Match statistics

AthleticSporting

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target8
 
6
Attempts off target2
 
3
Corners11
 
6
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
19
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    (Aggregate: 4-3)
    Sporting played their part in a thrilling contest, but Athletic's prolific striker Fernando Llorente was the hero once again. The striker's seventh goal of the competition, dramatically prodded in two minutes from time, sends Athletic into the final on 9 May, their first European showpiece since 1977.
  • 90+5
    Íñigo Pérez (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 90+5
    Amorebieta (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    90+4
    Xandão (Sporting) is booked.
  • Substitution
    90+4
    Íñigo Pérez (in) - Ander Herrera (out) (Athletic)
  • 90+4
    Xandão (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Javi Martínez (Athletic).
  • Substitution
    90+3
    Toquero (in) - Ibai Gómez (out) (Athletic)
  • 90+3
    Capel (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aurtenetxe (Athletic).
  • 90+2
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) makes a save.
    Gorka Iraizoz shows excellent hands to gather and hold onto that bouncing effort from distance, which could so easily have been spilled.
  • 90+2
    Jeffren Suárez (Sporting) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+2
    Schaars (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ander Herrera (Athletic).
  • Substitution
    90
    Ekiza (in) - Muniain (out) (Athletic)
  • Goal
    88
    Llorente (Athletic) scores!
    There is the goal that the home fans were waiting for! That man Fernando Llorente pops up again, using his shin to divert Ibai Gómez' driven near-post cross into the gap between keeper Rui Patrício and his upright.
  • 85
    Daniel Carriço (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Amorebieta (Athletic).
  • 85
    Schaars (Sporting) takes the free-kick.
  • 84
    A. Iturraspe (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jeffren Suárez (Sporting).
  • Substitution
    83
    Carrillo (in) - André Martins (out) (Sporting)
    This is Ricardo Sá Pinto's final roll of the dice, bringing on the electric forward Andre Carrillo for the more measured playmaker André Martins. It is a bold move.
  • 78
    Susaeta (Athletic) has a shot blocked.
  • 78
    Daniel Carriço (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ibai Gómez (Athletic).
  • 76
    Van Wolfswinkel (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Amorebieta (Athletic).
  • Yellow Card
    76
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) is booked.
  • 74
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 73
    Capel (Sporting) delivers the corner.
  • 72
    Llorente (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Polga (Sporting).
  • 72
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
    A deep delivery causes problems for Rui Patrício, but a foul is conceded in the melee to relieve the Sporting keeper.
  • 71
    Schaars (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ander Herrera (Athletic).
    Stijn Schaars falls for a neat dummy by Ander Herrera, bringing down the Spaniard.
  • 71
    A. Iturraspe (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on André Martins (Sporting).
  • 70
    Rui Patrício (Sporting) makes a save.
    Fernando Llorente is found in space, but stretching to reach the cross he cannot get enough pace on the ball to take it beyond the grateful Rui Patrício.
  • 70
    Llorente (Athletic) has an effort on goal.
  • 69
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) makes a save.
    Anderson Polga's shot is ambitious from range, and the defender cannot get enough power on the ball to make it difficult for Gorka Iraizoz, who holds easily.
  • 69
    Polga (Sporting) has an effort on goal.
  • 69
    Polga (Sporting) takes the free-kick.
  • 68
    Ander Herrera (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on André Martins (Sporting).
  • 68
    Rui Patrício (Sporting) makes a save.
  • 68
    A. Iturraspe (Athletic) has an effort on goal.
  • 67
    Van Wolfswinkel (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Amorebieta (Athletic).
  • 67
    Llorente (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Polga (Sporting).
  • 66
    Susaeta (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Insua (Sporting).
  • 64
    Daniel Carriço (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Llorente (Athletic).
  • Substitution
    63
    Jeffren Suárez (in) - Pereirinha (out) (Sporting)
    The introduction of the tricky, lively Spanish winger will be the last thing that tiring Athletic defenders want to see.
  • 63
    Iraola (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on André Martins (Sporting).
  • 63
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 62
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) delivers the corner.
    Ibai Gómez whips in a cross from the left after his tencity got him the ball and the space from João Pereira, but the delivery is cut out well by Anderson Polga for a corner.
  • Yellow Card
    59
    Daniel Carriço (Sporting) is booked.
  • 59
    Daniel Carriço (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aurtenetxe (Athletic).
  • 58
    Llorente (Athletic) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 58
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 57
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 57
    Van Wolfswinkel (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Amorebieta (Athletic).
  • 56
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) misses the target.
  • 55
    Xandão (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Javi Martínez (Athletic).
  • 55
    Schaars (Sporting) delivers the corner.
  • 55
    Insua (Sporting) misses the target.
    Emiliano Insúa cracks a fierce low shot at goal from range, and a heavy deflection ensures the ball thunders into the base of the post.
  • Yellow Card
    54
    Amorebieta (Athletic) is booked.
  • 54
    Amorebieta (Athletic) fouls.
  • 53
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 52
    João Pereira (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ander Herrera (Athletic).
  • 52
    Llorente (Athletic) misses the target.
    Fernando Amorebieta leaps highest and gets a head to the corner, but it crashes off the far upright.
  • 52
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 51
    Rui Patrício (Sporting) makes a save.
    Rui Patrício shows alertness and great agility to spring and palm over at his near post from Markel Susaeta's snapshot on the right of the box.
  • 51
    Susaeta (Athletic) has an effort on goal.
  • 50
    João Pereira (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ibai Gómez (Athletic).
  • 48
    Insua (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Susaeta (Athletic).
  • Substitution
    46
    Daniel Carriço (in) - Fernández (out) (Sporting)
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    It is all square here in a bubbling San Mamés. Both sides have shown a desire to attack and play quick, passing football, so we are in for an exciting second 45 minutes as they continue to go blow-for-blow in search of a final place.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    (Aggregate: 3-3)
    Graham Hunter, San Mamés: Sporting had earned their right to be back in this game because their spirit has never dimmed. But straight after Ricky van Wolfswinkel cancelled out Markel Susaeta's effort we have seen one of the goals of the week for Athletic. Brilliant set-up play by Fernando Llorente and a neat finish from Ibai Gómez.
  • Goal
    45+1
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) scores!
    Athletic are level on aggregate! Ibai Gómez squeezes the ball in at the left post after Fernando Llorente's excellent footwork and slipped pass put Ibai 1-on-1 with the keeper.
  • Goal
    44
    Van Wolfswinkel (Sporting) scores!
    Gorka Iraizoz is beaten low to his right by Ricky van Wolfswinkel's skidding left-footed volley from the edge of the area, the away goal restoring Sporting's aggregate advantage.
  • 44
    André Martins (Sporting) has a shot blocked.
  • 43
    Fernández (Sporting) delivers the corner.
    A dangerous delivery is punched away strongly by Gorka Iraizoz.
  • 43
    Llorente (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rui Patrício (Sporting).
  • 42
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 42
    Rui Patrício (Sporting) makes a save.
    Fernando Llorente is unmarked, but cannot connect properly with the swinging cross, and his bouncing volley is tipped wide by a diving Rui Patrício.
  • 42
    Llorente (Athletic) has an effort on goal.
  • 41
    João Pereira (Sporting) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ibai Gómez (Athletic).
  • 34
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 33
    Capel (Sporting) delivers the corner.
  • 33
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) makes a save.
    Anderson Polga's thumping near-post header from the most acute of angles really works Gorka Iraizoz, who beats the ball away.
  • 33
    Polga (Sporting) has an effort on goal.
  • 33
    Capel (Sporting) delivers the corner.
  • 31
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 27
    Polga (Sporting) fouls.
  • 27
    Amorebieta (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Fernández (Sporting).
  • 26
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) makes a save.
    It is awkward for Gorka Iraizoz, as the ball looks to be dropping into the top right corner, but the keeper scrambles back to pluck the ball out of the air.
  • 26
    Fernández (Sporting) has an effort on goal.
  • 26
    Fernández (Sporting) takes the free-kick.
  • 25
    Ander Herrera (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Capel (Sporting).
  • 22
    Javi Martínez (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Wolfswinkel (Sporting).
  • 22
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pereirinha (Sporting).
  • 20
    André Martins (Sporting) misses the target.
    Sporting know they have to score now, and have pumped up their own tempo a little bit, searching for an immediate riposte. Diego Capel's back-post cross creates a golden chance, but is headed over Bruno Pereirinha.
  • 20
    Capel (Sporting) has a shot blocked.
  • 19
    Van Wolfswinkel (Sporting) has a shot blocked.
  • Goal
    17
    Susaeta (Athletic) scores!
    Iker Muniain crosses from the right, Fernando Llorente chests the ball back, and there is Markel Susaeta with a volley into the ground, over the outstretched arm of Rui Patrício, and into the bottom right corner.
  • 16
    Rui Patrício (Sporting) makes a save.
    Ander Herrera finds Ibai Gómez with a clever slipped pass, but Gómez cannot take advantage.
  • 16
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) has an effort on goal.
  • 11
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) takes the corner.
  • 11
    Muniain (Athletic) has a shot blocked.
    Iker Muniain is denied excellently by a well-timed lunge after Ibai Gómez had cushioned a pass into the box for the lively forward.
  • Yellow Card
    10
    Van Wolfswinkel (Sporting) is cautioned by the referee.
    Ricky van Wolfswinkel goes in late to block a clearance and earns a yellow card, putting the striker out of the potential final.
  • 10
    Van Wolfswinkel (Sporting) is penalised for a foul on Amorebieta (Athletic).
  • 9
    Rui Patrício (Sporting) makes a save.
    Fernando Llorente controls a long ball superbly on his chest, swivels, but his shot is charged down by the Sporting defenders, three of whom crowded him out. The ball trickled toward goal.
  • 9
    Llorente (Athletic) has a shot blocked.
  • 8
    Fernández (Sporting) misses the target.
    The Chilean playmaker sends a hopeful effort over the bar.
  • 8
    Fernández (Sporting) takes the free-kick.
    Matías Fernández lines up this free-kick from range...
  • 8
    Amorebieta (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Fernández (Sporting).
  • 7
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) makes a save.
    A tame header bounces in front of Gorka Iraizoz, taking the pace out of the ball and allowing a routine catch.
  • 7
    Insua (Sporting) has an effort on goal.
  • 6
    Fernández (Sporting) takes the corner.
    The long legs of Javi Martínez help him track back and block Diego Capel's attempt at a cross, conceding a corner.
  • 5
    Fernández (Sporting) is penalised for a foul on Susaeta (Athletic).
    Ander Herrera shows great determination to come out on top of a 50-50 with Matías Fernández, but the Spaniard is brought down after winning the ball.
  • 4
    Ander Herrera (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Capel (Sporting).
    Diego Capel wins a free-kick for Sporting, who are trying to find their stride in the opening minutes. Capel jinks in from the left and is brought down.
  • 3
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) takes the corner.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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