | Goal.com
The Spain international concedes that the Blaugrana are not as strong as they were in 2009 but says that it is time to move on and focus on the future Gerard Pique freely admits that the current Barcelona line-up does not compare to the Pep Guardiola -led side that lift six trophies - but is in no doubt that the Catalans will compete for titles ... (more)
14 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader
The 31-year-old Iraiola has spent his entire career at the Basque club, 11 seasons since his debut in August 2003.
14 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
Athletic Bilbao has signed defender Andoni Iraiola to a one-year contract extension that ties him to the club until 2015.
The Spanish league club says Iniesta skipped Tuesday's session after feeling some discomfort following Sunday's 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao.
And while him being there has not, bar the odd assist, visibly helped his Argentinean colleague too much, the presence of and he has been halted in his tracks in the last two matches, the defeats against Ajax and Athletic Bilbao.
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has slammed referee Juan Martinez's decision not to send off Ander Iturraspe in the 0-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao.
Ernesto Valverde, who had just left Valencia after a doing a good job at the Mestalla in the second half of last season, was Barcelona's first-choice to take over from Tito Vilanova.
LONDON: Barcelona suffered their first league defeat of the season when they went down 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday to lose their three-point lead at the top of La Liga.
Gerardo Martino's men have played four times in their controversial away kit, registering three draws and a defeat in those games and scoring only two goals in the process It is supposed to symbolise nationalism and pride, but Barcelona's controversial 'Senyera' strip is proving to be something of an unlucky charm for the Catalan club.
The team's 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao was its second straight setback after a run of 20 unbeaten matches to start the season.
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The Spaniard came up with goods late on as the Old Lady won 1-0, while Gianluigi Buffon claimed a Udinese win would have been fair Fernando Llorente accepted that Juventus struggled to convert their chances in their 1-0 win over Udinese on Sunday, but was relieved with his late headed goal.
Barcelona suffered their second defeat in the space of a week and their first in La Liga for nine months as Iker Muniain 's second half strike proved the difference between the sides.
Barcelona suffered its first league defeat of the campaign on Sunday as Iker Muniain's goal 20 minutes from time lifted Athletic Bilbao to a 1-0 win over the defending champions at the San Mames.