First Division - Day 3

Deportivo 0 - Athletic Bilbao 1

Deportivo: Lux; Juanfran, Albentosa, Sidnei (Arribas 55’), Luisinho; Carles Gil (Marlos Moreno 68‘), Mosquera, Celso Borges, Fayçal Fajr; Andone, Joselu (Borja Valle 24’). 4-4-2.
Athletic: Kepa; De Marcos, Boveda, Laporte, Balenziaga; San José, Beñat; Williams (Sabín Merino 85‘), Raúl García (Lekue 87‘), Muniain (Iturraspe 68‘); Aduriz. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 41. Raúl García. Picked up Muniain pass and struck long shot in to top corner.

Yellow cards: Raúl García 19’, San José 67’, Celso Borges 70’, Beñat 71’.

Athletic Bilbao got their first points on the board after a 0-1 win at Deportivo in the last match of the weekend, the result taking the Basque side out of the relegation spots. Valverde gave a first run out to Kepa in goal, and the Spanish under 21 international was in action early on to turn an Andone header round the post. The Romanian striker had another effort deflected for a corner by De Marcos, but Beñat went close with a free kick, and with four minutes to go to the break Raúl García fired in an impressive shot from over 30 metres out which left Lux with no chance of stopping it. Depor lost Joselu and Sidnei to injuries, but even so they had the better chances after the break, Kepa saving well from Andone and Juanfran, and Andone getting the ball in the net late on only for the strike to be ruled out for a dubious offside decision.