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Bilbao comeback rocks Schalke

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Bilbao comeback rocks Schalke (©GettyImages)
Bilbao comeback rocks Schalke (©GettyImages).

Fresh from mauling Manchester United, Marcelo Bielsa's Athletic Bilbao took a giant stride towards the UEFA Europa League semi-finals with a dramatic 4-2 first leg win at Schalke 04.

Fernando Llorente scored twice as Bilbao came from behind to grab their crucial advantage, which they boosted in injury time when Iker Muniain scored his side's fourth.

Llorente put the visitors ahead on 20 minutes at the Veltins-Arena before Schalke hit back with two goals from Raul either side of the break. But Bilbao, without a win in three since seeing off Sir Alex Ferguson's men, responded through Llorente again and an 81st minute goal from Oscar De Marcos before Muniain added to their lead.

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