Europa League

Athletic Bilbao 0 – Zorya Luhansk 1

Athletic: Herrerín; Bóveda, Laporte, Etxeita (Iturraspe 56’), Saborit (Córdoba 65’); Beñat (Aketxe 78’), San José; Williams, Raúl García, Muniain; Aduriz. 4-2-3-1.
Zorya: Lunin; Opanasenko, Svatok, Grechyshkin, Sukhotskiy; Kharatin; Karavaev, Silas (Gordienko 53’), Andriyevskiy, Lunov; Gromov (Kochergin 64’, Checher 83’). 4-1-4-1.

Goals: 0-1. 26. Kharatin. Got free of markers to head Sukhotskiy down past Herrerín.

Yellow cards: Opanasenko 58’, Gordienko 68’, Andriyevskiy 81’.

Athletic Bilbao were surprisingly beaten 0-1 by Zorya Luhansk on Thursday, and they end the day down in third place in their group with only one point. In line with tradition, the Ukrainian side laid flowers at the statue of “Pichichi” in their first ever visit to the San Mamés stadium, and he brought them luck when Kharatin headed in a corner midway through the first half. Before that Muniain had hit the crossbar, and after the interval Aduríz, Raúl García and Córdoba all brought good saves out of Lunin. In the end though Kuko Ziganda’s side left the field to whistles from the disappointed fans, and to make matters worse Muniain was stretchered off near the end with a bad knee injury .