LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – BATE vs. Athletic Bilbao 2014 (en vivo live score results below) prompts a UCL futbol partido today as two teams return to the UEFA Champions League. The soccer game gets underway this morning September 30, 2014 within an hour.
Today’s BATE vs. Athletic Bilbao 2014 game (start time 11:45 am PST) features two teams with contrasting recent records. Athletic Club has three losses and two draws in their last five matches. They are at the bottom of the La Liga Table currently. They are sporting a mere four points and are currently ranked #16. Bate, in turn, is in first place in their respective league table, boasting fifty-four points. They have three draws, one loss and one win in their last five matches.
BATE Borisov manager Aleksandr Yermakovich tells his team’s news site this week that his squad is confident. He believes that they can win today. “I’m sure we’ll approach the game with good mentality. We want to make amends for the loss at Porto and to prove we are able to play and counteract solid European teams and great players. We are determined to make up for that loss and will do our best.”
When asked about Athletic, Yermakovich admitted to news that “There’s no need to introduce Athletic, this is a team from a top league where they finished fourth last season. That says a lot already.” Yermakovich added “Such teams boast players with great technique and who are good individually. So I can only point out the positives for us and it’ll be interesting to test ourselves against such an opposition.”
Meantime, Athletic’s manager Ernesto Valverde believes that today will be a great test for his squad. He tells his team’s news site this week that “This is another competition for us and for now we are undefeated.” Valverde added “We will go out for the win, as we always do. Our mind is set on qualification and that is a good feeling to drive us. We should be assured that when the team has worked we have done well.” For live score results of this and all other UCL games today click HERE.