Atlético: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda,
Godín, Filipe Luis; Mario Suárez, Gabi; Arda Turan (Perea 78'),
Adrián (Domíngez 85'), Koke (Salvio 70'); Falcao. 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Iraizoz; De Marcos, Javi Martínez, Amorebieta, Aurtenetxe; Ander Herrera (San José 46'), Iturraspe (David López 70'), Iñigo Pérez (Ibai Gómez 53'); Susaeta, Toquero, Muniain. 4-3-3.
1-0. 49. Falcao. Following up after Gorka Iraizoz pushed out shot from Adrián.
2-0. 70. Falcao. Steered header past keeper after Juanfran crossed from right.
2-1. 90. Javi Martínez. Turned shot past Courtois after De Marcos laid ball over.
Yellow cards: Gabi 36', Ander Herrera 39', San José 62', Juanfran 63', Miranda 65', Javi Martínez 69', Mario Suárez 80'.
Athletic Bilbao lost ground on the European spots after they were beaten 2-1 by an Atlético Madrid side who themselves move above their opponents to seventh. Chances were few and far between in the first half, but five minutes after the restart Falcao opened the scoring after Iraizoz could only push out Adrián's shot. Koke and Falcao went close before Falcao headed his second of the night from Juanfran's cross. Athletic finally woke up late on, Perea having to clear off the line from Susaeta before Muniain and De Marcos combined to set up Javi Martínez in the last minute, but it was too late to change the result.