Spanish La Liga
Ath BilbaoAthletic Bilbao0Atl MadridAtlético Madrid1
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
  • 22Garcia Escudero
  • 19Muniain GoñiSubstituted forWilliamsat 59'minutes
  • 21Viguera

Substitutes

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

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 15Savic
  • 2GodínSubstituted forHernándezat 11'minutes
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 22ParteySubstituted forCarrascoat 62'minutes
  • 12Fernandez
  • 6Koke
  • 17Saúl
  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    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.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Iturraspe (Athletic Club).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Iñaki Williams (Athletic Club).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Lucas Hernández.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Saúl Ñíguez.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Fernando Torres.

  20. Post update

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

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