Wonderful Curler! Ibai (Athletic Bilbao) vs Almería | inside World Soccer

Ibai scored a beautiful goal as Athletic Bilbao tightened their grip on fourth place in La Liga with a resounding 6-1 win over Almería.

Athletic Bilbao player Ibai celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal against Almería
Athletic Bilbao player Ibai celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal against Almería

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The new San Mames hosted the first match of 2014 on Saturday with Bilbao needing a big win after losing their last two games.

Goals in the first half-hour from Mikel Rico, Ander Herrera, and Aymeric Laporte set Bilbao on their way, with Hélder Barbosa's response counting for little in the long run.

Aritz Aduriz put the hosts further ahead seven minutes after the break before substitute Ibai added a fifth on 68 minutes with a wonderful effort.

The winger received the ball on the edge of the area and, faced with little space, he turned and curled an unstoppable effort past Esteban and into the top corner.

Ibai completed the rout from the penalty spot in the 85th minute after Kike Sola was pushed over in the box by Ángel Trujillo.


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