Bilbao miss out in Europe
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Athletic Bilbao crashed out of the Uefa Cup as they lost 2-1 at home to Austria Vienna.Athletic Bilbao crashed out of the Uefa Cup as they lost 2-1 at home to Austria Vienna.
The Spanish side looked in a strong position to reach the last 16 of the competition after a 0-0 draw in Austria in the first leg.
The situation appeared even brighter for the Basque outfit on 19 minutes when Francisco Yeste scored from the penalty spot.
But Vienna grabbed a crucial away goal on 35 minutes when Libor Sionko levelled the scores.
The Czech Republic midfielder then put Vienna in front on 69 minutes, with Bilbao unable to retrieve the tie as they slipped to a 2-1 aggregate loss.
Vienna will again encounter Spanish opposition in the last 16 as they will meet Real Zaragoza, who had seen off Fenerbahce earlier in the week.