Bilbao ends winless run in Spanish league with 2-0 win at bottom side Levante


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    BARCELONA, Spain — Aritz Aduriz scored twice in the second half to give Athletic Bilbao a 2-0 victory at Levante on Sunday, ending its seven-round winless streak in the Spanish league.

    Bilbao's Iker Muniain hit the crossbar in the 11th minute, but Levante had the better share of scoring chances before halftime.

    Aduriz struck his first goal three minutes after the restart when he controlled the ball with his chest before firing it past goalkeeper Diego Marino.

    Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz protected the lead with back-to-back saves to deny Jordi Xumetra and Ruben Garcia before Aduriz chipped Marino in the 90th.

    Levante remained bottom of the table and without a win in nine rounds.

    Bilbao rose to 11th. It has also reached the Copa del Rey semifinals.

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