Featured Matches
Previous
Germany
Argentina
ESPNDeportes 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Czech Republic
United States
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
England
Norway
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Toronto FC
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England Revolution
Sporting Kansas City
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chivas USA
Seattle Sounders FC
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Russia
Azerbaijan
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Lithuania
United Arab Emirates
4:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Latvia
Armenia
5:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Denmark
Turkey
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Czech Republic
United States
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Republic of Ireland
Oman
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Germany
Argentina
ESPNDeportes 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
England
Norway
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Morocco
Qatar
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Somozas
CD Varea
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Leioa
Sestao
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Izarra
Atlético Granadilla
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Puertollano
Teruel
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Barakaldo
Trival Valderas
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Alcoyano
Pena Deportiva
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Cornella
Real Jaen CF
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Gimnastic de Tarragona
Atlético Baleares
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Gimnástica Torrelavega
Lealtad
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Huesca
Toledo
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Racing Ferrol
Atletico Astorga
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Aviles Industrial
Marino de Luanco
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Oviedo
Amorebieta
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Cartagena
UCAM Murcia
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Hercules
Eldense
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
La Hoya Lorca
Villanovense
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
San Roque de Lepe
Cádiz
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
UD Marbella
Linense
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Toronto FC
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England Revolution
Sporting Kansas City
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chivas USA
Seattle Sounders FC
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Gimnasia La Plata
Estudiantes La Plata
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Godoy Cruz de Mendoza
River Plate
12:15 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
EC Vitória
Sport
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
Goiás EC
Fluminense FC
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Crucero del Norte
All Boys
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Ferro Carril Oeste
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Argentinos Juniors
Aldosivi
9:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Douglas Haig
Instituto de Córdoba
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Santamarina
Independiente Rivadavia
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Colón de Santa Fe
Guarini A. Franco
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Patronato
Sarmiento de Junín
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
San Martín de San Juan
Nueva Chicago
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Atletico Paranaense
América RN
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 3
Game Details
Santa Rita
Cruzeiro
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 5
Game Details
Ceará
Botafogo
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 1
Game Details
Corinthians
Bragantino
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
Flamengo
Coritiba FBC
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 3
Game Details
Santos FC
Gremio
Postp
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 0
Game Details
Aguilas Doradas
Independiente Santa Fe
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Atlético Junior
Atlético Huila
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
León de Huánuco
UTC
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Limon
Santos
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Carmelita
Perez Zeledon
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Cartagines
Universidad De Costa Rica
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Pumas Generalena
Club Sport Uruguay
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next

Roden: Del Bosque's youth infusion

Spain less than a minute ago
Read

Top 5: First XI costs in Premier League

Transfers 1 day ago
Read

West Ham fan's fundraiser

The Toe Poke 13 hours ago
Read
Feb 8, 2013

Aduriz: Llorente saga 'uncomfortable'

Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz admits that the long-running Fernando Llorente transfer saga has been "uncomfortable" for everyone at the club.

The drama finally appeared to be over two weeks ago when Llorente agreed to join Juventus next summer, however an interview last weekend where he spoke about his unhappiness with the actions of the club and local media has again dominated the week's headlines in Bilbao.

Aduriz, 31, told Friday's Mundo Deportivo that the issue continued to be a distraction, and had taken the focus away from Sunday evening's important Primera Division clash with Espanyol at San Mames.

"It is an uncomfortable situation for everyone," Aduriz said. "Everyone, him as well, want to stop talking about these type of things and focus a bit on what is really important to us, which is that the team moves forward. This week, for example, there has been very little talk about the game against Espanyol."

After reaching the Europa League and Copa del Rey finals last season, Athletic exited both competitions at the first hurdle this season amid stories of dressing-room disharmony and boardroom errors.

The continuing controversy has partially hidden the fact that Athletic have been playing better recently. They are an unbeaten in three La Liga games, with their last home outing bringing a cathartic 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid, avenging defeat by the same score in that Europa League decider

Aduriz, who has been coach Marcelo Bielsa's first choice ahead of Llorente up front all season, admitted the drama around the club during the first half of the season had negatively affected results, but hoped the players were now ready to push on.

"We had a very inconsistent start, very turbulent, with lots of things that did not help anyone," he said. "We were not able to isolate ourselves from that, and the results did not go for us. That weighed on us and it took a lot to turn everything around. No we are in a moment to move on and get back to the positive rhythm of last year."

At times Aduriz seemed the only Athletic player not affected by the poor atmosphere around the club, and the former Mallorca and Valencia centre-forward currently has 12 goals in 21 La Liga games this season. The San Sebastian born player added that he had thought about breaking his personal career record of 18.

"You always try to improve every year, above all to help the team," he said. "For me that means scoring goals. Sometimes with success, other times with less. My footballing memory is somewhat selective, but the truth is sometimes a forward carries these numbers in their head and always wants to improve them."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.