Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Club, commonly known as Athletic Bilbao or just Athletic (Basque: Bilboko Athletic Kluba / Spanish: Athletic Club de Bilbao), is a Spanish professional football club based in the city of Bilbao in the Basque Country in Spain. They are known as Los Leones (The Lions) because their stadium was built near a church called San Mames (Saint Mammes). Mammes was an early Christian thrown to the lions by the Romans. Mammes pacified the lions and was later made a saint. The team plays its home matches at the San Mames Stadium. Its home colours are red and white-striped shirts with black shorts.

Athletic have won La Liga on eight occasions, fourth most in the history of the league. In the table of Copa del Rey titles, Athletic is second only to Barcelona, having won it 23 times. It is also the most successful Basque football club in both league and cup titles won. The club also has one of the most successful women's teams in Spain, which has won five championships in the Primera Division Femenina.

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Wed 24 Feb, 10:54
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Preview: Levante vs. Athletic Bilbao - prediction, team news, lineups
Levante will be looking to build on last weekend's impressive win over Atletico Madrid when they continue their La Liga campaign at home to Athletic Bilbao on Friday night. Paco Lopez 's side shocked leaders Atletico with a 2-0 victory in Madrid last time out, while Athletic will enter this contest off the back of a 1-1 draw at home to Villarreal.
Wed 24 Feb, 00:12
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Real Madrid 'to rival Tottenham Hotspur for Julian Nagelsmann'
Real Madrid could reportedly rival Tottenham Hotspur for RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann. Nagelsmann has been touted as a possible replacement for Jose Mourinho at Spurs after a string of poor performances and results that has left the club ninth in the Premier League. However, talkSPORT reports that Tottenham could face competition from Los Blancos, who are considering replacing Zinedine Zidane at the end of the season.
Fri 19 Feb, 13:03
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Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be looking to win in La Liga for the first time since January 8 when they travel to San Mames on Sunday evening to take on Athletic Bilbao. The Yellow Submarine, who beat Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 in the Europa League on Thursday, are currently sixth in Spain's top flight, eight points above 10th-placed Athletic, who have a game in hand.
Sun 14 Feb, 21:01
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Cadiz vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions & Tips
Cadiz vs Athletic Bilbao predictions ahead of this clash in La Liga on Monday night. Can the hosts turn around a torrid run of form? Read on for our free betting tips and predictions. Reason For Cadiz vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions Cadiz have lost four of their last five Athletic have seen both teams score in their last 10 games Cadiz have seen both teams score in their last three at home Another miserable clash for Cadiz Cadiz have suffered four defeats in their last five games and that horrid form looks set to continue.
Sun 14 Feb, 18:27
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Result: Real Madrid return to second spot in La Liga with win over Valencia
Real Madrid continued to cling to the coat-tails of city rivals Atletico in the La Liga title race after winning 2-0 at home against Valencia. First-half goals from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos won the game as Zinedine Zidane 's team moved above Barcelona and into second place in the table, five points behind leaders Atletico, who have two games in hand.
Sun 14 Feb, 11:30
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Barcelona's Sergi Roberto ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain clash?
Barcelona could reportedly be forced to make do without the versatile Sergi Roberto for both legs of their Champions League last-16 clash with Paris Saint-Germain. The right-back recently returned from a long-term layoff against Athletic Bilbao and made his first start in over two months against Granada in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday evening.
Sat 13 Feb, 10:54
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Preview: Cadiz vs. Athletic Bilbao - prediction, team news, lineups
Athletic Bilbao will be looking to return to winning ways in Spain's top flight when they travel to an out-of-form Cadiz outfit on Monday night. The visitors are currently 11th in the table, having picked up 25 points from 21 matches this season, while Cadiz, who were in and around the European spots late last year, have now dropped into 14th.
Wed 10 Feb, 19:43
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Preview: Macarthur vs. Adelaide United - prediction, team news, lineups
Two teams in contrasting form come head-to-head on Friday morning as Macarthur entertain Adelaide United in the Australian A-League. The hosts have lost just one of their last five outings, while Carl Veart 's men have picked up just three points from a possible 12 in recent weeks. Match preview © Reuters Macarthur are the division's new boys and have made a decent start to life in the Australian top flight.
Tue 09 Feb, 18:23
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Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Cup specialists Athletic Bilbao will be looking to remain on course for more silverware when they host Levante in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final on Thursday. The Lions won the Supercopa de Espana last month and are still waiting to face Real Sociedad in last season's rescheduled Copa del Rey final, which is set to be held in April.
Mon 08 Feb, 16:04
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Preview: Sevilla vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
In-form sides Sevilla and Barcelona face off at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday evening in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final. Sevilla have won their last seven games in all competitions, six of those without conceding, while Barca have won six in a row. The winners of this tie will go on to face either Athletic Bilbao or Levante in the final.
Mon 08 Feb, 09:22
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Real Madrid put Sergio Ramos contract talks on hold until after injury?
Real Madrid are reportedly ready to halt contract discussions with defender Sergio Ramos. The club legend has less than five months remaining on his existing deal at the Bernabeu, leaving him in a position where he can speak with foreign clubs. Preferring to ensure that they do not lose the 34-year-old on a free transfer, this has led to Real officials holding talks with the veteran's representatives.
Sat 06 Feb, 20:23
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Athletic Bilbao vs Valencia Predictions & Tips
Athletic Club v Valencia predictions for Sunday afternoon's La Liga fixture as Athletic Bilbao look to build on cup success. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips. Reason For Athletic Bilbao vs Valencia Predictions Valencia have won only four of their last 11 games in all competitions Athletic Bilbao have won six of their last nine home league matches Valencia have only scored 11 away league goals this season Athletic can build on Copa del Rey success Athletic Bilbao should be in a celebratory mood after booking their spot in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with victory over Real Betis in midweek and that should translate to maximum points against Valencia.
Fri 05 Feb, 18:31
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Preview: Real Betis vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
Barcelona will be bidding to make it six straight victories in all competitions when they continue their 2020-21 La Liga campaign away to Real Betis on Sunday night. Ronald Koeman 's side booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 5-3 victory over Granada on Wednesday, but Betis lost on penalties to Athletic Bilbao to exit the competition.
Fri 05 Feb, 00:21
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Barcelona's Sergi Roberto ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain clash?
Barcelona could reportedly be forced to make do without the versatile Sergi Roberto for both legs of their Champions League last-16 clash with Paris Saint-Germain. The right-back recently returned from a long-term layoff against Athletic Bilbao and made his first start in over two months against Granada in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday evening.
Mon 01 Feb, 15:29
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How Barcelona could line up against Granada
Barcelona will be aiming to take another step towards Ronald Koeman 's maiden trophy at the helm when they travel to Granada for the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. The Catalan giants have sent Cornella and Rayo Vallecano packing in the tournament so far, and they are certainly the favourites to go all the way after Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid suffered shock exits in the earlier rounds.
Mon 01 Feb, 09:08
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Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Granada
Barcelona will be aiming to take another step towards Copa del Rey success when they take on fellow La Liga outfit Granada in Wednesday's quarter-final. Ronald Koeman 's men recently avenged their Supercopa de Espana defeat to Athletic Bilbao by beating them 2-1 in the top flight, with Lionel Messi scoring a sublime free kick before Antoine Griezmann wrapped up the win.
Sun 31 Jan, 23:26
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European roundup: Suarez nets brace as Atletico go 10 points clear at top of La Liga
Atletico Madrid are 10 points clear at the top of La Liga after extending their winning run with a 4-2 victory at Cadiz that saw Luis Suarez score a brace. Diego Simeone 's men opened the scoring via Suarez's fine 28th-minute free-kick and after that was cancelled out by an Alvaro Negredo effort, Saul Niguez put Atletico back in front shortly before the break.
Sun 31 Jan, 23:20
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Result: Messi nets 650th Barca goal as Koeman's side beat Athletic
Lionel Messi scored a fine free-kick and Antoine Griezmann netted the winner as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at the Nou Camp and moved up to second place in the La Liga table. Messi's curling effort gave Barca the lead in the 20th minute before Athletic equalised via a Jordi Alba own goal early in the second half.
Sun 31 Jan, 08:17
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Sunday's La Liga predictions including Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao
Getafe vs. Alaves (Sunday, 1.00pm) © Reuters Getafe could make it three wins in four successive La Liga outings when they entertain relegation candidates Alaves at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Sunday afternoon. Alaves, who are yet to show any signs of improvement under new boss Abelardo, have succumbed to four league defeats in as many games and will be desperate to come away from the capital with all three points.
Sat 30 Jan, 23:24
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Getafe vs Alaves Predictions & Tips
Getafe vs Alaves predictions for Sunday's La Liga action at Coliseum Alfonso Perez. Can the hosts hit back this weekend following their 5-1 drubbing at Athletic Bilbao last time out? Read on for our free La Liga predictions and betting tips. Reason For Getafe vs Alaves Predictions Getafe posted back to back league wins prior to their defeat against Athletic Bilbao last weekend.
Fri 29 Jan, 17:48
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Preview: Getafe vs. Alaves - prediction, team news, lineups
Getafe could make it three wins in four successive La Liga outings when they entertain relegation candidates Alaves at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Sunday afternoon. Alaves, who are yet to show any signs of improvement under new boss Abelardo, have succumbed to four league defeats in as many games and will be desperate to come away from the capital with all three points.
Thu 28 Jan, 11:29
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Preview: Real Madrid vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Real Madrid will be looking to make it back-to-back victories in Spain's top flight when they continue their 2020-21 campaign at home to Levante on Saturday afternoon. Zinedine Zidane 's side recorded a 4-1 win over Alaves last weekend to move onto 40 points in the table, but they are still seven points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid, who also have a game in hand.
Wed 27 Jan, 21:44
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Alcoyano vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions & Tips
Alcoyano vs Athletic Club predictions for Thursday's Copa del Rey clash at the Campo Municipal El Collao. Can Alcoyano spring another major cup surprise against Athletic Club? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips. Reason For Alcoyano vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions Both teams have scored in each of Athletic Club's last five matches.
Tue 26 Jan, 15:05
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Preview: Navalcarnero vs. Granada - prediction, team news, lineups
Third-tier side Navalcarnero will be eyeing another upset in the Copa del Rey when they take on La Liga outfit Granada in Thursday's last-16 battle. The hosts overcame Eibar 3-1 last time out to reach the fourth round, whereas Granada scraped past Malaga 2-1 in their most recent cup outing. Match preview © Reuters Navalcarnero are one of only two third-tier sides left in the Copa del Rey, with fellow Segunda Division B outfit Alcoyano facing off against Super Cup winners Athletic Bilbao for a spot in the quarter-finals.
Tue 26 Jan, 13:31
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Preview: Alcoyano vs. Athletic Bilbao - prediction, team news, lineups
Athletic Bilbao meet Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey last 16 on Thursday evening looking to maintain their excellent form under recently-appointed boss Marcelino. Meanwhile, their third-tier hosts head into this contest determined to back up their famous triumph over Real Madrid last week. Match preview © Reuters Four victories from five matches and winning the Supercopa de Espana with triumphs over Real Madrid and Barcelona is far beyond what Marcelino would have realistically expected when arriving at San Mames.
Sun 24 Jan, 11:33
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Real Madrid team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Levante
Real Madrid will be looking to make it successive La Liga victories when they continue their 2020-21 campaign at home to Levante on January 30. Los Blancos bounced back from disappointing cup defeats to Athletic Bilbao and Alcoyano by beating Alaves 4-1 in the league on Saturday afternoon. Zinedine Zidane 's side remain second in Spain's top flight, but they are still four points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who have two games in hand over their bitter rivals.
Sat 23 Jan, 11:08
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Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Getafe - prediction, team news, lineups
Athletic Bilbao will be looking to make it four straight victories in all competitions when they welcome Getafe to San Mames in La Liga on Monday night. The Basque outfit, who are currently 13th in Spain's top flight, won the Spanish Super Cup last weekend before beating Ibiza in the Copa del Rey on Thursday, but they will be coming up against a Getafe side that have recorded victories in their last two league games against Elche and Huesca.
Fri 22 Jan, 08:31
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Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Elche
Barcelona will be looking to make it four La Liga victories in a row when they continue their 2020-21 campaign away to Elche on Sunday afternoon. Ronald Koeman 's side have beaten Huesca, Athletic Bilbao and Granada in their last three league outings to move into third spot in the table, but they are still 10 points off leaders Atletico Madrid.
Thu 21 Jan, 23:22
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European roundup: Barcelona edge past Cornella in Copa del Rey
Barcelona needed extra-time to squeeze past third tier Cornella and avoid the possibility of becoming the second Spanish superpower to be knocked out of the Copa Del Rey in successive days. With rivals Real Madrid crashing out to lower-league opponents 24 hours earlier, Barca missed two penalties in normal time before sealing their progression into the round of 16 with a 2-0 victory.
Thu 21 Jan, 12:22
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Real Madrid 'will not sack Zinedine Zidane despite cup exit'
Zinedine Zidane 's position as Real Madrid manager is reportedly not under threat despite Wednesday's shock Copa del Rey elimination to third-tier outfit Alcoyano. Madrid suffered a 2-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup on January 14 before going down to 10-man Alcoyano after extra-time.
Tue 19 Jan, 19:02
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Barcelona to appeal against Lionel Messi's two-match suspension
Barcelona will appeal against Lionel Messi 's first red card of his career with the Spanish club. Messi, 33, was dismissed in the final moments of his side's extra-time Spanish Super Cup final defeat against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. The Argentine was pulled up by VAR for lashing out at Asier Villalibre in an off-the-ball incident.
Tue 19 Jan, 15:44
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Preview: UD Ibiza vs. Athletic Bilbao - prediction, team news, lineups
Athletic Bilbao resume their quest for more Spanish cup success when they travel to third-tier side UD Ibiza for the third round of the Copa del Rey on Thursday. The hosts have already knocked Compostela and Celta Vigo out of this year's tournament and are yet taste defeat in any competition so far this season.
Mon 18 Jan, 22:23
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Lionel Messi could be hit with 12-game ban for red card in Barcelona's Super Cup final defeat to Athletic Bilbao
Lionel Messi could be hit with a ban of up to 12 games following his red card in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.
Mon 18 Jan, 19:45
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Lionel Messi facing 12-match ban for striking opponent?
Lionel Messi could be suspended for up to 12 matches after being red carded in Barcelona 's Supercopa de Espana final loss to Athletic Bilbao. The superstar forward was dismissed for the first time in his club career - and just a third time overall - for striking opponent Asier Villalibre. According to reports from Spain, Messi now faces being suspended for anywhere between one and 12 games, depending on how severe the Spanish FA deem the incident.
Mon 18 Jan, 12:03
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Preview: Cordoba vs. Real Sociedad - prediction, team news, lineups
Faltering in the league, Real Sociedad visit Segunda B side Cordoba on Wednesday, now aiming for a repeat of last season's run to the final of the Copa del Rey. After La Liga and Supercopa disappointment over the past week, La Real will expect to progress past their modest hosts at Estadio Nuevo Arcangel.
Mon 18 Jan, 11:28
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Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Cornella
Barcelona will be aiming to put their dampening Spanish Super Cup defeat behind them when they return to action in the Copa del Rey with third-tier side Cornella on Thursday evening. Ronald Koeman 's side were close to sealing victory in the Super Cup before Athletic Bilbao's Asier Villalibre forced extra time with the scores at 2-2, and Inaki Williams scored a delightful winner for Marcelino 's men as Barca walked away empty-handed.

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