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Bad Herr day again for Barca; EURO ROUND-UP.

Barcelona ended a miserable week on a fitting note as they conceded a last-gasp leveller to Athletic Bilbao on their last visit to the old San Mames Stadium.

The Catalans could have wrapped up the title had they beaten Bilbao and Real crashed to defeat against Atletico in the Madrid derby.

But a goal from Ander Herrera in the last minute salvaged a 2-2 draw for the Basques.

The champagne would have needed to stay on ice anyway as Real won 2-1 at Atletico, continuing a derby curse that stretches way back to 1999.

Barca were on a downer after their 4-0 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich and fell behind to Markel Susaeta's strike.

Lionel Messi then stepped off the bench to net a stunning leveller before setting up Alexis Sanchez to make it 2-1 but Bilbao had the last laugh.

Real also came into the derby in low spirits after a 4-1 thumping by Dortmund in Europe - and Radamel Falcao piled on the pain by heading an early opener.

Juanfran's own goal from an Angel Di Maria free-kick sparked Jose Mourinho's men back to life after 16 minutes.

And they won it after the break when winger Di Maria slotted home a superb strike.

Real now face Dortmund in their Champions League return on Tuesday and the Germans warmed up with a 2-1 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Nuri Sahin and Jakub Blaszczykowski were on target for a weakened Dortmund side.

Bayern also rested a host of stars ahead of Wednesday's game in the Nou Camp as they beat Freiburg 1-0. Emre Can hit the winner and they still haven't dropped a point in 2013.


HERRERA last-gasp leveller
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 28, 2013
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