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Herrera sorry for ´huge mistake´

21 October 2012 16:41

Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera has apologised for getting sent off in his team's 3-2 loss away to Valencia in La Liga on Saturday.

The 23-year-old was shown a red card midway through the second half for violent conduct, as Tino Costa and Nelson Valdez struck with two minutes to go to reverse a 2-1 deficit into a home victory for Valencia.

On Twitter, Herrera said sorry to his 230,000 followers, citing a 'huge mistake' in the incident which led to his dismissal.

"I made a huge mistake, unforgivable for myself, I can only apologise and learn from mistakes. Thanks for the encouragement," Herrera tweeted.

He echoed his sentiments to the media after the game at Mestalla.

"I've been a pardillo (naive or easily fooled) and I was wrong," Herrera told reporters.

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Info

Competition
Primera División
Date
20 October 2012
Game week
8
Kick-off
20:00
Half-time
1 - 2
Full-time
3 - 2
Venue
Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia)
Attendance
35000

Goals

0 - 1
19' Aduriz
Soldado (PG) 26'  
1 - 1
1 - 2
30' Aduriz
 (assist by Iñigo Pérez)
A. Costa 88'  
2 - 2
N. Valdez 90'
(assist by A. Costa) 
3 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
13
22
14 58'
4
18
5
24 88'
28
9 26' 71'
7
15
Coach: M. Pellegrino
# Player Bookings
1
15
5
23 26'
14
17
8
10 79'
21 67'
20 19' 30'
19
Coach: M. Bielsa

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
16 81' 90'
17
10
1
6
12
20
# Player Bookings
11
3
6
2
9
13
16

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Monday 29 June

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23:58
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22:16
19:56
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18:46
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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +89 94
2 38 +80 92
3 38 +38 78
4 38 +38 77
5 38 +26 76
6 38 +11 60
7 38 +1 55
8 38 +3 51
9 38 -6 50
10 38 -4 49
11 38 -22 49
12 38 -7 46
13 38 -27 41
14 38 -33 37
15 38 -31 37
16 38 -25 35
17 38 -35 35
18 38 -21 35
19 38 -29 29
20 38 -46 20

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