Athletic: Iraizoz; Iraola, San José,
Gurpegui, Laporte; Beñat, Mikel Rico; Susaeta (Muniain 73'), Ander
Herrera (De Marcos 69'), Ibai Gómez (Iturraspe 86'); Aduríz.
Betis: Guillermo Sara; Chica, Paulao, Amaya, Nacho; Xavi Torres, Matilla (Verdú 56'); Juanfran, Chuli (Cedrick 72'), Salva Sevilla (Lolo Reyes 50'); Jorge Molina. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 63. Jorge Molina. Following up after Iraizoz saved header from Lolo centre.
1-1. 73. De Marcos. Forced near post header past Sara from Beñat's cross.
2-1. 82. San José. Steered header down past keeper from Ibai Gómez cross.
Yellow cards: Paulao 21', Xavi Torres 23', Chica 44', Chuli 67', Aduríz 83', Amaya 90'.
Athletic Bilbao moved up to fourth spot, for a couple of hours at least, after beating Betis 2-1 in the first match on Thursday evening. This was only the second game in their new stadium, and as they did ten days ago against Celta, they had to come from behind before taking the three points. Both teams had chances in the first half, Iraizoz having to save from Chuli and Matilla, and Ibai Gómez and Gurpegui hitting the bar. Soon after the restart Athletic were awarded a penalty after Chuli tripped Susaeta inside the area, but Guillermo Sara guessed correctly and saved Beñat's spot kick. Sara kept out Susaeta soon afterwards, and with just over an hour on the clock the Andalusians took the lead, Jorge Molina beating Iraizoz at the second attempt after the keeper had blocked his header from a Lolo Reyes cross. Ten minutes later though De Marcos forced a header under Sara from Beñat's cross to make it all square, and San José headed the winner from an Ibai Gómez centre with eight minutes to go to give Valverde's side the three points.