First Division - Day 14

Athletic Bilbao 4 - Recreativo Huelva 2

Athletic: Aranzubia; Expósito, Luis Prieto, Sarriegui, Casas; Iraola, Javi Martínez (Amorebieta 73'); Etxeberría, Yeste (Garmendia 58'), Gabilondo; Urzaiz (Llorente 82'). 4-2-3-1.
Recreativo: López Vallejo; Merino, Pablo Amo (Iago Bouzón 59'), Beto (Rosu 46'), Dani Bautista (César Arzo 46'); Cazorla (Barber 82'), Viqueira, Jesús Vázquez, Aitor (Juanma 68'); Uche, Sinama-Pongolle. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Athletic: Aranzubia, Casas, Urzaiz for Lafuente, Orbaiz, Aduriz / Recreativo: Beto, Uche for Mario, Javi Guerrero.

1-0. 06. Buatista (own goal). Headed long ball wide of keeper trying to pass back.
2-0. 27. Urzaiz. Leapt in air to turn Javi Martínez cross over keeper with heel.
3-0. 41. Urzaiz. Header down past López Vallejo from Gabilondo's cross.
3-1. 55. Uche. Far post header past Lafuente from Sinama-Pongolle's cross.
4-1. 60. Garmendia. Ran through from midfield and charged down clearance.
4-2. 88. Sarriegui (own goal). Header past own keeper from Viqueira free kick.

Athletic Bilbao jumped over Betis and out of the relegation zone after beating Recreativo 4-2, a first win of the season for new coach Mané. The Basque side were three up at the break, Bautista starting things off by steering a header into his own net trying to pass back a long clearance, keeper López Vallejo scrambling back to paw the ball away just seconds too late. Urzaiz scored a spectacular second, leaping acrobatically to lift the ball past López "a la Johann Cruyff", and then heading a third from Gabilondo's cross shortly before half time.

Uche headed one back after the restart from Sinama-Pongolle's cross, but Garmendia charged down López Vallejo's clearance to deflect the ball into the net for a fourth goal. Gabilondo came close to getting a fifth when he rattled the crossbar, but Sarriegui headed Viqueira's free kick back in to his own net for the final scoreline.