Spanish La Liga
Ath Bilbao1Atl Madrid2

Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Atletico Madrid

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.

Line-ups

Ath Bilbao

  • 1Iraizoz
  • 15Iraola
  • 24BalenziagaBooked at 90mins
  • 8IturraspeBooked at 64mins
  • 6San José
  • 4LaporteBooked at 86mins
  • 14SusaetaSubstituted forFernández Hierroat 72'minutes
  • 10De MarcosSubstituted forToqueroat 78'minutes
  • 20Aduriz
  • 17Rico MorenoSubstituted forEtxebarria Urkiagaat 82'minutes
  • 19MuniainBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 2Toquero
  • 5Morán
  • 7Etxebarria Urkiaga
  • 13Herrerín Buisán
  • 16Etxeita
  • 22Saborit
  • 28Fernández Hierro

Atl Madrid

  • 13Courtois
  • 20Juanfran
  • 3Filipe Luis
  • 14GabiBooked at 42mins
  • 23Miranda
  • 2GodínBooked at 60mins
  • 24SosaSubstituted forTuranat 57'minutes
  • 4Suárez
  • 19Diego CostaSubstituted forVillaat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Raúl GarcíaSubstituted forRodríguezat 82'minutes
  • 6Koke

Substitutes

  • 1Aranzubia
  • 5Tiago
  • 9Villa
  • 10Turan
  • 11Rodríguez
  • 12Alderweireld
  • 21Diego
Referee:
José Antonio Teixeira Vitienes
Attendance:
35,650

Match Stats

Home TeamAth BilbaoAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home19
Away15

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Booking

Mikel Balenziaga (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Mikel Balenziaga (Athletic Club).
Attempt missed. Gaizka Toquero (Athletic Club) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Andoni Iraola (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. David Villa replaces Diego Costa because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) because of an injury.
Mikel San José (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Dangerous play by Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid).
Attempt blocked. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Arda Turan tries a through ball, but Diego Costa is caught offside.
Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Gabi tries a through ball, but Cristian Rodríguez is caught offside.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club) for a bad foul.
Foul by Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club).
Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Beñat (Athletic Club).
Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Guillermo (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Athletic Club. Beñat replaces Mikel Rico.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Rodríguez replaces Raúl García.
Attempt missed. Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mikel Rico.
Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Aritz Aduriz.
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.

Booking

Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Arda Turan.

Substitution

Substitution, Athletic Club. Gaizka Toquero replaces Óscar De Marcos.
Dangerous play by Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club).
Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Guillermo (Athletic Club).
Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Diego Godín tries a through ball, but Arda Turan is caught offside.
Foul by Iker Muniain (Athletic Club).
Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Athletic Club. Guillermo replaces Markel Susaeta.

Booking

Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club).
Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Óscar De Marcos (Athletic Club).
Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
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.

Booking

Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club).
Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club).
Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Andoni Iraola (Athletic Club) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Iker Muniain.
Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Thibaut Courtois.
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.

Booking

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).
Foul by Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club).
Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Miranda.
Attempt blocked. Óscar De Marcos (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Iker Muniain.

Substitution

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

Goal!

Goal! Athletic Club 1, Atlético de Madrid 2. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) header from very close range to the bottom right corner.
Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the left wing.
goal