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

Posted Monday, March 19, 2018 by PA37 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 PA46 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.com56 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.com79 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 PA73 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.com88 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 PA43 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.com180 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 PA50 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 PA60 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 PA34 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.com63 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 PA44 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 »

Carlisle vs Oldham Athletic AFC - Reggie Lambe back to boost Carlisle for cup clash

Posted Saturday, November 04, 2017 by PA52 hits

Carlisle welcome Reggie Lambe back from international duty for the visit of Sky Bet League One Oldham. Lambe missed the draw at Chesterfield to captain Bermuda's game against Barbados but is back to take on the Latics. Captain Danny Grainger is expected to replace Tom Miller at left-back after starting in a midfield role last weekend. Jason Kennedy and John O'Sullivan have been battling injur...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 0 - 2 Barcelona: Lionel Messi and Paulinho on target as Barcelona made to work for win in Bilbao

Posted Saturday, October 28, 2017 by PA70 hits

Lionel Messi and Paulinho hit the target as Barcelona crept past Athletic Bilbao to maintain their four-point lead in LaLiga. Messi started and finished a move in the 36th minute to score his 12th league goal of the season, but Barca were flattered by Paulinho's injury-time tap-in after a hard-fought evening at San Mames. Both sides struck the woodwork, Messi and Paulinho for Barca and Raul ...Full Story »

Bilbao vs Barcelona - Valverde determined political turmoil will not cause distraction

Posted Saturday, October 28, 2017 by PA68 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is determined not to let the ongoing political turmoil in Catalonia detract him from the task at hand as he returns to former club Athletic Bilbao this weekend. With Catalonia seeking independence from Spain, speculation has been rife about what that might mean for the Blaugrana in the future - including whether the 24-time Spanish champions will still be compet...Full Story »

Bradford AFC vs Charlton Athletic - Romain Vincelot and Adam Chicksen miss out

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by PA50 hits

Bradford will be without suspended captain Romain Vincelot and defender Adam Chicksen against Charlton. Versatile midfielder Vincelot sits out a one-game ban after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season in the midweek draw against Oldham. Chicksen is expected to be sidelined for two weeks after sustaining a thigh injury against Oldham at Valley Parade. Tony McMahon (hamstring) is s...Full Story »

Fleetwood Town vs Charlton Athletic - Aiden O'Neill back for Charlton clash

Posted Saturday, September 30, 2017 by PA39 hits

Fleetwood have Aiden O'Neill available for their Sky Bet League One home game against Charlton on Saturday. The midfielder served a one-match ban in midweek after being sent off in the 4-2 home defeat to Southend. But O'Neill might have to wait for his opportunity as Fleetwood boss Uwe Rosler could stick with the side which won 3-0 at Bradford on Tuesday. Striker Conor McAleny's hopes of retu...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Northampton Town - Powell a concern for Wigan ahead of Northampton clash

Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by PA88 hits

Wigan boss Paul Cook is sweating on the fitness of star man Nick Powell ahead of Tuesday's clash with Northampton. Powell limped off midway through Saturday's 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers but Latics medical staff hope the problem is just down to fatigue. Cook will have a number of new options with both Chey Dunkley and Ryan Colclough returning from suspensions. Ivan Toney remains on standby sh...Full Story »

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