Athletic: Iraizoz; Iraola, Javi
Martínez, Amorebieta, Aurtenetxe; Iturraspe, Ander Herrera (San
José 81'); Susaeta, De Marcos, Muniain (Iñigo Pérez 87');
Llorente (Toquero 72'). 4-2-3-1.
Levante: Munúa; Javi Venta, Ballesteros, Nano (Valdo 46'), Del Horno; Xavi Torres (Roger 79'), Farinós; El Zhar (Rubén Suárez 67'), Barkero, Juanfran; Koné. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 11. Amorebieta. Steered header down inside far post from Susaeta corner.
2-0. 40. Llorente. Got on the end of De Marcos cross to head in close to goal.
3-0. 89. San José. Ran in to head Iñigo Pérez corner past Munúa on near post.
Yellow cards: Xavi Torres 21', Auretenetxe 46', Juanfran 61', 87', Ander 64', Del Horno 68', Farinós 75', Ballesteros 89' / red cards: Juanfran 87'.
Athletic Bilbao put in their bid for a return to European football with a 3-0 victory over fourth placed Levante on Sunday evening. Amorebieta headed the first from a Susaeta corner in the tenth minute, and Llorente and De Marcos both went close before Llorente headed in a De Marcos cross with five minutes to go to the break. Levante's best chances came from Barkero either side of half time, and Koné got the ball in the net soon after the restart, only for the strike to be ruled out incorreclty for offside. Muniain could have added to the lead a couple of times after that though, and after Juanfran got himself sent off for a second bookable offence, San José rounded things off with a third header, this time from an Iñigo Pérez corner. With results elsewhere going in their favour, Athletic move up to fifth, now four points behind their opponents in the table.