Sunday March 11, 2012 Day 27 Finished Estadio Reyno de Navarra

Osasuna 2 - 1 Athletic Bilbao

  • Iturraspe 9’ (o.g.)
  • García 31’
  • Llorente 55’

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  1. Osasuna v Athletic Bilbao: LIVE

    Osasuna v Athletic Bilbao: LIVE

    Follow live text commentary from the Liga tie between Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao at Estadio Reyno de Navarra. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Osasuna
    • Athletic Bilbao
    • 90'+5 That's it! The ref blows up and Osasuna have beaten the side who bossed Manchester United just a few days ago. A terrific match, and Osasuna are up to sixth.
    • 90'+4 Another chance up the other end falls to Munain, whose shot is saved.. then moments later it's another one that falls to Iraola, who sees his effort beat the keeper but get cleared off the line by Damia!
    • 90'+3 Loe comes up the other end on the break and is one-on-one with Iraizoz - but he can't beat the keeper as he places it lamely at his opponent's feet!
    • 90'+2 SO CLOSE FOR ATHLETIC! A goal-mouth melee begins that sees Llorente, Munain and De Marcos all try to get onto the end of the ball in the six-yard box.
    • 90'+1 Four extra minutes to play...
    • 90' Llorente penalised for not touching Sergio - Bielsa is furious.
    • 89' Llorente handball gives away a free kick as he paws deperately at the ball.
    • 88' Lamah - superb today - comes off and Annunziata comes on to replace him for Osasuna.
    • 87' Athletic pushing forward once more in desperate search for that equaliser.
    • 86' Athletic get a half-chance and Gomez thumps it; Fernandez can't hang onto it but regathers before Llorente can pounce.
    • 85' Osasuna have soaked up all that Athletic pressure over the past 10 minutes and are now trying to keep the ball and running down the clock.
    • 84' Cejudo comes off to an ovation from the home fans, Loe comes on to replace him.
    • 83' Yet another yellow, this time for De Marcos as he scythes down Raul Garcia.
    • 82' Inigo Perez curls it in - and the ball is punched clear by Fernandez.
    • 81' Munain makes a run up the left and fnids De Marcos, who wins a corner for Athletic...
    • 80' Athletic have picked their feet up at the moment and are hanging on to the ball probing for a chance desperately.
    • 79' A chance for Athletic as Inigo Perez slams a ball across the face of goal, but there's nobody there to get on the end of that one.
    • 78' Bielsa is looking dismayed now - no more cards to play for him as Osasuna look like closing this out now.
    • 77' Desperate long-range effort by Gomez as Athletic start going for everything.
    • 76' Free kick to Athletic on the left, whipped in towards Llorente but it's taken well by Fernandez.
    • 75' Raul Garcia's pass finds Onwu in the box, and he tries to curl one into the top right corner - just over the top, nice strike though.
    • 74' Athletic are running out of ideas at the moment and the clock is ticking down... are they already writing off this match and starting to worry about the return leg against United?
    • 73' Punal's free kick is a horror show, straight off for a goal kick.
    • 72' Another yellow, this time Ibai Gomez shoving Cejudo in the back. Free kick 35 yards out...
    • 72' Iraola tries to make something happen up the right for Athletic, but he's well tackled.
    • 71' Slip by Ander Herrera to let Onwu through, but he recovers and makes a wonderful sliding tackle to end the danger.
    • 70' Osasuna come again, Lamah hitting the side netting after avoiding San José.
    • 69' Free kick on the right for Osasuna, Punal takes it and it's headed off by sub Onwu for a goal kick.
    • 68' The pace of this game has been superb throughout and neither team looks like tiring yet. Still anybody's match...
    • 67' Terrific rnu by Lamah up the left, switched back across the pitch and Roversio has a crack at it that soars over the bar.
    • 66' Almost an own goal! Sergio almost chops a cross by Munain past his own keeper - he beats Fernandez, but luckily it goes just left of the post.
    • 65' Yet another yellow card, this time Iraola taking down Lamah on the left flank.
    • 64' Susaeta's cross headed clear by Punal and Nino hits on the break - it's a great run almost to the box, but he's taken down with a nervelessly-timed tackle by San Jose.
    • 63' Munain makes a run up the right and puts in a cross that's headed off by Sergio - good chance there gone for the visitors.
    • 62' Toquero taken off as Bielsa makes his third substitution, Gomez is on in his place.
    • 61' Athletic come up and win a corner, taken by Inigo Perez and thumped off for a goal kick by Toquero.
    • 60' The ref clearly has a spread bet on yellow cards: now Flano goes in the book.
    • 59' Sergio takes a free kick from the right, well taken by Gorka Iraizoz.
    • 58' Amorebieta goes in the book for catching Raul Garcia with his arm.
    • 57' Osasuna look stunned by that goal, and are ambling around the pitch looking as if they don't know what hit them still.
    • 56' That's as good a strike as you could ever see - Andrés Fernández couldn't have been better placed, but the shot was so hard, and perfectly placed, that it whizzed past his hands before he even knew what was happening.
    • 55' LLORENTE PULLS ONE BACK! He runs onto a ball into the box, and absolutely buries an amazing finish that rattles in off the underside of the crossbar!
    • 55' Llorente penalised for taking out Sergio, who retaliates with a two-footed kick at his opponents nether regions. Very lucky not to get sent off for that.
    • 54' Iraizoz punches clear yet again - he's hardly caught the ball all night - and Damia tries an audacious 40-yard lob with a mortar bomb trajectory. It misses.
    • 53' Osasuna are all over Athletic, despite two changes by Bielsa at half-time as he brought off Iturraspe and Aurtenetxe and introduced Llorente and Herrera.
    • 52' Damia takes the ball in the chest and needs a bit of treatment. Not sure how you treat getting winded though.
    • 51' Raul Garcia tries a long shot from 30 yards that's struck perfecctly, and Iraizoz takes the easy option by palming it away rather than trying to catch it.
    • 50' Raul Garcia has a shot ricochet back from the corner, it falls to Nino - and he forces a good save from Iraizoz, who pushes it round his left post.
    • 49' Great cross-field ball from Nekounam finds Alvaro on the right who whips in a cross, cut out by Amorebieta for a corner.
    • 48' Perez whips it in, but it's headed out almost to half-way by Flano.
    • 47' Free kick for Athletic taken on the left by Perez.
    • 46' We're back in action in Pamplona, can Athletic get back into this?
    • 45'+1 The whistle goes for the end of an end-to-end first half. It'll be tough for Athletic to come back into the match from here, but they've shown enough tonight to suggest that a comeback isn't out of the question.
    • 45' Punal thumps a volley from the edge of the box, deflected off for another corner.
    • 44' Another yellow, this time for San Jose, as Osasuna win a corner.
    • 43' Yellow card for Iturraspe for bundling over Cejudo.
    • 42' Athletic storm up on the break, Susaeta on the ball coming into the box - but he's closed down before he can get a pass to any of his team-mates.
    • 41' Damia takes a throw on the left, headed clear by San Jose.
    • 40' Another half chance for the hosts as Lamah muscles the ball to Nekounam to have a crack; he drags it wide from inside the box and holds his head in dismay.
    • 39' Great chance for Osasuna now as Nino picks up a great ball up the right wing, cuts inside and forces an excellent parry by Iraizoz. Corner to Osasuna.
    • 38' That chance was promising for the visitors as they showed they can cut the home defence open.
    • 37' Great chance for Inigo Perez! He's through on the keeper after a great through-ball, but blasts over. He tries to claim a corner, but it was a clear goal kick.
    • 36' Marcelo Bielsa has begun pacing up and down looknig worried - suddenly the talk linking him to the Chelsea job seems a million miles away.
    • 35' De Marcos chases a long ball up from Amorebieta, but can't get there and it's off for goal kick.
    • 34' De Marcos makes a run up the right but is tackled by Damia before he can get the ball in.
    • 33' Will the tired legs of Athletic get even more important as this game goes on? Looks like an awful long way back from here...
    • 32' Susaeta comes up from the restart and blasts from 35 yards, miles over the bar. Desperate stuff, Athletic look rattled by that second goal.
    • 31' 2-0 TO OSASUNA! It's Raul Garcia who gets on the end of a perfect curling free kick whipped in by Punal, and Iraizoz had no chance at all with that one.
    • 31' Free kick as Amorebieta takes down Raul Garcia 40 yards out.
    • 30' Toquero taken down by Sergio - free kick to Athletic, but they're chivvied back by this keen Osasuna defence.
    • 29' Iraizoz is right there to take the corner confidently.
    • 28' End to end stuff still: Nino gets a shot in from just outside the box to win a corner for Osasuna.
    • 27' Athletic come up and Toquero has a crack from 30 yards and out on the left - it's dragged left, but really that would have been goal of the season if he'd managed to get it in. Mad to shoot from there.
    • 26' Osasuna win a throw on the right and there's a penalty shout from the crowd as Raul Garcia shoulder-barges Amorebieta and comes off worse.
    • 25' Chance for the hosts as Nielsen's clearance is cut out by Lamah, but his snatched long-range shot skids well wide.
    • 24' Susaeta comes up the right and gets a solid cross in, Raul Garcia makes a key clearing header - Toquero was right there if he'd mistimed that.
    • 23' Good chance for Osasuna as Lamah slips a ball through for Raul Garcia, who resorts to shoving as he's cut out by Muniain.
    • 23' Iturraspe penalised for climbing up Raul Garcia as if he's a stepladder.
    • 22' Inigo Perez goes down in the box after being pushed by Damia, but it's rightly ruled a slip rather than a foul.
    • 21' Toquero back in defence to hea clear once again; Athletic's defence looking the more solid so far. Own goals notwithstanding!
    • 20' Speculative long-shot by Inigo Perez earns a corner - quickly saved and cleared by Fernandez, and the hosts run up the pitch and win their own corner.
    • 19' It's been a breathless start to the game, no side really getting on top of the other - but both fluid solid, attacking football.
    • 18' It's another yellow, this time for Lamah taking out Susaeta.
    • 17' Very unlucky, great bit of skill and he's showing the form that he did against United.
    • 16' Great chance for Athletic on the break! De Marcos avoids two defenders and shoots from just inside the box, beating Fernandez but hitting the far post!
    • 15' Toquero is back in defence and heads the corner away safely.
    • 14' Osasuna's Lamah breaks again and pases to Nino to take it into the box on the left, cutting it back across goal and winning a corner.
    • 13' Raul Garcia comes forward now for the hosts and has a shot, but it's wide and off for a goal kick from 30 yards.
    • 12' Half-chance for Osasuna as they hit on the break, and Lamah has a crack at goal - it's spilt by Iraizoz, but he regathers.
    • 11' Athletic win a corner, taken by Inigo Perez but cleared to safety.
    • 10' Back to earth with a bump, eh? Athletic have an uphill battle here now.
    • 9' Osasuna hit on the break and win a free kick from Punal, and it's accidentally headed in over his own goalkeeper by Iturraspe!
    • 9' Half-chance for Bilbao as Iturraspe makes it into the box, but he dithers over the shot and gets closed down before he can get the ball away.
    • 8' Osasuna harrying their guests at every chance, but Bulbao move upfield with smart passing.
    • 7' Free kick to Bilbao and it's hit long, but Toquero is caught offside as he tries to get on the end of it.
    • 6' The free kick curls in and Amoreebieta heads away to safety for Bilbao.
    • 5' Free kick to Osasuna - Toquero goes in the book for the challenge. Punal will take it.
    • 4' The match gets bogged down in midfield after that early half-chance, neither side able to find a telling pass.
    • 3' Bilbao have the third-best goalscoring record in La Liga - though their 41 goals is less than half what Real Madrid have scored (88).
    • 2' Great start for Osasuna as Lamah makes a lovely run down the left and pings the ball across goal. Nobody there to meet it though.
    • 1' The match kicks off in Pamplona, with Osasuna wearing the green second strip that they wore to destroy United during the week.
    • 20:28 Just two points between the sides, with Athletic sixth and Osasuna ninth as it stands. We're set for a feisty local derby as well - three red cards in this fixture the last three times they've played. La Liga table
    • 20:27 TEAMS - Osasuna: Andrés Fernández, Marc Bertrán, Sergio Fernández, Miguel Flaño, Damiá, Nekounam, Puñal, Cejudo, Lamah, Raúl García, Nino. //// Athletic Bilbao: Gorka Iraizoz, Andoni Iraola, Mikel San José, Fernando Amorebieta, Jon Aurtenetxe, Ander Iturraspe, Íñigo Pérez, Óscar De Marcos, Markel Susaeta, Iker Muniain, Gaizka Toquero.
    • 20:25 Athletic took a giant stride towards the next round of the Europa League after a thrilling 3-2 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford during the week. Will they be inspired to yet more glory, or will they face an epic comedown after their mid-week heroism?
    • 20:20 Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the late kick-off match in Spain, as team-of-the-moment Athletic Bilbao take on local rivals Osasuna.
  • Summary

    • 90'+4 Another chance up the other end falls to Munain, whose shot is saved.. then moments later it's another one that falls to Iraola, who sees his effort beat the keeper but get cleared off the line by Damia!
    • 90'+3 Loe comes up the other end on the break and is one-on-one with Iraizoz - but he can't beat the keeper as he places it lamely at his opponent's feet!
    • 90'+2 SO CLOSE FOR ATHLETIC! A goal-mouth melee begins that sees Llorente, Munain and De Marcos all try to get onto the end of the ball in the six-yard box.
    • 75' Raul Garcia's pass finds Onwu in the box, and he tries to curl one into the top right corner - just over the top, nice strike though.
    • 70' Osasuna come again, Lamah hitting the side netting after avoiding San José.
    • 66' Almost an own goal! Sergio almost chops a cross by Munain past his own keeper - he beats Fernandez, but luckily it goes just left of the post.
    • 55' LLORENTE PULLS ONE BACK! He runs onto a ball into the box, and absolutely buries an amazing finish that rattles in off the underside of the crossbar!
    • 37' Great chance for Inigo Perez! He's through on the keeper after a great through-ball, but blasts over. He tries to claim a corner, but it was a clear goal kick.
    • 31' 2-0 TO OSASUNA! It's Raul Garcia who gets on the end of a perfect curling free kick whipped in by Punal, and Iraizoz had no chance at all with that one.
    • 16' Great chance for Athletic on the break! De Marcos avoids two defenders and shoots from just inside the box, beating Fernandez but hitting the far post!
    • 9' Osasuna hit on the break and win a free kick from Punal, and it's accidentally headed in over his own goalkeeper by Iturraspe!
    • 2' Great start for Osasuna as Lamah makes a lovely run down the left and pings the ball across goal. Nobody there to meet it though.
    • 20:27 TEAMS - Osasuna: Andrés Fernández, Marc Bertrán, Sergio Fernández, Miguel Flaño, Damiá, Nekounam, Puñal, Cejudo, Lamah, Raúl García, Nino. //// Athletic Bilbao: Gorka Iraizoz, Andoni Iraola, Mikel San José, Fernando Amorebieta, Jon Aurtenetxe, Ander Iturraspe, Íñigo Pérez, Óscar De Marcos, Markel Susaeta, Iker Muniain, Gaizka Toquero.

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  • Osasuna

    Manager: José Luis Mendilibar

  • Athletic Bilbao

    Manager: Marcelo Bielsa

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