Europa League

Athletic Bilbao 1 – Panathinaikos 0

Athletic: Herrerín; Lekue, Laporte, Etxeita, Balenziaga; Beñat (Mikel Rico 73’), San José; Susaeta (Williams 65’), Muniain (Aketxe 79’), Córdoba; Aduriz. 4-2-3-1.
Panathinaikos: Vlachodimis; Johansson, Koutroumbis, Kolovetsios, Hult; Cabezas (Altman 67’), Zeca, Kourbelis, Lod (Molins 67‘); Chavez (Donis 73’), Luciano Neves. 4-4-2.

1-0. 22. Muniain. Got on the end of Susaeta cross to slide shot wide of keeper.

Yellow cards: Johansson 28’, Luciano Neves 34’, Lekue 76’.

Athletic Bilbao will be joining Villarreal and Real Sociedad in tomorrow’s league stage draw after a 1-0 victory over Panathinaikos in the San Mamés stadium. The Basque side were already 2-3 up from last week’s first leg, and Aduríz headed against the bar before combining with Susaeta to set up Muniain to open the scoring midway through the first half. Chavez hit the post at the other end before the break, and ex Leganés striker Luciano Neves went close a couple of times after the restart, but Aduríz, Susaeta and Córdoba could all have added to the lead in the second half.