First Division - Day 6

Gimnastic Tarragona 2 - Athletic Bilbao 3

Nàstic: Bizzarri; Ruz, Matellán, Cáceres, David García; Buades, Juan (Carlos Merino 46'); Cuéllar, Ismael (Campano 46'), Gil (Makukula 64'); Portillo. 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Lafuente; Murillo, Sarriegui, Luis Prieto, Amorebieta; Orbaiz (Iturriaga 58'), Javi Martínez; Iraola, Yeste (Llorente 75'), Garmendia (Gabilondo 34'); Aduriz. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Nàstic: David García, Ismael, Gil for Mingo, Campano, Makukula / Athletic: Murillo, Luis Prieto, Amorebieta, Aduriz for Ustaritz, Casas, Etxeberría, Llorente.

0-1. 10. Yeste (penalty). After ball hit Matellán on arm whilst on ground.
0-2. 28. Iraola. Shot into empty net from edge of area after Bizzarri blocked Aduriz.
0-3. 50. Yeste. Chip from outside area over head of keeper and in off post.
1-3. 54. Sarriegui (own goal). Turned cross past his own keeper trying to clear.
2-3. 70. Makukula. Got on end of Abel Buades free kick to head past keeper.

Athletic Bilbao are out of the relegation zone after a 2-3 victory at Gimnàstic, who themselves drop down in to the bottom three. Yeste converted a hotly disputed penalty in the tenth minute after a shot from Iraola hit Matellán's arm from close range as he lay on the ground, and the locals were left a man short when Ruz was sent off by referee Megia Dávila for a hard tackle on Orbaiz a few minutes later.

Ismael headed a good chance over the top, but soon afterwards Iraola got a second for the Basque side, rolling the ball in to the net after Bizzarri pushed the ball away from the feet of the charging Aduriz. And just five minutes after the restart, Yeste chipped an excellent third from outside of the area after seeing the keeper off his line.

Nàstic didn't give up though, and they got one back when Sarriegui turned Gil's cross in to his own net a few minutes later. And with twenty minutes to go, Makukula gave the home fans hope of a comeback with a headed goal from Abel's free kick. It was not to be though, and Athletic had won their first game of the season, which was also their first win in Tarragona after losing their only three previous meetings (one by 7-1!) some 50 years ago when Nàstic were last in the top flight.