Europa League

Athletic Bilbao 3 - Dinamo Bucharest 0

Athletic: Herrerín; De Marcos, Laporte, Etxeita, Balenziaga; Beñat (Williams 80’), Mikel Vesga; Susaeta, Raúl García (San José 70’), Muniain; Aduriz (Aketxe 88’). 4-2-3-1.
Dinamo: Penedo; Romera, Nedelcearu, Katsikas, Filip; Hanca (Costache 55’), Mahlangu, Salomao; Nemec (Albín 66’), Filipe Nascimiento (Antón 84’), Rivaldinho. 4-3-3.

1-0. 24. Raúl García. Header past Penedo after De Marcos played back corner.
2-0. 29. Raúl García. First time volley across keeper from long Beñat centre.
3-0. 86. Aduriz. Picked up Susaeta pass and steered angled shot past keeper.

Yellow cards Katsikas 36’, Costache 62’, Albín 85’.

Athletic Bilbao are through to the play-off round of the Europa League after beating Dinamo Bucharest 3-0 on Thursday, a good result for Kuko Ziganda in his first game in charge at the San Mamés stadium. After the 1-1 draw in the first leg, the Basque side had the advantage, and Aduriz had a headed goal ruled out for a questionable offside before Raúl García headed the opener after De Marcos played a long Beñat corner back in to the box. Four minutes later García added a second with a low volley from Beñat’s centre, and Muniain hit the post shortly before the break. Cosmin Contra’s team didn’t get close to Herrerín’s goal though until Mahlangu shot just wide in the closing minutes, and Aduriz wrapped things up following a quick breakaway near the end.