Athletic: Gorka Iraizoz; Iraola, San José,
Amorebieta, Koikili; Susaeta, Javi Martínez (Orbaiz 83'), Gurpegui,
Gabilondo (Yeste 77'); Toquero (De Marcos 67'), Llorente. 4-4-2.
Almería: Diego Alves; Miguel Macedo, Pellerano, Acasiete, Cisma; Vargas (Soriano 57'), Bernardello; Juanma Ortíz (Crusat 79'), Corona, Guilherme (Piatti 57'); Goitom. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 13. Javi Martínez. Ran in to head Gabilondo corner wide of Diego Alves.
2-0. 32. Gabilondo. Shot from outside of area which went in off near post.
3-0. 49. Javi Martínez. Cut past two defenders and shot inside near post.
4-0. 51. Llorente. Got on end of Toquero's cross to poke shot past keeper.
4-1. 71. Piatti. Scored from close up after Juanma Ortíz crossed in from right.
Yellow cards: Amorebieta 76'.
Athletic Bilbao returned to sixth spot after a comfortable 4-1 win over Almería on Sunday, moving back above Villarreal who had overtaken them the day before. Javi Martínez headed the first from Gabilondo's corner, and Gabilondo himself fired home the second a few minutes later. Llorente could have made it three before half time when Diego Alves saved his penalty kick after Acasiete brought down Toquero, but soon after the restart Martínez got his second of the night "a la Messi" after leaving two defenders for dead before beating the keeper. Llorente finally got his name on the scoresheet after that, and Piatti netted a late consolation for the visitors.