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Valverde: Fourth not Bilbao´s yet

28 April 2014 08:28

Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde insists his side still have work to do to clinch their UEFA Champions League place.

A 3-1 win at home to Sevilla on Sunday saw Bilbao move six points clear of the fifth-placed side with three La Liga matches remaining.

Valverde talked up the importance of the win at San Mames, but said it was a long way from being a job done for his side.

"The importance of this victory against Sevilla is huge, but we're not done," he said.

"We're at the gates and now we have three chances to enter and I hope we can on Friday (at Rayo Vallecano).

"Three points remain to get into the Champions League. It's a dream for us all."

Markel Susaeta's fifth-minute goal directly from a corner set up Bilbao, who had Iker Muniain and Ander Herrera strike before Kevin Gameiro's late consolation effort for Sevilla.

Valverde said the opening goal was crucial for his team, who he felt were largely untroubled by Sevilla.

"The opening goal from Susaeta brought us a certain level of calm," he said.

"Sevilla came here with the aim of being strong in the middle and defensively. Overall though, we haven't suffered much from their counter-attacks."

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Competition
Primera División
Date
27 April 2014
Game week
35
Kick-off
19:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
3 - 1
Venue
San Mamés Barria (Bilbao)
Attendance
35630

Goals

Susaeta 5'  
1 - 0
Muniain 53'
(assist by Iraola) 
2 - 0
Ander Herrera 73'
(assist by Iraola) 
3 - 0
3 - 1
79' K. Gameiro
 (assist by Jairo Samperio)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
15
6
24
4
14 5'
8
17
21 73'
20
19 53' 63'
Coach: Ernesto Valverde
# Player Bookings
13
21 22'
2
6 45'
23
5 32' 72'
14
15
12 29'
18 79'
9
Coach: Unai Emery

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
10
2 89'
5
7
13
16
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