# Athletic Bilbao

This year
# Take a Bow
Spain youngster helps Barcelona make it 6 in a row
Pedri Gonzalez’s goal made the difference amid a 1-0 victory over Getafe
Last year
# turnaround
Athletic Bilbao down Atletico Madrid to reach Spanish Super Cup final
The come-from-behind win sets up a decider date with Real Madrid.
All time
# Winner winner
Real Madrid extend lead to seven points as fans salute match winner 'Karim, Ballon d'Or'
Benzema’s 20th goal in 24 games proved to be the difference against Athletic Bilbao.
# Wrap
Depay's rocket rescues draw for Barcelona in Bilbao
The Barca star found the net with a fine left-foot half-volley 15 minutes from time.
# Goat
Messi sparkles as Barcelona hammer Athletic Bilbao in Copa final
Messi scored two of Barcelona’s four second half goals as they consigned their opponents to a second final defeat in two weeks.
# Upset
Bilbao stun Real Madrid to reach Super Cup final
Raul Garcia scored twice in the first half, the second a penalty.
# Perfect 10
Messi turns on the style to help Barcelona close the gap in La Liga
Victory over Athletic Bilbao pushes Barca up to third.
# La Liga
Early pacesetters Real Sociedad end slump with victory over rivals in the Basque derby
A fifth-minute goal from Portu earned the win over Athletic Bilbao at San Mames.
# Mixed Fortunes
Diego Costa pays touching tribute to female star as Atletico held
The former Chelsea striker celebrated by holding up the shirt of Virgina Torrecilla.
# like a fine wine
Former Spain winger signs new contract at 38
Real Betis captain Joaquin will continue his association with the club beyond the 2019-20 season.
# Stalemate
Real Madrid lose ground in Spanish title race
Toni Kroos and Nacho hit the crossbar before Luka Jovic hit the post as they were held by Athletic Bilbao.
# like a fine wine
Real Betis legend makes La Liga history at 38
Joaquin has become the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the Spanish top flight.
# Victory
Saul and Morata goals lift Simeone's men into second
Atletico Madrid eased to a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in Saturday’s LaLiga clash through goals from Saul Niguez and Alvaro Morata.
# var
Spanish FA accuses TV producer of manipulating VAR images
The incident related to Denis Cheryshev’s controversial goal for Valencia against Athletic Bilbao.
# early problems
Barcelona slump to opening game defeat as Suarez limps off injured
The defending champions were beaten by Athletic Bilbao on Friday night.
# on loan
Coutinho edges closer to Bayern loan move after Barcelona reach 'agreement in principle'
The 27-year-old was left out of Barcelona’s squad for tonight’s La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao.
# Injury
Messi ruled out of Barcelona's La Liga opener tonight
Ernesto Valverde indicated the Barcelona captain will miss Friday’s game against Athletic Bilbao.
# In form
Hat-trick hero Benzema scores for fifth game in a row to seal Real Madrid victory
The French striker scored all three to continue his hot streak in front of goal.
# firing blanks
Messi's return fails to inspire as Barcelona slump to goalless draw with Athletic Bilbao
Valverde’s men drew for the third match in a row on Sunday evening.
# future plans
'I would like to go back' - Out-of-favour Spurs striker could be set for Bilbao return
Fernando Llorente has suggested he is frustrated by a lack of game time at Tottenham.
# masterstroke
Simeone sticks injured Godin up front, Godin scores late winner
Simeone had used all three substitutions and sent the defender into the mixer rather than play on with 10 men.
# Late Late Show
Messi and Munir combine in the 84th minute to prevent another Barcelona defeat
Barcelona dropped points in La Liga for a third successive game, but it could have been worse had Lionel Messi not set up Munir El Haddadi.
# off night
Setback for Real Madrid as they're held by Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona now sit two points clear at the top of the La Liga table.
# London Calling
Exit paved for Courtois as Bilbao confirm €80 million buy-out clause met for Chelsea target
23-year-old Kepa Arrizabalaga is leaving the Basque country on a new record fee for a goalkeeper.
# Big Money
Chelsea to spend €80 million on Bilbao goalkeeper as Courtois replacement - reports
Kepa Arrizabalaga looks set to join the Blues for a world-record fee.
# Routine Win
Messi produces masterclass as Barca go 11 points clear at top of La Liga
Messi scored for the sixth game in-a-row in Barcelona’s 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
# Unloved
'The officials hate me and there’s nothing I can do to change that'
The Atletico Madrid star was booked again in his latest outing, but claims to have done nothing wrong as he continues to be singled out by officials.
# Big Money
Man City confirm signing of €65 million French defender
Centre-back Aymeric Laporte has arrived from Athletic Bilbao.
# Pastures new
Real Madrid close in on €20 million goalkeeper
Kepa Arrizabalaga is on the verge of signing from Bilbao according to Spanish media reports.
# firing blanks
Ramos sees red as Real Madrid miss the chance to close the gap on Barcelona
Zidane’s side were left frustrated as they failed to break down Athletic Bilbao.
# Happy return
Messi and Paulinho on target as Barca boss Valverde enjoys victorious return to Bilbao
The Catalan club extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 13 games and now lead the table by four points.
# Nice Gesture
Entire Athletic Bilbao squad shave heads in support of team-mate
Spanish U21 international Yeray is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
# Get Well Soon
Athletic Bilbao defender leaves Spain U21 squad for chemotherapy treatment
Yeray, who was treated for cancer last year, needs surgery after an anomaly was detected during medical checks.
# Pastures new
Barcelona appoint former player and ex-Bilbao coach as new boss
The 53-year-old replaces Luis Enrique with the task of getting the most out of a star-studded squad.
# Favourite son
Atletico Madrid give the Vicente Calderon a fitting farewell thanks to Torres double
Diego Simeone’s side were 3-1 winners over Athletic Bilbao in their last game at the ground.
# Looking Back
Celta inspired by Bilbao's 2012 victory over Man United
The Red Devils have the upper hand ahead of Thursday’s second leg, having won last week’s first leg 1-0.
# difference maker
Casemiro sends 'suffering' Madrid five points clear
Karim Benzema was also on target as Real earned an important win.
Messi magic clinches tie for Barca after Suarez opens scoring with stunning volley
The mercurial Argentine’s late free-kick sealed the deal on a memorable night for Barcelona’s remarkable attackers.
# Seeing Red
Gary Neville sent off as Valencia bow out of Europa League
A 2-1 win on the night wasn’t enough to see the former Manchester United player’s side progess.
# La Liga
Ronaldo double leads 10-man Real Madrid to victory over gutsy Athletic Bilbao
Zinedine Zidane’s side were 4-2 winners at the Santiago Bernabeu with James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos also on target.