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Athletic Bilbao avoid embarrassment

Athletic Bilbao avoided an embarrassing Europa League exit at the hands of Swiss side Young Boys tonight as they sneaked into the play-off round on away goals.

The Spanish cup finalists lost the first leg of their third qualifying round tie 1-0 last week but goals from Fernando Llorente and Iker Muniain put them on course in Berne.

There was still time for Joetex Frimpong to level the scores on aggregate in injury-time but it was not enough for the hosts.

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