First Division - Day 14

Valencia 0 - Athletic Bilbao 3

Valencia: Cañizares; Miguel, Raúl Albiol, Marchena, Moretti; Joaquín, Manuel Fernandes (Vicente 64'), Edu (Albelda 70'), David Silva; David Villa, Morientes (Zigic 62'). 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Aranzubia; Iraola, Ustaritz, Amorebieta, Koikili; Orbaiz (Javi Martínez 53'); David López, Etxeberría, Yeste (Garmendia 76'), Gabilondo (Murillo 68'); Llorente. 4-1-4-1.

Team changes: Valencia: Marchena, Moretti, Joaquín, Edu, Morientes for Iván Helguera, Caneira, Albelda, Angulo, Vicente / Athletic: Ustaritz for Aitor Ocio.

0-1. 32. Yeste. Bent free kick over defensive wall and in to top corner of net.
0-2. 60. Llorente. Got on the end of David López cross to head past Cañizares.
0-3. 91. Llorente. Turned ball in after header from Etxeberría cross blocked.

Valencia's situation is going from bad to worse, and they dropped to sixth in the table after a 0-3 defeat to Athletic Bilbao. David Silva poked a shot just wide in the opening minutes, but that was about all the hosts managed in the first half. Gabilondo bundled the ball into the net only to see it ruled out for the offside of Llorente, and Etxeberría brought a couple of good saves out of Cañizares. And the Basque side went ahead when Yeste curled a free kick past the keeper on the half hour mark.

Aranzubia saved at the feet of Silva at the start of the second half, but a few minutes later an unmarked Llorente headed David López's cross back down past Cañizares for his side's second. Villa, Joaquín and Albiol all fired shots up into the stands as the locals tried to get back in the game, but with many of the dejected home fans already out of the ground, Llorente picked up Etxeberría's cross and turned the ball back past Cañizares for his second of the night. It was Athletic's first win in the Mestalla stadium in twenty years, and Ronald Koeman now knows he will have his work cut out to get things back on track.