|First Division - Day 20|
Almería 2 - Athletic Bilbao 1
Alvés; Bruno, Carlos García, Chico, Mané; Iriney (Juanito
88'), Soriano; Juanma Ortíz (Corona 90'), Kalu Uche, Crusat (Piatti
63'); Negredo. 4-2-3-1.
Team changes: Almería: Chico for Pellerano / Athletic: Mikel Balenziaga, Etxeita, Gurpegui, Yeste, Susaeta, Etxeberría, Del Olmo, Toquero for Iraola, Aitor Ocio, David López, Orbaiz, Javi Martínez, Gabilondo, Ion Vélez, Llorente.
Yellow cards: Balenziaga 54', Etxeberría 54', Bruno 71', Orbaiz 87', Ustaritz 92'.
Athletic Bilbao had other things on their minds for their visit to Almería, and Joaquín Caparrós made eight changes to his line-up in preparation for Wednesday's cup tie.
By half time they were two down though, Juanma Ortíz heading the ball back in to the net after a long shot from Iriney crashed back off the bar, and Kalu Uche beating Iraizoz with a shot on the turn after an overhead kick from Negredo was blocked.
Del Olmo made it 2-1 twenty minutes in to the second half after Toquero played on a long ball, but they were unable to prevent a first defeat in eight league games.