First Division - Day 33

Athletic Bilbao 4 - Zaragoza 0

Athletic: Lafuente; Javi González, Lacruz, Karanka (Luis Prieto 53'), Del Horno; Gurpegui, Tiko; Iraola, Etxeberría (Arriaga 78'), Ezquerro (Yeste 57'); Urzaiz. 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: Lainez; Cuartero, Alvaro, Milito, David Pirri; Cani (Galletti 44'), Ponzio, Movilla, Savio (Rebosio 61'); David Villa, Dani (Generelo 75'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Athletic: Javi González, Karanka, Etxeberría for Luis Prieto, Orbaiz, Arriaiga / Zaragoza: David Pirri for Toledo.

1-0. 33. Etxeberría. Spectacular over head kick after Iraola laid ball in from right.
2-0. 57. Del Horno. Ran on to Yeste cross to fire shot into top corner of net.
3-0. 76. Yeste. Picked up Tiko through ball and shot wide of Lainez.
4-0. 91. Yeste. Controlled cross in from left wing and beat Lainez again.

Fifth placed Athletic Bilbao moved a step closer to a place in Europe after a 4-0 win over Zaragoza. Exteberría gave the Basque side the lead on the half hour mark with a spectacular overhead kick after Iraola laid the ball across, but David Villa could have levelled the scores if his strike had not been ruled for offside. And Athletic's Del Horno was lucky to stay on the park after breaking Cani's nose with a flying elbow just before the interval.

Del Horno it was though who got his side's second goal, Etxeberría stepping over a cross from substitute Yeste to leave the full back free to fire in a shot off the crossbar twelve minutes after the restart. A minute later Zaragoza's Milito was sent off for elbowing Tiko, and five minutes after that the visitors were left with nine men when their other central defender Alvaro fouled Etxeberría. Yeste took advantage to add two more goals later on, the first after a pass from Tiko and the second from an Urzaiz cross.