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The Reasons Behind Athletic Bilbao's Improvement This Season

On this week’s episode, Robbie Dunne and Jamie Kemp sit down and discuss the stats behind Athletic Bilbao’s 14-game unbeaten run. Athletic and Real Madrid are the only two teams who are top five ranked for both goals scored and fewest goals conceded.

The combination of a ‘prime years’ Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta and ever-improving Oihan Sancet gives them a class and precision in midfield they’ve not had for a long time. The Williams Brothers look sharper than ever before and the Dani Vivian – Aitor Paredes partnership at the back was made to weather any storm Athletic Club face.

They also discuss Xavi’s spiralling situation at Barcelona and what’s going wrong. They were recently beaten 4-1 by Real Madrid and neither Xavi’s tactics or press conferences explaining them are convincing anyone.