Athletic: Iraizoz; De Marcos, Etxeita, Gurpegui, Balenziaga; San José, Beñat; Susaeta (Iturraspe 46‘), Raúl García, Iñaki Williams (Bóveda 85‘); Aduríz (Kike Sola 89‘). 4-2-3-1.
Málaga: Kameni; Rosales, Angeleri, Albentosa, Juan Carlos; Duda, Filipenko (Juanpi 46’), Recio, Pablo Fornals (Santa Cruz ‘); Amrabat, Charles. 4-4-2.
Yellow cards: Filipenko 12’, Raúl García 19’, Williams 19’, Amrabat 53’, Recio 77’ / red cards: San José 19’.
Athletic Bilbao missed out on a chance to move up into the top six after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Málaga in the last match on Sunday evening. The Basque team had to play over three quarters of the game with ten men after San José was sent off for a retaliatory push on Charles, but even so Kameni had to be at his best to keep out Susaeta and De Marcos either side of half time. The visitors have still not scored away from home this season though, and once again they failed to find the target, Iraizoz saving from Duda, Amrabat and Recio, and Amrabat and Duda firing shots wide. The point does however take them out of the bottom three pending Levante’s match on Monday.