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Andoni Iraola's golazo that never was

[Friday, March 16, 2012 ]

Athletic Bilbao right-back Andoni Iraola almost scored one of the all-time great Europa League goals in his side's 2-1 win over Manchester United at San Mamés on Thursday.

Athletic Bilbao player Andoni Iraola sends his shot wide off Manchester United goal
Athletic Bilbao player Andoni Iraola sends his shot wide off Manchester United goal

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The home side made a mockery of their 7th-placed spot in La Liga as the Basques tore the English champions apart for the second time in a week.

Bilbao could have scored many more than the two they got, and in the process they almost grabbed a memorable goal.

Leading 1-zip in the second half, Iraola ran on to Markel Susaeta's cutback before weaved his way past three defenders inside the United box.

It was brilliant stuff but the Bilbao skipper spoiled his hard work by flicking the ball narrowly wide.


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