Aduriz nets 2 to lead Bilbao to 3-0 win over Sporting

BILBAO, Spain (AP) Aritz Aduriz continued his superb start to the season by scoring two goals to lead Athletic Bilbao to a 3-0 win over Sporting Gijon on Monday.

The 34-year-old striker, who recently signed a contract extension through 2017, is enjoying a fruitful spell in front of goal.

His tally of 14 goals in all competitions this season sees him top the overall scoring charts in Spain, and his brace moved him to within one of the league’s top scorer Neymar’s eight goals.

Markel Susaeta opened the scoring in the 29th minute.

Aduriz netted off a rebound after his penalty kick was saved in the 42nd, and scored again in the 67th.

The win moved the Basque club into 12th place, further clear of the relegation zone while Sporting fell to 17th.