First Division - Day 3

Athletic Bilbao 1 - Atlético Madrid 4

Athletic: Aranzubia; Iraola, Sarriegui, Luis Prieto, Amorebieta (Garmendia 71'); Gabilondo, Murillo, Tiko (Javi Martínez 78'), Yeste; Aduriz, Urzaiz (Llorente 57'). 4-4-2.
Atlético: Leo Franco; Seitaridis, Perea, Pablo, Antonio López; Maxi (Galletti 76'), Luccin (Gabi 71'), Costinha, Petrov; Mista (Maniche 61'), Agüero. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Athletic: Amorebieta, Tiko, Urzaiz for Casas, Javi Martínez, Etxeberría / Atlético: Seitaridis, Maxi, Agüero for Valera, Jurado, Fernando Torres.

0-1. 19. Maxi. Picked up mis-hit shot from Agüero and lifted ball into net.
0-2. 38. Petrov. Squeezed long shot low past Aranzubia from outside area.
0-3. 64. Agüero. Cut past defender and fired shot wide of Aranzubia.
1-3. 85. Javi Martínez. Shot from edge of area which bounced in off crossbar.
1-4. 94. Galletti (penalty). After Luis Prieto fouled Agüero inside area.

Atlético Madrid proved that they are a side to be reckoned with this season after thrashing a poor Athletic Bilbao 1-4. Javier Aguirre gave a first start to "Kun" Agüero, and although his first shot at goal was off target, the ball fell to Maxi for him to lift a shot past Aranzubia and open the scoring. Agüero chipped a shot just over the bar soon afterwards, and seven minutes before the interval Petrov made it two, squeezing a long shot past the local keeper.

Other than an early shot by Yeste Athletic hardly reacted, and Agüero got his name on the scoresheet for the first time (in the league at least) for his new club after rounding Sarriegui and shotting low past Aranzubia. Athletic's new young star Javi Martínez curled one in off the bar at the other end, but Galletti wrapped things up from the penalty spot after Agüero was fouled by Luis Prieto in injury time. Atlético move up to seventh, and their opponents drop into the bottom three. The hankies were out at the end of the game demanding the head of their president, Fernando Lamikiz.