Athletic: Gorka Iraizoz; Iraola, Ustariz,
Amorebieta, Koikili; Susaeta (David López 71'), Orbaiz (Iñigo
Pérez 65'), Javi Martínez, De Marcos; Toquero (Gabilondo 41'),
Atlético: Sergio Asenjo; Ujfalusi, Pablo, Juanito, Antonio López; Maxi (Jurado 60'), Paulo Assunçao, Raúl García, Simao (Reyes 83'); Diego Forlán, Agüero. 4-4-2.
1-0. 19. Javi Martínez. Steered header down past Asenjo from Orbaiz free kick.
Yellow cards: Assunçao 14', Antonio López 23', Javi Martínez 49'.
Athletic Bilbao got their first league win in six games after beating Atlético Madrid 1-0 in the last match on Saturday evening. Javi Martínez headed the only goal from Orbaiz's free kick midway through the first half. But the visitors felt themselves unlucky not to have at least saved a point after hitting the woodwork three times, an Agüero header against the bar early on and long shots from Forlán and Agüero after the restart. It was a first defeat for new coach Quique Flores, who took over from Abel Resino this week.