Athletic: Gorka Iraizoz; Iraola, San José,
Amorebieta, Koikili; Gurpegui, Orbaiz (Susaeta 64'), Javi Martínez;
Toquero (De Marcos 84'), Llorente, Yeste (David López 74'). 4-3-3.
Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Raúl Albiol, Garay, Arbeloa; Lass (Granero 71'), Xabi Alonso; Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká, Marcelo (Guti 60'); Benzema (Raúl 76'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 03. Llorente. Ran in to head past Casillas after Yeste corner headed back.
Yellow cards: Gurpegui 07', 94', Javi Martínez 17', Lass 21', Sergio Ramos 25', Xabi Alonso 51', Koikili 54', Iraizoz 91', Cristiano Ronaldo 92' / red cards: Gurpegui 94'.
Real Madrid dropped five points behind leaders Barcelona after losing 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening. The locals came out strongly from the start, Gurpegui and Toquero both hitting the post with only two minutes gone. And a minute later Llorente headed the opener past Casillas after Lass could only head back Yeste's corner across goal.
After that though Madrid felt themselves unlucky not to at least save a point, Benzema hitting the post shortly before half time, Cristian Ronaldo bringing a couple of good saves out of Iraizoz and Kaká firing another good chance over the top. Athletic ended with ten men when Gurpegui picked up a second booking in injury time, but they held on for the few remaining seconds to ensure a win which takes them up to seventh, level on points with Mallorca and Sevilla.