Athletic: Iraizoz; Iraola, Aitor Ocio (Ustaritz
55'), Ekiza, Koikili; David López, Javi Martínez, Gurpegui,
Muniain; Toquero (Susaeta 79'), Llorente (Igor Martínez 46'). 4-2-3-1.
Racing: Toño; Pinillos (Ariel Nahuelpán 74'), Henrique, Torrejón, Cisma; Colsa, Lacen; Kennedy Bakircioglu, Munitis, Adrián González (Iván Bolado 62'); Rosenberg. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 07. Javi Martínez. Header on with back to goal from David López free kick.
2-0. 10. Muniain. Ran on to Toquero's cross and fired shot in to roof of net.
2-1. 74. Iván Bolado. Guided header down past Iraizoz from Kennedy free kick.
Yellow cards: Munitis 11', Rosenberg 48', David López 85', Javi Martínez 87', Toño 87', Muniain 88', Colsa 88' / red cards: Munitis 87'.
Athletic Bilbao are up to sixth pending Atlético's game on Monday after a 2-1 victory over Racing Santander on Saturday night. The Basque side went two up in the first ten minutes, Javi Martínez repeating the late goal he scored at Málaga last weekend with a back header from a David López free kick, and Muniain running in to connect with Toquero's low cross and curl a shot past Toño. Munitis fired a shot over the top and Kennedy rattled the crossbar with a long shot as the Cantabrians tried to get back in the game, but David López could have extended the lead shortly before the break with a free kick which came back off the post. Racing did get one back when Bolado headed Kennedy's cross past Iraizoz late on, but their challenge ended soon afterwards when Munitis was red-carded for elbowing Javi Martínez.