Granada out to surprise Bilbao again

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2020/21 Spanish La Liga

Round 1

Granada v Athletic Bilbao

Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes
Granada, Spain
Friday, 11 September 2020
Kick-off is at 21h00
Granada will take on Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish La Liga match at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on September 11.
El Grana secured an impressive 4-0 win over Bilbao in their last league match which was played in July 2020 at the end of 2019/20 season.
They are undefeated in their last two matches having recorded two successive wins over Real Mallorca and Bilbao.
diego Martinez
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The victory over Bilbao ended El Grana's four-match winless run at home having registered three defeats and one draw. 
Diego Martinez, the Granada manager, says his troops are motivated ahead of their opening match of the 2020/21 La Liga season.
"I see the squad with extraordinary motivation. It is a joy to see this group train in every situation and in every training session," Martinez said.
"Everything that has been achieved has been based on a lot of effort, passion and overcoming adversity. The players know it and we need to triple our effort."
Meanwhile, Bilbao will be seeking revenge against a confident Granada side when the two teams clash on Friday. 

The defeat to El Grana was the Lions' second consecutive defeat in the league having also lost to Leganes.
Gaizka Garitano - Bilbao manager
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Bilbao were undefeated in their last two away matches before they lost to Granada having recorded two successive wins on the road. 
The last time Bilbao defeated Granada away in a league match was on 21 September 2016.

The Lions emerged 2-1 winners over El Grana in a match which was played at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.

Head-to-Head (Last Five La Liga Meetings)

Matches: 5
Granada: 1
Bilbao: 3
Draws: 1   

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Published: 09/09/2020