First Division - Day 13

Athletic Bilbao 1 - Racing Santander 2

Athletic: Aranzubia; Lacruz, Karanka, Luis Prieto, Larrazábal; Orbaiz (Javi González 71'); Iraola (Arriaga 52'), Tiko, Jonan García (Julen Guerrero 52), Ezquerro; Urzaiz. 4-1-4-1.
Racing: Ricardo; Coromina, Pablo Casar, Juanma, Ayoze; Diego Mateo, Nafti; Morán (Afek 90'), Benayoun, Regueiro (Javi Guerrero 87'); Bodipo (Matabuena 92'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Athletic: Tiko, Iraola, Ezquerro for Oskar Vales, Etxeberría, Javi González / Racing: Coromina for Moratón.

1-0. 07. Jonan García. Took pass from Urziaz and hit shot on turn low past keeper.
1-1. 41. Bodipo. Ran on to long ball out of midfield to shoot low past keeper.
1-2. 65. Regueiro. Fired ball back into empty net after keeper saved from Bodipo.

Last week's fourth placed side Athletic Bilbao fell 1-2 at home to Racing Santander, ending their run of five victories in a row in the San Mamés stadium. Spanish under 20 international Jonan García put the Basque side in front in the seventh minute with a shot from the edge of the area, and Ezquerro thought he should have had a penalty soon afterwards when brought down in the area. However referee Carmona Méndez turned down his sides' appeals, and a few minutes later disallowed a strike at the other end by Diego Mateo for a borderline offside.

The Cantabrians did draw level though before the break, Bodipo running on to a long ball and outpacing Luis Prieto to strike a shot past Aranzubia. Abd twenty minutes into the second half the Guinean striker had a hand in the winning goal, his effort being cleared by the Basque keeper only as far as Regueiro, who fired it back into the empty net. Athletic manager Ernesto Valverde threw on all his attacking players, but missing the suspended Etxeberría they were unable to beat an excellent Ricardo. This was Racing's fourth away win of the season, and they move level with their opponents on points.