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Athletic Bilbao

 By Lee Roden

Local pride at stake as Catalonia take on the Basque Country in friendly

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The national flags of Catalonia and the Basque Country will be on display.

Organising the Catalan national team's annual New Year friendly is no simple task. La Liga's winter break provides a brief window for Spain-based players to work within, but other leagues have a less forgiving schedule. Those time constraints, combined with the delicate nature of playing against a national team FIFA does not recognise, means that Catalonia's big ambitions for the fixture are rarely met.

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While the original idea this year was for the Catalans...

Athletic Bilbao extend Mikel Rico's contract to 2018

Mikel Rico will remain under contract at Athletic Bilbao through the 2017-18 season.

BILBAO, Spain -- Athletic Bilbao say versatile midfielder Mikel Rico has agreed to sign a new contract that will keep him at the Basque club until June 2018.

Athletic say the new deal includes a buyout clause of 35 million euros.

Now in his second season at Athletic, Rico has become one of the team's first-choice players by excelling both in attack and defence.

He previously played four seasons at Granada.

Athletic Bilbao are 12th in the league entering the winter break. They have joined...

By ESPN Staff
5 days ago

Simeone praises second half display

Diego Simeone has praised his side's second half performance over Athletic Bilbao in their La Liga clash on Sunday.

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Atletico Madrid cruise past Athletic Bilbao on Griezmann hat trick

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Antoine Griezmann enjoyed his finest night in an Atletico Madrid shirt in scoring a second-half hat trick at San Mames.
Antoine Griezmann was the star for Atleti as his hat trick helped them to a 4-1 win vs. Athletic Bilbao.

Antoine Griezmann scored his first hat trick for Atletico Madrid as the champions came from behind to win 4-1 at Athletic Bilbao.

Mikel Rico had put the Basques ahead in the 17th minute at a highly charged San Mames, but Griezmann levelled for the champions right at the start of the second half.

Tiago Mendes then won a hotly contested penalty which Raul Garcia converted, and with Athletic chasing the game, Griezmann scored twice more on the counterattack.

The win was just what Atletico needed after...

By ESPN Staff
6 days ago

Highlights: Athletic Bilbao 1-4 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann notched a hat-trick in their 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.

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