Europa League

Spartak Moscow 1 - Athletic Bilbao 3

Spartak: Rebrov; Eschenko, Tasci, Kutepov, Kombarov; Fernando, Glushakov (Hanni 75’); Melgarejo (Ze Luis 57’), Zobnin, Promes; Luiz Adriano. 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Herrerín; De Marcos, Yeray, Etxeita, Lekue; Mikel Rico, Iturraspe; Williams (Sabin 83’), Raúl García, Susaeta (San José 70’); Aduriz. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 22. Aduríz. Picked up Raúl García pass and rounded keeper to score.
0-2. 39. Aduríz. Poked shot past Rebrov after Susaets free kick deflected to him..
0-3. 45. Kutepov (own goal). Turned Mikel Rico shot into own net trying to clear.
1-3. 60. Luiz Adriano. Struck shot past Herrerín after Eschenko laid ball back.

Yellow cards: Raúl García 12’, Kutepov 37’, Zobnin 55’, Etxeita 56’, Luiz Adriano 67’.

A great start for Athletic Bilbao in the first knock-out stage, a 1-3 win in Moscow virtually ensuring their place in the last sixteen. Aduríz scored twice in the first half, and although Glushakov hit the post, Kutepov put through his own net on the stroke of half time. Luia Adriano got one back midway through the second half, but Herrerín saved from Zé Luis as the visitors held on to their lead.