First Division - Day 36

Athletic Bilbao 1 - Málaga 1

Athletic: Gorka Iraizoz; Iraola, San José, Amorebieta, Castillo; Susaeta, Gurpegui, Iturraspe (De Marcos 76'), David López (Muniain 63'); Toquero, Llorente (Etxeberría 83'). 4-4-2.
Málaga: Munúa; Jesús Gámez, Iván González, Stepanov, Mtiglia; Valdo, Apoño, Benachour (Toribio 80'), Duda; Obinna (Juanito 92'), Caicedo (Baha 71'). 4-4-2.

1-0. 04. Toquero. Ran on to Iturraspe pass and struck low shot wide of keeper.
1-1. 19. Duda. Inswinging corner which went over head of Iraizoz in to net.

Yellow cards: Benachour 27', Caicedo 41', David López 55', Gámez 55', Iván González 61', Iturraspe 67', Munúa 82', Obinna 84', Valdo 94'.

Athletic Bilbao ended the mid-week round of games in eighth spot, a point outside of the top six, after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Málaga. Toquero battled past Iván González to give the Basque side a third minute lead, but after Valdo went close a couple of times, Duda levelled the scores with a "gol olimpico" directly from a corner kick. Munúa was in action after that to keep out Llorente, Susaeta and Toquero, but the visitors could have won it in the final minutes had Baha not chosen to try and score himself with two colleagues better placed. In the end a point apiece which leaves Athletic outside of the top six and Málaga just a point above the drop zone, level now with Racing on points.