MADRID (AP) — Athletic Bilbao rallied with two goals early in the second half to defeat Girona 2-1 and move closer to the European spots in the Spanish league on Friday.
Athletic keeps momentum, beats Huesca 1-0 in Spanish league
HUESCA, Spain (AP) — Athletic Bilbao defeated last-place Huesca 1-0 on Monday to keep momentum from a draw against leader Barcelona and open a comfortable gap to the relegation zone in the Spanish league.
The away victory, coming a week after a 0-0 draw against Barcelona at home, moved Athletic into 11th place, seven points from safety.
Raul Garcia scored the winner by converting a 19th-minute penalty kick at El Alcoraz Stadium.
Bilbao draws 0-0 at Alaves, remains in Liga drop zone
MADRID (AP) — Athletic Bilbao remained in the relegation zone of the Spanish league after being held at Alaves to 0-0 on Monday.
Bilbao is in 18th place of the 20-team league and level on points with Villarreal, which is the last team in safety.
Bilbao generated the few scoring chances of the regional Basque Country derby, but goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco saved shots by Raul Garcia and Inigo Cordoba in each half.
Getafe salvages 2-2 draw against Athletic in Spanish league
MADRID (AP) — Angel Rodriguez came off the bench to help Getafe salvage a 2-2 draw after twice trailing Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Friday.
Rodriguez entered the match shortly after his team missed a penalty kick early in the second half, scoring the equalizer with a shot from close range in the 74th minute.
The result extended Getafe's unbeaten streak at home to seven matches in all competitions.
MADRID (AP) — Midfielder Raul Garcia scored in the last minute for Athletic Bilbao to beat 10-man Eibar 1-0 in the Spanish league on Monday, moving his team into position to qualify for the Europa League next season.
Garcia volleyed from inside the area in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time, putting Athletic in sixth place after 33 matches.
Eibar played with 10 men from the 56th minute after a red card was issued to midfielder Gonzalo Escalante.