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  • Arsenal survive Ostersunds scare as policeman dies in Bilbao clashes

    Arsenal scrape into the last 16 of the Europa League despite a 2-1 second-leg defeat by Ostersunds, but football was marred by violent clashes at the match between between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow which left a police officer dead.

  • Aymeric Laporte

    Man City target Laporte announces Bilbao departure

    Aymeric Laporte announces he is leaving Athletic Bilbao with Premier League leaders Manchester City primed to break their transfer record to sign the French defender.

  • Paco Alcacer

    Barcelona hammer Murcia, tiny Formentera stun Bilbao

    Triple King's Cup holders Barcelona storm into the last 16 by hammering Real Murcia 5-0 with a second-string team, completing an 8-0 aggregate victory over the third division side.

  • Valverde to take over Barcelona?

    Spanish media outlet El Correo reported on Sunday that Athletic Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde has agreed to succeed Luis Enrique at Barcelona next season.

  • Bilbao keeper hospitalised

    Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Alejandro Remiro was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after suffering a head injury when he was struck by a ball in training.

  • Bilbao stun Barca

    Athletic Bilbao held out with nine men to secure a first win over Barcelona in four years and carry a 2-1 lead into the second leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie on January 11.

  • ‘Barca maintain hunger for titles’

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique highlights the hunger of his squad not to be ousted by Real Madrid as Spanish champions after a hard-fought 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao.

  • Barcelona edge past Athletic Bilbao

    Ivan Rakitic's first-half header maintains Barcelona's perfect start to the La Liga season as the champions withstand a wave of late pressure to prevail over Athletic Bilbao.

  • Barca, Real ordered to repay state aid

    The EU on Monday orders seven Spanish football clubs including Barcelona and Real Madrid to pay back millions of euros (dollars) in illegal state aid.

  • Neymar gives Barca slender win

    First-half goals from Munir El Haddadi and Neymar give Barcelona a slender lead in their Copa del Rey quarter-final tie against Athletic Bilbao with a 2-1 first-leg win.

  • Suarez nets hat-trick in Barca rout

    Luis Suarez's hat-trick helps Barcelona extend their dominant La Liga record against Athletic Bilbao with a crushing 6-0 victory over the 10-man Basque side at Camp Nou.

  • Copa del Rey: Barca ease into quarterfinals

    Munir El Haddadi score both goals as Barcelona beat Espanyol 2-0 on Wednesday to ease into the Copa del Rey's quarterfinals with a 6-1 victory on aggregate.

  • Triumvirate silenced the critics

    Neymar believes Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and himself were always going to be a success for Barcelona.

  • Barcelona feats deserve more credit

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique launched a staunch defence of his players after they came from behind without the injured Lionel Messi to beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 on Tuesday.

  • Benzema blasts two past Athletic

    Real Madrid moved top of La Liga as Karim Benzema struck in each half to earn the visitors a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao at San Mames on Wednesday.

  • Barca and Real set for La Liga start

    Barcelona start the defence of their La Liga title Athletic Bilbao while Real Madrid kick-off the new season against Sporting Gijon.

  • Few positives for Barcelona

    Athletic Bilbao win the Spanish Supercopa after beating Barcelona by an aggregate score of 5-1.

  • Barca's historic Messi-led treble parade (video)

    The treble-winning FC Barcelona stars show the Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey trophies through the Catalan capital.

  • Lionel Messi

    Messi best of all time – Guardiola

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola compares Lionel Messi to Brazil legend Pele as he backs his former club Barcelona to win the Champions League.