First Division - Day 38

Athletic Bilbao 2 - Deportivo 0

Athletic: Armando; Iraola, San José, Ustaritz, Koikili; Iturraspe (Muñoz 60'), Javi Martínez (Gurpegui 78'); Susaeta, Etxeberría (Toquero 71'), Muniain; Llorente. 4-2-3-1.
Deportivo: Manu; Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Zé Castro, Filipe Luis; Sergio, Antonio Tomás (Juca 81'); Adrián (Iván Pérez 26'), Valerón, Juan Rodríguez; Lassad (Mista 66'). 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 19. Muniain. Cut into area past Manuel Pablo and fired angled shot past Manu
2-0. 77. Javi Martínez. Ran in from midfield and drove low shot wide of keeper.

Yellow cards: None.

Athletic Bilbao put an end to a good season with a 2-0 victory over Deportivo, a result which consolidated them in eighth spot. The fact that there were no bookings summed up the game, with Armando, Muñoz and Etxeberría given a place in Caparrós's starting line up to enable them to say goodbye to their fans. The future at Athletic is in the hands of others though, and it was their promising youngster Muniain who scored the opening goal with an impressive shot from left of goal. Lassad brought a good save out of Armando and Etxeberría shot just wide, and Llorente hit the bar early in the second half. And Javi Martínez wrapped things up with a second goal to celebrate his first call up to the Spanish squad. A night for festivities, with referee Mejuto González joining in the atmosphere in his last league game before officiating the cup final prior to his own retirement.