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First Division - Day 36

Deportivo 2 - Athletic Bilbao 1

Deportivo: Aranzubia; Laure, Lopo, Colotto, Manuel Pablo; Juan Rodríguez (Aythami 78'), Rubén Pérez; Adrián (Lassad 85'), Valerón, Guardado; Riki (Juan Domínguez 91'). 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Iraizoz; Iraola, Ekiza, Amorebieta, Castillo; David López (Gabilondo 67'), Javi Martínez (Ibai Gómez 76'), Gurpegui (Iturraspe 57'), Muniain; Toquero, Llorente. 4-4-2.

0-1. 03. Toquero. Picked up Iraola cross and turned angled shot past Aranzubia.
1-1. 22. Gurpegui (own goal). Deflected wayward Adrián shot inside far post.
2-1. 70. Castillo (own goal). Slid ball in to own net trying to clear Adrián cross.

Yellow cards: Juan Rodríguez 29', Guardado 43', Gurpegui 50', Riki 73', Amorebieta 90'.

Athletic Bilbao will have to wait a little longer before tying up a Europa League spot after they were beaten 2-1 at Deportivo, despite taking the lead through Toquero in the third minute. Midway through the first half though Gurpegui deflected a wide shot from Adrián past his own keeper, and although Llorente headed against the bar shortly before the break, Castilla turned another cross from Adrián in to his own net after good work by Valerón with twenty minutes to go. Curiously two penalties deprived Lotina's side of victory at the weekend, and now two own goals gave them three vital points to keep them above the relegation spots. That's football!