Spanish La Liga
Ath Bilbao1Sevilla0

Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Sevilla

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao, who came fourth in La Liga in 2013-14 recorded only their third league win this season

Sevilla missed the opportunity to go top of La Liga as they were beaten by Athletic Bilbao at San Mames.

The visitors had won seven of their last eight league matches, but went behind when Aritz Aduriz finished powerfully from Markel Susaeta's cross.

Bilbao continued to create the best chances, but Aymeric Laporte hit a free-kick wide and Susaeta's angled drive was saved by goalkeeper Beto.

The defeat leaves Sevilla fourth, two points behind leaders Real Madrid.

Sevilla have only won La Liga once - in 1945-46 - but their bright start to the season had raised supporters' hopes that they could be in title contention.

However, Unai Emery's side disappointed against Bilbao, recording only one shot on target.

This result, and Valencia's 3-1 win at Villarreal, means the top five teams in La Liga are separated by two points.

Sevilla
Sevilla finished fifth in La Liga last season and won the Europa League title
Aritz Aduriz
Aritz Aduriz's goal for Athletic Bilbao was his fourth La Liga goal of the season
Athletic Bilbao v Sevilla
Athletic Bilbao's victory takes them up to 11th in La Liga after a poor start to the season

Line-ups

Ath Bilbao

  • 1Iraizoz
  • 15Iraola
  • 16EtxeitaBooked at 43mins
  • 4Laporte
  • 24Balenziaga
  • 8IturraspeBooked at 22mins
  • 17Rico Moreno
  • 14SusaetaSubstituted forAketxeat 61'minutes
  • 10De Marcos
  • 19MuniainSubstituted forGurpegiat 83'minutes
  • 20AdurizBooked at 1minsSubstituted forFernández Hierroat 29'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6San José
  • 7Etxebarria Urkiaga
  • 11Gómez
  • 13Herrerín Buisán
  • 18Gurpegi
  • 22Fernández Hierro
  • 23Aketxe

Sevilla

  • 13Beto
  • 23Andújar Moreno
  • 21Martín ParejaBooked at 12mins
  • 6Carrico Martins
  • 2Trémoulinas
  • 25MbiaBooked at 33minsSubstituted forBanegaat 45'minutes
  • 4Krychowiak
  • 22Vidal Parreu
  • 17D Suárez
  • 20Machín PérezSubstituted forGameiroat 45'minutes
  • 9BaccaBooked at 57minsSubstituted forIago Aspasat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Figueiras
  • 7Gameiro
  • 14Iago Aspas
  • 15Kolodziejczak
  • 18Deulofeu
  • 19Banega
  • 29Rico
Referee:
Javier Estrada Fernández
Attendance:
42,000

Match Stats

Home TeamAth BilbaoAway TeamSevilla
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home24
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Athletic Club 1, FC Sevilla 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Athletic Club 1, FC Sevilla 0.

Offside, FC Sevilla. Denis Suárez tries a through ball, but Coke is caught offside.

Booking

Guillermo (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card.

Éver Banega (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andoni Iraola (Athletic Club).

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Denis Suárez.

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Daniel Carriço.

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Benoît Trémoulinas.

Hand ball by Guillermo (Athletic Club).

Foul by Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla).

Mikel Rico (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Iago Aspas (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mikel Balenziaga (Athletic Club).

Substitution

Substitution, Athletic Club. Carlos Gurpegi replaces Iker Muniain.

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Iker Muniain.

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Andoni Iraola.

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Xabier Etxeita.

Offside, FC Sevilla. Nico Pareja tries a through ball, but Kevin Gameiro is caught offside.

Denis Suárez (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ager Aketxe (Athletic Club).

Iago Aspas (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mikel Balenziaga (Athletic Club).

Éver Banega (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mikel Rico (Athletic Club).

Attempt blocked. Guillermo (Athletic Club) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ander Iturraspe.

Aleix Vidal (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iker Muniain (Athletic Club).

Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Xabier Etxeita (Athletic Club).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Iago Aspas replaces Carlos Bacca.

Coke (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Guillermo (Athletic Club).

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Xabier Etxeita.

Offside, FC Sevilla. Denis Suárez tries a through ball, but Aleix Vidal is caught offside.

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Mikel Balenziaga.

Grzegorz Krychowiak (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iker Muniain (Athletic Club).

Substitution

Substitution, Athletic Club. Ager Aketxe replaces Markel Susaeta.

Beto (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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