Numancia: Juan Pablo; Juanra, Sergio Ortega, Boris,
Cisma (Quero 53'); Nagore, Dimas (Gorka Brit 53'); Del Pino (Lago Junior 78'),
Barkero, Bellvis; Goiria. 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Gorka Iraizoz; Iraola, Aitor Ocio, Amorebieta, Koikili; Susaeta, Javi Martínez, Yeste, David López (Gurpegui 26'); Toquero (Ion Vélez 79'), Llorente. 4-4-2.
Team changes: Numancia: No change / Athletic: Aitor Ocio, Amorebieta, Susaeta for Ustaritz, Etxeita, Orbaiz.
1-0. 10. Cisma. Struck shot from outside of area which Aitor Ocio deflected in.
1-1. 30. Toquero. Picked up ball outside area and shot in to top corner of net.
1-2. 48. Llorente. Controlled Toquero pass and fired angled shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Cisma 16', Aitor Ocio 16', 18', Ortega 49', Boris 50', 68', Juanra 57', Amorebieta 72', Javi Martínez 77' / red cards: Aitor Ocio 18', Boris 68'.
Athletic Bilbao moved a step closer to safety after a 1-2 victory against bottom club Numancia on Tuesday evening. The locals took the lead early on when Cisma's long shot took a deflection off a defender, and Athletic were left with ten men soon afterwards when Aitor Ocio picked up a second booking.
At that point the Basque side seemed to be out of it, but Toquero equalised with an impressive shot on the half hour mark, and Llorente gave his side the three points with a second goal soon after the restart. Numbers were evened up a few minutes later when Boris also picked up a second yellow card, and from then on there was only going to be one winner.