Stabbing the ball home from close range, Fernando Llorente bagged his 23rd goal of the season in the 19th minute to hand Bilbao the advantage. The lead was short-lived as Raul notched his incredible 75th goal in all European competitions with a trademark predatory finish from close quarters. Later in the first half Raul single-handedly ran rings around the Bilbao defence before the Spaniard flopped to the floor following a nutmeg. Schalke took the lead with a wonderful Raul strike on the hour as the 34-year-old legend laced a magnificent volley into the far corner, but the match was tied 2-2 in the 73rd minute when Fernando Llorente headed home an Ibai Gomez’s corner. Seven minutes from time Bilbao yo-yoed the match back in their favour as Oscar De Marcos netted a third away goal for the Basques. An incredible finish to the match from Bilbao ended when teengaer Iker Munian netted a fourth to leave Schalke facing an uphill task to stay in the tournament.
Video Highlights 29/03/2012: Schalke 04 - Athletic Bilbao (Europa League)
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