First Division - Day 21

Athletic Bilbao 5 - Eibar 2

Athletic: Herrerín; De Marcos, Bóveda, Laporte, Balenziaga; San José, Beñat (Viguera 83‘); Susaeta, Muniain (Mikel Rico 72’), Sabin (Lekue 78’); Aduríz. 4-2-3-1.
Eibar: Riesgo; Capa, Mauro Dos Santos, Iván Ramis (Pantic 14‘), Juncà; Keko, Dani García, Adrián González (Escalante 46’), Saúl Berjón (Jota Peleteiro 57‘); Sergi Enrich, Borja Bastón. 4-4-2.

0-1. 04. Borja Bastón. Shot past Hererrín after Enrich stepped over Capa cross.
1-1. 12. Aduríz. Struck acrobatic volley wide of Riesgo from De Marcos centre.
2-1. 27. Sabin. Glancing near post header across keeper from Beñat corner.
3-1. 40. Laporte. Got free of markers to head wide Beñat free kick past Risego.
3-2. 50. Borja Bastón (penalty). After Laporte brought down Keko inside the area.
4-2. 52. Aduríz. First time volley past Riesgo after Balenziaga crossed from left.
5-2. 80. Mauro Dos Santos (own goal). Turned Lakue cross inside own near post.

Yellow cards: Laporte 49’, Escalante 59’, Keko 74’, Susaeta 75’.

Sixth placed Eibar were comprehensively beaten 5-2 by regional rivals Athletic Bilbao in this Sunday’s mid-day game, the result taking Valverde’s team to within two points of their opponents in the table. Borja Bastón did give the visitors an early lead from Capa’s cross, but Aduríz levelled it soon afterwards with an impressive volley, and Sabin headed the locals in front from Beñat’s corner with just under half an hour on the clock. Laporte made it three with another header from a Beñat free kick before the break, and although Borja got another one back from the penalty spot after the restart, Aduríz restored the two goal cushion just two minutes later. With ten minutes to go Mauro Dos Santos turned Lakue’s cross into his own net, and Aduríz came close to a hat-trick when he chipped a shot wide with only the keeper to beat in the dying minutes.