Zaragoza: Doblas; Lanzaro (Paulo Da Silva 80'),
Jarosik, Contini, Obradovic; Gabi, Ponzio; Boutahar (N'Daw 93'), Ander Herrera,
Bertolo; Uche (Sinama-Pongolle 76'). 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Iraizoz; Iraola, San José, Ekiza, Balenziaga; Susaeta (David López 69'), Orbaiz (Iñigo Pérez 77'), Javi Martínez, Gabilondo (Muniain 57'); Toquero, Llorente. 4-4-2.
0-1. 18. Llorente. Got on the end of long Gabilondo free kick to turn ball in to net.
1-1. 48. Jarosik. Beat Iraizoz at second attempt after Ekiza blocked first header.
2-1. 55. Uche. Turned on Gabi through ball and ran on to shoot wide of keeper.
Yellow cards: Javi Martínez 23', Gabi 37', Ponzio 59', Balenziaga 63', Jarosik 70', Contini 80'.
Sixth placed Athletic Bilbao are now twelve points off the Champions League spots after losing 2-1 at Zaragoza. As usual their starting line-up was made up entirely of Basque players, although for the first time in their 113 years history there was not one player from the local province of Vizcaya. Not that it mattered though as Susaeta hit the post with an early cross before Llorente got on the end of Gabilondo's free kick to force the ball past Doblas with his knee. Ander Herrera (who actually is from Vizcaya and who will be joining Bilbao in the summer) fired a shot over the top though, and three minutes after the restart Jarosik equalised after his first effort was blocked by Ekiza. And seven minutes later Uche dragged Gabi's centre past his marker to run on and score his first goal in almost two years after a long injury lay-off, giving his side three vital points which takes the Maños out of the bottom three once again.