Athletic Bilbao - Sevilla Europa League quarter final 2015/2016 Minute-by-Minute stream LIVE!
Sevilla take a 2-1 lead home to the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium after goals from Kolo and Iborra erased Aduriz' header in a game full of entertainment and incident despite the stormy weather.
Min 51 | Krychowiak scythes down Adruriz, pure frustration, Beñat's free is met powerfully again, Soria touches it around the post.. Paradón! Great save..
Min 48 | More great work on the right leads to Muniain's cross which is flat and right onto the waiting forehead of Aduriz. His season gets better and better, that's 9 goals in the Europa League - pichichi!
Min 48 | GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLL!!! Aritz Aduriz makes it 1-0 to Athletic!
Min 46 | Second half is underway, no changes..
The players are coming back out onto the pitch ready for the second-half
A tight, tense affair not short on quality or chances, Ever Banega hit the post for Sevilla and Aduriz for Athletic. The hosts finished the half on top with Muniain and Iñaki threatening. Beñat's delivery from set-pieces also part of the plan for Valverde.
Half-Time: Athletic Club 0-0 Sevilla
Min 45 | Lovely play from Athletic again, working it wide to Williams on the right, his cross begs to be slid home bit isn't.
Min 40 | Post! Aduriz crashes a header onto the bottom of the post from Beñat's free-kick, Sevilla know how dangerous the Basques are from set-pieces. Muniain has been a real threat carrying the ball forward for Athletic.
Min 38 | Gameiro claims a penalty, he was shouldered off while running onto a ball, Clattenburg lets it go again.
Min 34 | Chances flying here, Iñaki again the creator, Athletic can't finish it.
Min 33 | Now Sevilla come close! Vitolo stopped by Iago Herrerín's face.
Min 30 | Iñaki Williams has Athletic's best chance of the night! Eye to eye with David Soria on the right of the box, but Soria stays big, blocks and Muniain blasts the rebound over.
Min 27 | Mark Clattenburg draws the ire of the locals by not blowing for a foul they wanted, then blowing for one for Sevilla that they didn't.
Min 25 | Athletic's turn from a corner.. Nothing doing. Set-pieces may prove crucial in this one.
Min 23 | Uffff... Ever Banega unleashes one bottom-corner bound until Herrerín flies across and touches it onto the post.. Fine save from the Athletic keeper.
Min 21 | A tense affair so far at a sodden San Mames, no quarter asked nor given, both teams managing moments of quality despite the elements.
Min 18 | Uyyyy... Lovely little chip over the top setting Aduriz and Iñaki through, Aritz inches from getting a toe on it, called for offside - Aduriz wasn't but Williams was.
Min 17 | Athletic Club 0-0 Sevilla
Min 16 | Close fought stuff, Athletic getting it to Iñaki Williams on the right wing, his driven cross causes slipping, sliding and a sliced clearance..
Min 8 | Not the night for intricate stuff, lots of long balls so far, trying to force a mistake.. A clever low corner from Banega ends up in a half-chance for Gameiro, but his shot is over from an obtuse angle. Sevilla on the attack.
Olé! Get ready for an Iberian special tonight as the Basques face the Andalusians in a European evening with a distinctly Spanish flavour. Athletic Club Bilbao and Sevilla couldn't possibly be a more even fight: both have played 31 and are on 48 points in La Liga, challenging for European football next season, and both are aiming to progress to the next round of the Europa League.
The Bilbao side are in a mini-slump at the moment, 3 games without a win, but have won their last 5 matches against Sevilla. Add to that Sevilla's woeful away record this season - the only in team in Europe who haven't won away from home this season apart from Hellas Verona.
Unai Emery's side didn't exactly cover themselves in glory at home on the weekend either, losing 2-1 at home to 10-man Real Sociedad, extending their winless run in competitive away matches to eight.
Some good news for Sevilla is that midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli is back, while Muniain has been passed fit for Athletic. Fernando Llorente expressed Sevilla's desire to make history in the competition:
"I really want to win the Europa League", said the 31-year-old to Uefa's official website, Llorente was in the Athletic side that lost to Atletico Madrid in the 2012 Europa League final and also lost the Champions League final to Barça while at Juventus last season.
"It's like a thorn in your side that you want to remove, Sevilla have a real desire to win this competition, no-one's ever done it three years in a row."
What the managers had to say
Ernesto Valverde: "We've been dreaming about this game all season.I don't believe anything will be decided here, so it's a game for us to enjoy and compete – we can't sit back and defend. We'll go all out for the win, without losing our heads. Sevilla know how to win this competition but we want to make history too. We would love to reach another final."
Unai Emery: "San Mames will be buzzing. We're ready for their intensity and it's going to be a closely-fought contest, we'll have to fight for every ball. The tie is very even, 50/50, if you look at how we are both doing in the league. It's going to be a wonderful tie."
The form guide
An Athletic win will double your money, while a Sevilla win will pay out 7/2. (Odds from Bwin.com)
Expect a tight affair at San Mames, a score draw that will end in an Athletic win: 2-1 to the Basques