Athletic: Herrerín; Lekue, Yeray, Etxeita, Saborit; Mikel Rico (San José 53’), Iturraspe; De Marcos, Raúl García (Aduriz 84’), Susaeta; Williams (Córdoba 92’). 4-2-3-1.
Spartak: Selikhov; Eschenko, Tasci (Kutepov 10’), Bocchetti, Kombarov; Pasalic (Melgarejo 74’), Glushakov; Zobnin, Hanni (Ze Luis 59’), Quincy Promes; Luiz Adriano. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 44. Luiz Adriano. Header inside far post from Kombarov cross.
1-1. 57. Etxeita. Diving header past Selikhov from Saborit centre.
1-2. 85. Melgarejo. Picked up Ze Luis pass and lifted shot over Herrerín.
Yellow cards: Bocchetti 31’, Eschenko 67’, Susaeta 87’.
Athletic are through to the last sixteen, although they had some problems despite a first leg 1-3 victory at Spartak Moscow, the Russian side winning 1-2 in the San Mamés stadium in the return match. Etxeita headed the only goal for the locals after Luiz Adriano had given the visitors the lead, but Melgarejo scored again for Spartak with five minutes to go to set up a nail-biting finish. The game was overshadowed though by the death of a local policeman during violent incidents between rival fans before kick-off.