Dinamo: Penedo; Romera, Nedelcearu, Katsikas, Filip; Hanca, Busuladic (Rivaldinho 46’), Salomao; Mahlangu, Nemec (Albín 67’), Filipe Nascimiento (Antón 84’). 4-3-3.
Athletic: Herrerín; De Marcos, Laporte, Etxeita, Balenziaga; Beñat (Mikel Rico 80’), Mikel Vesga; Susaeta (Lekue 67’), Raúl García (Sabin 90’), Muniain; Aduriz. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 21. Laporte. Far post header after Etxeita headed across Beñat corner.
1-1. 54. Rivaldinho. Picked up ball outside area and struck shot past Herrerín.
Yellow cards: Muniain 30’, Filipe Nascimiento 33’, Romera 49’, Hanca 60’, Nedelcearu 92’.
The new season has begun already, Athletic Bilbao drawing 1-1 at Dinamo Bucharest in the first leg of their Europa League qualifier. Laporte headed the opener following a Beñat corner in the twentieth minute, and Kuko Ziganda’s side could have extended their lead before the break. However half time substitute Rivaldinho (son of ex Barça forward Rivaldo) fired home the equalizer soon after the restart, and the locals could have won it had Nemec not have a strike ruled out for a borderline offside, and had Herrerín not kept out a couple of efforts later on.