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Athletic Bilbao ends winless run with 1-0 win at Almeria in Spain


MADRID — Athletic Bilbao won 1-0 at Almeria to end a winless streak in the Spanish league on Saturday.

Bilbao had gone winless in six rounds and had only one victory in eight previous league games. It also has yet to win in three Champions League group games.

Defender Xabier Etxeita pushed in a corner kick that Aritz Aduriz touched in the area to get the winner in the 56th minute.

Thievy Bifouma hit the crossbar for Almeria in the 80th.

Later, leader Barcelona visits Real Madrid in the first 'clasico' of the season. Luis Suarez will start in his Barcelona debut after completing his four-month ban for biting at the World Cup.

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