Fernando Llorente’s double gave a big boost for the Spanish side, earning a 4-2 win at Schakle in the Europa League on Thursday.
Llorente took the score to 1-0 in the 20th minute but the lead could last only for few minutes as Raul Gonzalez gave Schalke a 2-1 lead, scoring in the 22nd and 59th minute.
Athletic found the much needed equalizer with Llorente’s header in the 73’.
Atletic, however, took a 3-2 lead with Oscar de Marcos netting in the 81’.
Iker Muniain also netted for Marcelo Bielsa’s team in the third minute of injury time.
Athletic Bilbao, continued their Europa League run to win their quarter-final first leg tie 4-2 at Schalke.