Athletic: Iraizoz; Iraola, Ekiza (Gurpegui
61'), Laporte, Aurtenetxe; San José, Ander Herrera (Iturraspe 80');
Susaeta, De Marcos, Muniain (Ibai Gómez 85'); Aduríz. 4-2-3-1.
Atlético: Courtois; Juanfran, Cata Díaz, Godín, Filipe Luis; Tiago, Emre (Adrián 63'); Raúl García, Arda Turan (Mario Suárez 79'), Cristian Rodríguez (Koke 71'); Diego Costa. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 50. San José. Steered header down inside far post from Susaeta corner.
2-0. 77. Susaeta. Picked up Ander's pass and fired shot wide of Courtois.
3-0. 84. De Marcos. Struck shot wide of keeper after Aduríz laid ball across.
Yellow cards: Filipe Luis 35', Cristian Rodríguez 53', Godín 54', Aduríz 54', Emre 55'.
Second placed Atlético Madrid were beaten 3-0 on Sunday evening by an Athletic Bilbao side who finally appear to have recovered their form. The Basque side dominated the first half, with De Marcos and San José going close, and Courtois having to make first class saves from Susaeta and Ander. Iraizoz did well to keep out Diego Costa in a rare attack by the visitors shortly before the break, but five minutes in to the second half San José finally gave the locals the lead when he ran in to head Susaeta's corner in to the far bottom corner of the net. Raúl García tested Iraizoz again a few minutes later, but Courtois had to stop from De Marcos before Susaeta picked up an Ander assist to beat him for the second time. That just about wrapped things up, and De Marcos made sure of the three points with a third goal after Aduríz laid the ball across from left of the area near the end.