Athletic: Iraizoz; Iraola, San José,
Ekiza, Koikili; David López, Javi Martínez, Gurpegui (Orbaiz
46'), Muniain (Gabilondo 76'); Toquero, Llorente (Díaz de Cerio 66').
Hércules: Calatayud; David Cortés, Pamarot, Abraham Paz (Rodríguez 61'), Peña; Abel Aguilar, Fritzler (Cristian 61'); Rufete, Tiago Gomes (Portillo 71'), Valdez; Trézéguet. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 05. Javi Martínez. Near post header across keeper from David López corner.
2-0. 59. Llorente. Header in off crossbar after Iraola played ball across from right.
3-0. 64. Muniain. Ran through from outside of area to shoot low past Calatayud.
Yellow cards: Cortés 07', Fritzler 16', Rufete 29', Muniain 43', Iraola 59', Koikili 75', Portillo 77'.
Athletic Bilbao are up to sixth in the table after a 3-0 victory over Hércules on Monday evening. The Basque side took control early on, Javi Martínez getting above the defence to head in a David López corner in the fifth minute. López tested Calatayud a few minutes later and fullbacks Koikili and Iraola went close, and the visitors didn't approach Iraizoz's goal until Valdez tried his luck a couple of times either side of half time. Soon after the interval Toquero looped a header on to the bar, and with just under an hour gone Llorente headed in his side's second from Iraola's cross. Five minutes after that Muniain intercepted a bad pass in midfield and ran on to score a third, and Hércules were beaten.