Europa League

Athletic Bilbao 3 – Hertha Berlin 2

Athletic: Herrerín; Lekue, Etxeita, Laporte, Balenziaga; Mikel Rico, San José (Iturraspe 46’); Williams, Aketxe (Susaeta 46‘), Córdoba (Raúl García 79’); Aduriz. 4-2-3-1.
Hertha: Kraft; Weiser, Langkamp, Rekik, Plattehardt; Maier, Lustenberger; Leckie (Esswein 71’), Lázaro (Ibisevic 79’), Mittelstadt; Selke. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 26. Leckie. Got above markers to head Mittelstadt cross inside near post.
1-1. 35. Aduríz (penalty). After Williams brought down by Langkamp in area.
1-2. 36. Selkie. Got on the end of Lázaro centre to head past Herrerín on the run.
2-2. 66. Aduríz (penalty). After Langkamp handled the ball inside penalty area.
3-2. 82. Williams. Turned shot past Kraft after Balenziaga crossed from left.

Yellow cards: Langkamp 33’, Kraft 60’, Selke 67’, Laporte 80’, Raúl García 85’, Etxeita 91’.

Athletic got their Europa League campaign back on track after they came from behind twice to beat Hertha Berlin 3-2, and they visit Zorya Luhansk in Ukraine in their last match in two weeks’ time needing only a draw to reach the last 32. Leckie and then Selke twice headed the German side into the lead, but two Aduríz penalties cancelled them out both times, and Williams slid home the winner with eight minutes to go.