First Division - Day 3

Athletic Bilbao 2 - Girona 0

Athletic: Herrerín; Lekue, Unai Nuñez, Laporte, Balenziaga; San José, Beñat (Aketxe 77‘); Williams, Raúl García, Muniain (Sabin 84‘); Aduríz (Iturraspe 65’). 4-2-3-1.
Girona: Iraizoz; Alcalá, Bernardo, Muniesa; Pablo Maffeo (Mojica 67’), Pere Pons, Àlex Granell (Douglas Luiz 71’), Aday Benítez; Portu (Kayode 65’), Borja García; Stuani. 3-4-2-1.

1-0. 25. Muniain. Connected with Williams centre and steered shot past Iraizoz.
2-0. 53. Aduríz. Struck shot past keeper after Williams played the ball across.

Yellow cards: Beñat 21’, Alcalá 24’, Granell 27’, Bernardo 40’, Aday Benítez 56’, Raúl García 64’, San José 68’, Douglas Luiz 80’, Stuani 87’, Laporte 90’.

Athletic Bilbao are up to fourth after a 2-0 win over Girona on Sunday afternoon. The Catalans were visiting the San Mamés stadium for the first time, and true to tradition team captain Alex Granell presented a bouquet of flowers to the statue of “Pichichi”. Midway through the first half Muniain volleyed the locals in to the lead from a Williams cross, and soon afterwards ex Athletic keeper Iraizoz had to save from Balenziaga. Granell tried his luck a couple of times either side of the break, but a few minutes in to the second half Williams controlled a long clearance from Herrerín to set up Aduríz for the second. Herrerín had to keep out Stuani and Aday after that, but the hosts could have won by a bigger margin had Sabin not hit the post near the end.