First Division - Day 32

Athletic Bilbao 5 - Las Palmas 1

Athletic: Kepa; De Marcos, Yeray, Laporte, Balenziaga (Lekue 52’); San José (Beñat 75’), Iturraspe; Williams (Susaeta 79’), Raúl García, Muniain; Aduríz. 4-2-3-1.
Las Palmas: Raúl Lizoain; Michel Macedo, Lemos (David García 46’), Bigas, Dani Castellano; Roque; Tana, Vicente Gómez, Jonathan Viera (Halilovic 71’), Mateo García (Momo 63’); Livaja. 4-1-4-1.

1-0. 07. San Jose. Angled header past Raúl Lizoain from Iturraspe corner.
2-0. 09. Muniain. Curled free kick round defensive wall inside near post.
2-1. 12. Bigas. Got free of markers to head Tana corner wide of Kepa.
3-1. 17. Aduríz. Lifted Williams cross past keeper and poked ball in to net.
4-1. 58. Muniain. First time volley after Raúl García cross headed clear.
5-1. 59. Aduríz. Turned shot in after San José won ball and passed across.

Yellow cards: Jonathan Viera 60’, San José 66’, Livaja 89’.

Athletic Bilbao are back up to sixth pending the rest of the Easter weekend games after a 5-1 victory over Las Palmas on Friday evening. San José and Muniain put the Basque side two up with less than ten minutes gone, the former with a header from an Iturraspe corner, and the latter with a free kick which he bent around the defensive wall. Bigas got one back soon afterwards with a header in off the post from a Tana corner, but Aduríz made it three on the quarter hour mark, the veteran striker touching a Williams cross past Raúl Lizoain before poking the ball in to the net whilst lying on the ground. De Marcos had to deflect a Tana shot for a corner soon afterwards, but after that the locals were on top, Aduríz having a headed goal ruled out for offside, and Williams, San José and Muniain all going close before the break. With just under an hour on the clock Muniain drilled home a fourth after Macedo headed a Raúl García centre in to his path, and just a minute later Aduríz scored the fifth after San José set him up. Momo missed an easy chance and Kepa had to save from Livaja later on, but it was another defeat for the Canary Islanders, who stay in thirteenth spot having only picked up six points away from home all season.