Italian side, Napoli won't be getting any easy ride on their attempt to get back into UEFA Champions League group stage battle this season as Rafael Benitez's boys must first face Spanish outfit, Athletic Bilbao.
Athletic Bilbao is very close to confirm that fourth place seat in Spanish La Liga after grabbing a comfortable away victory over Rayo Vallecano.
Playing away from home didn't stop Bilabo from putting on an aggressive display as they immediately took control of proceedings.
Athletic Bilbao are inching closer to seal their fourth place spot in La Liga this season as they bagged an important home victory over Sevilla on Sunday.
Playing against one of their direct rivals for that fourth place set, Bilbao putting on an aggressive display since kick off.
Barcelona got themselves back on winning ways in La Liga as on Sunday they defeated Athletic Bilbao at Camp Nou stadium.
The Catalan side were keen on keeping their title challenge alive and well as they immediately put on a strong pressure on their opponent.
Athletic Bilbao comfortably keeping their fourth place in Spanish La Liga standings as they picked up an impressive home victory over Malaga on Monday.
The home side immediately took control of proceedings as they grabbed an early lead through Aritz Aduriz who scored after just four minutes of play.
Athletic Bilbao comfortably keeping their fourth place seat in Spanish La Liga standings after successfully picking up an important away victory over Levante.
Playing away from home didn't stop Bilbao from taking an attacking approach as they got in front on 15 minutes through Aritz Aduriz's deflected shot.
Atletico Madrid keeping their reign at the top of Spanish La Liga standings as they picked up an important away victory over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
The home side made a bright start on that tie as they got themselves in front after only six minutes of play through Iker Muniain's effort.
Spanish La Liga:
Villarreal CF vs Athletic Bilbao
Monday, 17 March 2014
Stadium: Camp El Madrigal
Attendance: 15, 475
Referee: Jose Gonzales
Assistants: Jose Sanchez, Ignacio Rubio
Aritz Aduriz's goal seven minutes from time rescued Athletic Bilbao from a potential away defeat against Villarreal on Monday.
Athletic Bilbao still keeping their seat in that top four spot of current Spanish La Liga standings despite only grabbing a point from their weekend battle against Valencia. The home side made a bright start on that tie as they immediately pour forward in search for an early goal which they eventually grabbed on 23 minutes through Paco Alcacer's effort.
Athletic Bilbao keeping their fourth place spot in tack as this early weekend they grabbed a convincing home victory over Granda at San Mames stadium. The home side didn't need much time to take charge of situation as they already got in front after only seven minutes of play through Arits Aduriz.
Athletic Bilbao saw their positive home record in La Liga this season tarnished when they suffered a disappointing defeat against Espanyol this past weekend. The home side were keen on maintaining their current top four seat and grabbing all three points on that Sunday clash would made things much easier for them.
Real Madrid missed out on the chance to snatch runners up spot in current La Liga standings as this weekend they were held into a draw by Athletic Bilbao. Both teams were really eager in grabbing all three points from that tie, triggering a tight encounter as both sides putting on an attacking display since the first 45 minutes.
Atletico Madrid secured their ticket into the next stage of Copa Del Rey as they defeated Athletic Bilbao in the second leg battle of that competition this midweek. Leading just by a goal in the first meeting, Atletico found themselves under a lot of pressure in that match as Bilbao were pushing really hard to get that tie back on level terms.