• FT

    Loko Moscow

    3

    SK Sturm Gra

    1

  • FT

    AEK Athens

    1

    Anderlecht

    2

  • FT

    AEK Larnaca

    2

    Mac Haifa

    1

  • FT

    Odense BK

    1

    Wisla Krakow

    2

  • FT

    Schalke 04

    2

    Steaua

    1

  • FT

    FC Twente

    1

    Fulham

    0

  • FT

    Athletic

    2

    Slovan Brati

    1

  • FT

    FC Vaslui

    0

    Lazio

    0

  • FT

    Maccabi Tel-

    2

    Besiktas

    3

  • FT

    SV Salzburg

    2

    PSG

    0

  • FT

    SP Lisbon

    2

    FC Zürich

    0

  • FT

    Stoke

    1

    Dynamo Kiev

    1

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

San Mames, Spain

Referee: Hannes Kaasik | Attendance: 30000

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Athletic Bilbao

  • Oscar de Marcos 15'
  • Markel Susaeta 75'

2 - 1

FT

Slovan Bratislava

  • Filip Sebo 39'

Bilbao secure top spot

Athletic Bilbao ensured they will finish top of Europa League Group F with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Slovan Bratislava at San Mames.

The home side had already qualified for the last 32 of the competition, but still repeated their 2-1 win over their already-eliminated opponents in the reverse fixture.

Athletic had won just once in their past five European games at home and were beaten on home turf by lowly Granada at the weekend in La Liga.

But goals from Oscar de Marcos and Markel Susaeta either side of an equaliser from Filip Sebo gave them all three points tonight in front of a 30,000-strong crowd.

After a quiet opening, the first clear chance produced the first goal of the night in the 15th minute.

De Marcos found space on the right-hand side of the penalty area and fired in from 12 yards beyond the dive of visiting goalkeeper Matuz Putnocky.

Fernando Llorente then tried to double his side's lead with a left-footed drive from 25 yards, but dragged his shot wide.

The visitors went far closer to getting on the scoresheet in the 34th minute when Javi Martinez fouled Marko Milinkovic and Juraj Halenar smashed a 30-yard free-kick off the bar.

But Bratislava did not have to wait long for their equaliser as Sebo collected Milinkovic's pass before firing home from 12 yards after 38 minutes.

Halenar remained determined to score from distance and saw another long-range free-kick saved early in the second half, while at the other end Martinez headed wide from just six yards from Susaeta's corner.

Bratislava were guilty of a carbon-copy miss just a minute later when Igor Zofcak's corner was headed wide by Sebo, and they were eventually made to pay the price 15 minutes from time.

Susaeta showed everyone how it should be done by heading home a right-wing cross from De Marcos, and that ended the resistance of Bratislava, who have now taken just one point from five games in the competition.

Scoring Summary

  • Athletic Bilbao
  • Slovan Bratislava
(39') Filip Sebo

Match Stats

  • Athletic Bilbao
  • Slovan Bratislava
7(2) Shots (on goal) 5(1)
5 Fouls 9
5 Corner kicks 1
6 Offsides 0
50% Time of Possession 50%
2 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 3

Teams

  • Athletic Bilbao
  • Slovan Bratislava
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