Athletic: Iraizoz; Iraola, San José,
Ekiza, Koikili; David López (Orbaiz 79'), Gurpegui, Javi
Martínez, Muniain (Gabilondo 83'); Toquero (De Marcos 47'), Llorente.
Sevilla: Javi Varas; Cáceres, Fazio, Escudé, Fernando Navarro; Jesús Navas, Medel (Romaric 79'), Rakitic, Perotti; Luis Fabiano (Diego Capel 70'), Negredo (Kanouté 15). 4-4-2.
1-0. 66. Fazio (own goal). Turned Muniain cross past own keeper trying to clear.
2-0. 88. Iraola (penalty). After Escudé brought down De Marcos inside the area.
Yellow cards: Navarro 25', Gurpegui 44', Escudé 57', Medel 66', Perotti 74'.
Athletic Bilbao climbed above Espanyol to fifth spot after a 2-0 victory over a Sevilla side who themselves drop out of the European spots as a result. It was a welcome win for the Basque team after four defeats in a row, and they came out strongly from the start, with Javi Varas saving well from Llorente and Javi Martínez, and Llorente heading a free kick just wide. The first goal didn't come though until midway through the second half when Fazio turned Muniain's cross past his own keeper, and Iraizoz had to be on his toes to prevent Kanouté from equalising later on. With two minutes to though Escudé brought down De Marcos in the area, and Iraola stepped up to drive home the resulting penalty. The game was tinted though by a series of injuries, the worst to Luis Fabiano and Toquero, as well as a clash of heads between Negredo and Iraola which left both heavily bandaged.