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Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelino happy to avoid arch rival Bordalas during victory over Getafe

Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelino managed to avoid Getafe rival Jose Bordalas throughout last night's 5-1 win.

The pair have a long-running feud, which reached it's peak two years ago in the Copa del Rey when Marcelino was in charge of Valencia.

For last night's clash, Marcelino avoided greeting Bordalas before kickoff - and consequently missed Getafe's early opening goal scored by Marc Cucurella.

Athletic Club's coach also ducked into the home dressing room before the final whistle so to again skip the post-match handshake with his Getafe counterpart.

Later, after the 5-1 win, Marcelino pleaded innoncence, stating: "I usually go out right at the start, I had to go to the bathroom, in many games I usually go out late, the important thing is what we have done on the field."

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