Athletic Bilbao advanced to the semi-finals of the Europa League with a 6-4 aggregate win over Schalke, although they were tested to the limit at San Mames.

Trailing 4-2 from the quarter-final first leg, Schalke twice took the lead on the night through Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Raul.

But the home side replied with strikes from Ibai Gomez and Markel Susaeta to secure a 2-2 draw which earned them an aggregate victory and a last-four meeting with Sporting Lisbon.

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