Athletic Bilbao give themselves a chance at the Euros after the defeat of Villarreal
Athletic Bilbao beat derby rivals Osasuna 2-0 in their final home game of the season.
The win, along with Villarreal’s loss to Real Sociedad, means the Lions will remain in search of Europe until the final game.
Thanks to goals from Alex Berenguer and Asier Villalibre, Marcelino’s side are now just a point behind Villarreal and can overtake the Yellows if they finish the season level on points thanks to better results in matches between the two teams.
Los Rojiblancos take on Sevilla next week with the Andalusians now guaranteed to qualify for the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Emery’s side visit Camp Nou and need to match or better Athletic’s result at Sánchez-Pizjuán. If Villarreal lose to Barcelona, one point will see Los Leones return to Europe.
Although still dependent on further results, today’s performance means Athletic now travel to Sevilla with their European hopes alive and well.
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