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Watch: Aritz Aduriz scores goal of the year for Athletic Bilbao in Europa League

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:43 IST
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  • The Europa League is Europe\'s second-tier football competition, but the quality on display by the players is anything but.
  • Marseille played Athletic Bilbao in the round of 32 on Thursday, and were on the receiving end of a thunderbolt from Aritz Aduriz.
  • The goal decided the match in favour of Bilbao, as it ended 1 - 0. The teams will play the second leg in Spain at Bilbao\'s home ground in a week\'s time.

Football is called the beautiful game for good reason. Every so often, players create magic on the pitch to remind us why it deserves the moniker.

Aritz Aduriz of Athletic Bilbao is a cult hero for the supporters of his team. Having spent most of his career with Bilbao, he has scored over 100 goals for them, although being capped for Spain just once - in a Euro 2012 qualifier in 2010.

But he couldn't have scored a better, or more important goal for Bilbao than the one he scored on Thursday night at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille in the Europa League round of 32. With Bilbao looking to gain an advantage in the first leg hoping to score a crucial away goal, Aduriz did this:

A stunning volley from the 35-year-old, who is currently eyeing the second trophy of his career by helping Bilbao triumph in the Europa League.

First published: 19 February 2016, 2:54 IST
 
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