First Division - Day 33

Athletic Bilbao 2 - Racing Santander 1

Athletic: Gorka Iraizoz; Iraola (Etxeberría 86'), Etxeita (Murillo 78'), Amorebieta, Koikili; Susaeta, Orbaiz, Yeste, David López (Bóveda 71'); Toquero, Llorente. 4-4-2. Racing: Coltorti; Pinillos, Garay, Marcano, Sepsi (Toni Moral 80'); Munitis, Moratón (Colsa 46'), Lacen, Oscar Serrano (Jonathan Pereira 46'); Tchité, Zigic. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Athletic: Etxeita, Orbaiz for Aitor Ocio, Javi Martínez / Racing: Coltorti, Marcano, Lacen, Oscar Serrano for Toño, Cristian Fernández, Colsa, Toni Moral.

1-0. 20. Llorente. Steered long header wide of Coltorti from Koikili cross.
2-0. 40. David López (penalty). After Lacen tripped Llorente inside area.
2-1. 56. Pinillos (penalty). After Yeste fouled Pereira inside penalty area.

Yellow cards: Garay 20', Munitis 30', Yeste 32', 54', Moratón 33, Lacen 40', Marcano 43', 62', Sepsi 57', Pereira 64', 95', Gaspar 67', Pinillos 69', 81', David López 70', Murillo 78', Zigic 91', Toquero 91' / red cards: Yeste 54', Marcano 62', Pinillos 81', Orbaiz 94', Pereira 95'.

Athletic Bilbao moved up to mid-table after a 2-1 win over Racing Santander, and with safety virtually assured they can now concentrate on the cup final. By half time they were two up, Llorente heading Koikili's cross past Coltorti and David López converting a penalty after Llorente was tripped by Luccin.

Pinillos got one back from the penalty spot after the restart, but from then on referee González Vázquez took over the spotlight, sending off Yeste, Marcano, Pinillos, Orbaiz and Pereira and showing a record eighteen yellow cards. The defeat means that Racing themselves are still not safe.