Racing: Toño; Pinillos (Kennedy 54'),
Henrique, Torrejón, Christian; Francis, Lacen, Tziolis, Munitis (Cisma
76'); Giovani, Rosenberg (Iván Bolado 68'). 4-4-2.
Athletic: Iraizoz; Iraola, Ekiza, Amorebieta, Castillo; David López (Gurpegui 88'), Orbaiz, Javi Martínez, Muniain (Gabilondo 84'); Toquero (Ibai Gómez 73'), Llorente. 4-4-2.
0-1. 21. David López. Curled free kick over defensive wall inside Toño's near post.
0-2. 22. Llorente. Ran on to long Orbaiz pass and struck angled shot past keeper.
1-2. 87. Kennedy. Connected with Lacen cross and struck shot in off Amorebieta.
Yellow cards: Francis 23', 73', Henrique 63' / red cards: Francis 73'.
Athletic Bilbao won 1-2 at Racing Santander to hold on to sixth spot on a three-way head-to-head record with Sevilla and Atlético, all of the teams in fifth to seventh spot ending up level on points. The Cantabrians had already made sure of staying up a couple of weeks ago, but Henrique almost caught out Iraizoz with a shot from inside his own half early on. However two goals in a minute midway through the first half sealed it for the Basque side, David López beating Toño with a well struck free kick and Llorente chipping a shot past the keeper after picking up a pass from Orbaíz. Any hopes that Racing had of a comeback ended when Francis was sent off for a second bookable offence with twenty minutes to go, although Kennedy did at least give the home fans something to cheer about with a late consolation which went in off defender Amorebieta.