LLORENTE LAUDS GREATEST GOAL

Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Llorente has reflected on the "most important goal" of his career.

Last Updated: 27/04/12 at 09:36 Post Comment

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Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente described the late goal which sent his side through to Europa League final as the most important of his career.

Llorente struck two minutes from full-time to earn Athletic a 3-1 victory over Sporting Lisbon in Thursday night's semi-final second leg at San Mames and seal a 4-3 aggregate victory for the Basque side.

An emotional Llorente broke down in tears at the final whistle as his side booked a final showdown with Primera Division rivals Atletico Madrid in Bucharest next month - Athletic's second European final after finishing runners-up in the 1977 UEFA Cup.

He said: "The truth is that what happened in San Mames is incredible.

"It's the first time that I've cried while playing a football match."

The Spanish World Cup winner added in AS: "Without doubt, it's the most important goal that I've scored in my entire career. It's got us into a final and with that we've also gone down in history.

"But now we have an opportunity to win the tournament and hopefully we can continue contributing to making this history even greater."

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