First Division - Day 22

Villarreal 2 - Athletic Bilbao 1

Villarreal: Diego López; Javi Venta, Godín, Gonzalo, Capdevila; Marcos Senna, Matilla (Musacchio 75'); Cani (Ibagaza 67'), Pires, David Fuster (Marco Rubén 84'); Nilmar. 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Gorka Iraizoz; Iraola, San José, Amorebieta, Castillo; Gurpegui (Susaeta 58'), Orbaiz, Javi Martínez, Gabilondo (Muniain 70'); De Marcos (Toquero 79'), Llorente. 4-4-2.

1-0. 05. Capdevila. Picked up Fuster return pass and curled shot past Gorka.
1-1. 24.Gabilondo. Shot from outside of area which bent past Diego López.
2-1. 45. Nilmar. Ran on to Cani through ball and poked shot past keeper.

Yellow cards: Orbaiz 29', San José 47', Ibagaza 88' / red cards: Godín 90', Javi Martínez 90', Caparrós 92', Orbaiz 94'.

Athletic Bilbao could have moved up in to the top six had they been able to win at Villarreal on Saturday, but in the end they had to settle for seventh after falling to a 2-1 defeat. Capdevila picked up a return pass from Fuster to give Juan Carlos Garrido's side the lead early on. And although Gabilondo equalised with an impressive shot from outside of the area, Nilmar put the locals back in front after Cani set him up on the stroke of half time.

Midway through the second half Diego López saved an Iraola penalty after Javi Venta had tripped Muniain, and the game ended in disarray after Godín and Javi Martínez were sent off after clashing late on. Athletic coach followed soon afterwards after arguing with Godín as he left the field, and Orbaiz was also shown a red card in injury time after grabbing Marco Rubén by the hair as he lay on the ground.