Spanish La Liga
Ath Bilbao0Atl Madrid1

Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Atlético Madrid

Fernando Torres scores for Atletico Madrid against Athletic Bilbao
Torres has scored in his last four La Liga games to equal his best run in the competition back in November 2003

Fernando Torres grabbed the winner as Atletico Madrid kept up the pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona with a win at Athletic Bilbao.

Torres struck with a first-half header, scoring for the fifth game in succession as Atletico registered a fourth straight league win.

The victory kept the visitors level on points with Barca, who thrashed Deportivo La Coruna 8-0.

Atletico lost Diego Godin after 11 minutes with a hamstring injury.

He is now a doubt for his side's next league game against Malaga this weekend and their Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich on 27 April.

The run-in for the contenders
BarcelonaAtletico MadridReal Madrid
(h) Sporting Gijon(h) Malaga(a) Rayo Vallecano
(a) Real Betis(h) Rayo Vallecano(a) Real Sociedad
(h) Espanyol(a) Levante(h) Valencia
(a) Granada(h) Celta Vigo(a) Deportivo La Coruna

Line-ups

Ath Bilbao

  • 1Iraizoz Moreno
  • 10De Marcos Arana
  • 2Bóveda Altube
  • 16Etxeita GorritxategiSubstituted forIturraspe Derteanoat 66'minutes
  • 24Balenziaga Oruesagasti
  • 6San José
  • 7Etxebarria Urkiaga
  • 14SusaetaSubstituted forLekue Martínezat 73'minutes
  • 22Raúl García
  • 19Muniain GoñiSubstituted forWilliamsat 59'minutes
  • 21Viguera

Substitutes

  • 3Elustondo Urkola
  • 8Iturraspe Derteano
  • 13Herrerín Buisán
  • 15Williams
  • 17Rico Moreno
  • 18Gurpegi Nausia
  • 30Lekue Martínez

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Juanfran
  • 15Savic
  • 2GodínSubstituted forHernándezat 11'minutes
  • 3Filipe Luis
  • 22ParteySubstituted forCarrascoat 62'minutes
  • 12Fernandez
  • 6Koke
  • 17Ñíguez
  • 9Torres
  • 7Griezmann

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 8Kranevitter
  • 16Correa
  • 18Gámez
  • 19Hernández
  • 21Carrasco
  • 23Vietto
Referee:
Juan Martínez Munuera
Attendance:
44,687

Match Stats

Home TeamAth BilbaoAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Athletic Club 0, Atlético de Madrid 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Athletic Club 0, Atlético de Madrid 1.

Attempt missed. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Fernando Torres.

Attempt saved. Raúl García (Athletic Club) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Borja Viguera.

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Fernando Torres tries a through ball, but Antoine Griezmann is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Raúl García (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Íñigo Lekue with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jan Oblak (Atlético de Madrid) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Filipe Luis with a cross.

Foul by Iturraspe (Athletic Club).

Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Iñaki Williams (Athletic Club).

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. San José (Athletic Club) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Raúl García.

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Lucas Hernández.

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Saúl Ñíguez.

Attempt blocked. Borja Viguera (Athletic Club) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Iñaki Williams.

Attempt missed. San José (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Beñat with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Fernando Torres.

Attempt blocked. Íñigo Lekue (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Augusto Fernández.

Attempt missed. Raúl García (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Iturraspe with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Athletic Club. Íñigo Lekue replaces Markel Susaeta.

Foul by De Marcos (Athletic Club).

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Athletic Club. Iturraspe replaces Etxeita.

Hand ball by Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid).

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by De Marcos.

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Filipe Luis.

Beñat (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Yannick Carrasco replaces Thomas Partey.

Substitution

Substitution, Athletic Club. Iñaki Williams replaces Muniain.

Balenziaga (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt saved. Raúl García (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Beñat.

Foul by Raúl García (Athletic Club).

Stefan Savic (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Beñat (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Muniain.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by De Marcos.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 20th April 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona34254596296779
2Atl Madrid34254558164279
3Real Madrid342464101307178
4Villarreal34179842311160
5Ath Bilbao341661251411054
6Celta Vigo34159104754-754
7Sevilla341310114742549
8Valencia341110134240243
9Malaga341012123131042
10Real Sociedad33118144144-341
11Eibar34118154553-841
12Real Betis341011133146-1541
13Las Palmas34117163846-840
14Dep La Coruña34717104256-1438
15Espanyol34107173563-2837
16Rayo Vallecano34811154666-2035
17Sporting Gijón3488183555-2032
18Granada3379173360-2730
19Levante3377193056-2628
20Getafe3377192961-3228
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