Atletico Madrid maintained their charge for a first La Liga title since 1996 as they came from behind to win at Athletic Bilbao.

Iker Muniain put the home side ahead inside the opening 10 minutes with a lobbed finish.

Diego Costa ran through to equalise with a placed finish, before Koke headed in Atletico's second.

The hosts had Aymeric Laporte dismissed late on when he was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Costa.

Atletico maintain their one-point lead over Barcelona, who edged Espanyol 1-0 earlier on Saturday.

The win was Atletico's fifth in succession in the league, but they were made to work hard for it by a Bilbao side who have been formidable at home.

Prior to the visit of Atletico, they had lost just once inside their own ground all season.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Athletic Bilbao

  • 01 Iraizoz
  • 15 Iraola
  • 24 Balenziaga Booked
  • 08 Iturraspe Booked
  • 06 San José
  • 04 Laporte Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 14 Susaeta (Fernández Hierro - 72' )
  • 10 De Marcos (Toquero - 78' )
  • 20 Aduriz
  • 17 Rico Moreno (Etxebarria Urkiaga - 82' )
  • 19 Muniain Booked

Substitutes

  • 02 Toquero
  • 05 Morán
  • 07 Etxebarria Urkiaga
  • 13 Herrerín Buisán
  • 16 Etxeita
  • 22 Saborit
  • 28 Fernández Hierro

Atlético Madrid

  • 13 Courtois
  • 20 Juanfran
  • 03 Filipe Luis
  • 14 Gabi Booked
  • 23 Miranda
  • 02 Godín Booked
  • 24 Sosa (Turan - 57' )
  • 04 Suárez
  • 19 Diego Costa (Villa - 91' )
  • 08 Raúl García (Rodríguez - 82' )
  • 06 Koke

Substitutes

  • 01 Aranzubia
  • 05 Tiago
  • 09 Villa
  • 10 Turan
  • 11 Rodríguez
  • 12 Alderweireld
  • 21 Diego
Ref: José Antonio Teixeira Vitienes
Att: 35,650

Match Stats

Shots

12 10

On target

2 3

Corners

4 3

Fouls

19 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Athletic Club 1, Atlético de Madrid 2.

90:00 +3:32 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Athletic Club 1, Atlético de Madrid 2.

90:00 +3:10 Booking

Booking Mikel Balenziaga (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

90:00 +2:53

Hand ball by Mikel Balenziaga (Athletic Club).

90:00 +1:50

Attempt missed. Gaizka Toquero (Athletic Club) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90:00 +0:55

Attempt blocked. Andoni Iraola (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +0:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. David Villa replaces Diego Costa because of an injury.

90:00 +0:30

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

89:35

Delay in match Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) because of an injury.

89:19

Mikel San José (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:19

Dangerous play by Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid).

88:43

Attempt blocked. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86:58

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Arda Turan tries a through ball, but Diego Costa is caught offside.

86:00

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Gabi tries a through ball, but Cristian Rodríguez is caught offside.

85:02 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club) for a bad foul.

84:26

Foul by Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club).

84:26

Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:47

Foul by Beñat (Athletic Club).

82:47

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:29

Guillermo (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:29

Foul by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).

81:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Athletic Club. Beñat replaces Mikel Rico.

81:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Rodríguez replaces Raúl García.

80:42

Attempt missed. Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mikel Rico.

79:23

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Aritz Aduriz.

79:21

Attempt saved. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) header from very close range is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Gaizka Toquero with a cross.

79:05 Booking

Booking Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card.

77:37

Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Arda Turan.

77:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Athletic Club. Gaizka Toquero replaces Óscar De Marcos.

76:57

Dangerous play by Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club).

76:57

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:43

Foul by Guillermo (Athletic Club).

75:43

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:13

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Diego Godín tries a through ball, but Arda Turan is caught offside.

72:20

Foul by Iker Muniain (Athletic Club).

72:20

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Athletic Club. Guillermo replaces Markel Susaeta.

69:53 Booking

Booking Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69:48

Foul by Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club).

69:48

Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:17

Foul by Óscar De Marcos (Athletic Club).

65:17

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:18

Attempt missed. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

63:20 Booking

Booking Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:17

Foul by Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club).

63:17

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:42

Foul by Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club).

61:42

Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:19

Attempt blocked. Andoni Iraola (Athletic Club) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Iker Muniain.

59:54

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Thibaut Courtois.

59:52

Attempt missed. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Markel Susaeta with a cross following a set piece situation.

59:10 Booking

Booking Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59:06

Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:06

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

58:29

Foul by Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club).

58:29

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:56

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Miranda.

57:55

Attempt blocked. Óscar De Marcos (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Iker Muniain.

56:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Arda Turan replaces José Sosa.

54:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Athletic Club 1, Atlético de Madrid 2. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) header from very close range to the bottom right corner.

52:40

Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:40

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

50:28

Attempt missed. Óscar De Marcos (Athletic Club) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

49:39

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Raúl García tries a through ball, but Diego Costa is caught offside.

46:58

Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:58

Foul by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

46:22

Foul by Mikel San José (Athletic Club).

46:22

Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:48

Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:48

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

45:20

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mario Suárez with a through ball following a fast break.

45:00

Second Half begins Athletic Club 1, Atlético de Madrid 1.

45:00 +0:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Athletic Club 1, Atlético de Madrid 1.

44:28

Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:28

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

41:56

Markel Susaeta (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:56

Foul by Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid).

41:10 Booking

Booking Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

41:02

Hand ball by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

35:17

Attempt missed. Markel Susaeta (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aritz Aduriz with a headed pass.

34:33

Foul by Óscar De Marcos (Athletic Club).

34:33

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:10

Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

32:20

Attempt blocked. Mikel San José (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andoni Iraola with a cross.

31:45

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Filipe Luis.

30:57

Foul by Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club).

30:57

Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:15

Foul by Mikel San José (Athletic Club).

28:15

Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:11

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Gabi tries a through ball, but Diego Costa is caught offside.

24:24

Andoni Iraola (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:24

Foul by Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid).

23:27

Attempt missed. Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by José Sosa with a cross following a corner.

23:02

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Mikel San José.

22:16

Mikel Balenziaga (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:16

Foul by José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid).

21:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Athletic Club 1, Atlético de Madrid 1. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Koke.

20:11

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Raúl García with a through ball following a fast break.

19:39

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Gabi tries a through ball, but Diego Godín is caught offside.

19:10

Foul by Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club).

19:10

Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:10

Foul by Mikel Balenziaga (Athletic Club).

17:10

José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:23

Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:23

Foul by Miranda (Atlético de Madrid).

14:56

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Gabi tries a through ball, but Raúl García is caught offside.

13:05

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Mario Suárez tries a through ball, but Diego Costa is caught offside.

12:20

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Gorka Iraizoz.

12:16

Attempt saved. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Koke with a through ball.

11:25

Mikel Rico (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:25

Foul by José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid).

11:18

Foul by Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club).

11:18

Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:58

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Koke tries a through ball, but Diego Costa is caught offside.

7:31

Foul by Markel Susaeta (Athletic Club).

7:31

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:03

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left following a corner.

6:34

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Aymeric Laporte.

5:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Athletic Club 1, Atlético de Madrid 0. Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Aritz Aduriz.

4:08

Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:08

Foul by José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid).

1:09

Hand ball by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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