First Division - Day 8

Valladolid 1 - Athletic Bilbao 2

Valladolid: Butelle; Javier Baraja, Rafa, García Calvo (Kike 71'), Marcos; Sisi, Alvaro Rubio, Borja (Vivar Dorado 77'), Capdevila (Jonathan Sesma 81'); Víctor, Ogbeche. 4-4-2.
Athletic: Iraizoz; Iraola, Aitor Ocio, Amorebieta (Ustaritz 67'), Koikili; Orbaiz, Javi Martínez; David López, Etxeberría (Murillo 78'), Gabilondo; Aduriz (Vélez 60'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Valladolid: Butelle, Rafa, Capdevila, Ogbeche for Alberto, Oscar Sánchez, Kome, Llorente / Athletic: Koikili, David López, Gabilondo for Del Horno, Susaeta, Vélez.

0-1. 08. Aduriz. Took Gabilondo pass and shot under Butelle from wide angle.
0-2. 31. Aduriz. Stooped to head David López free kick wide of keeper.
1-2. 71. Víctor (penalty). After Koikili tripped Ogbeche inside area.

Athletic Bilbao started their game at Valladolid knowing that a defeat would leave them in the relegation zone, but in the end they recorded a comfortable 1-2 victory to leave their opponents in next to bottom spot. Aduríz was the man who did the damage against his old side, heading against the post with less than a minute on the clock and then picking up a pass from Gabilondo to open the scoring with a shot through the legs of Butelle from wide on the right. And on the half hour mark he dived forward to head home David López's free kick for a second goal, putting the game beyond the opponents' reach.

Ogbeche thought he had got one back when he headed past Gorka Iraizoz close to half time, only for referee Pérez Burrull to rule that he fouled a defender when jumping for the ball. Otherwise though Athletic held fast in defence, up until twenty minutes before the end that is when Kiokili tripped Ogbeche inside the area, and Víctor slotted home the resulting spot kick. Mendilibar threw on all his fire power, and they could have saved a point had Iraizoz not made a brilliant save from Víctor's free kick late on.