Elche defeat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Saturday at Estadio Martínez Valero. Elche were looking to pick up points, following a 3-1 victory against Cádiz. Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, lost 1-0 in the last match they played against R Madrid. This left, Elche are in 17th place on the table and has 36 points while Athletic Bilbao sit in 9th with 46 points after 38 matches.
Elche started strongly in the first half, with a goal from Lucas Boye, 28 minutes in, seeing out the first half 1-0.
Elche continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Raul Guti, 73 minutes in. The game ended with a 2-0 home victory.
For Elche, Josema, Ivan Marcone, Johan Mojica, Helibelton Palacios and Nino, came on for Gonzalo Verdu, Pablo Piatti, Josan, Omenuke Mfulu and Lucas Boye. Athletic Bilbao brought on Unai Vencedor, Inaki Williams, Inigo Vicente and Oscar De Marcos for Mikel Vesga, Oihan Sancet, Ibai Gomez and Inigo Lekue.
The referee booked Omenuke Mfulu, Pablo Piatti and Raul Guti for Elche.
|Elche:||Paulo Gazzaniga, Dani Calvo, Gonzalo Verdu (Josema, min.65), Antonio Barragan, Josan (Johan Mojica, min.75), Raul Guti, Omenuke Mfulu (Helibelton Palacios, min.75), Fidel, Lucas Boye (Nino, min.90), Pere Milla and Pablo Piatti (Ivan Marcone, min.65)|
|Athletic Bilbao:||Jokin Ezkieta, Inigo Lekue (Oscar De Marcos, min.83), Unai Nunez, Yeray Alvarez, Mikel Balenziaga, Ibai Gomez (Inigo Vicente, min.72), Mikel Vesga (Unai Vencedor, min.57), Unai Lopez, Alex Berenguer, Asier Villalibre and Oihan Sancet (Inaki Williams, min.57)|
|Stadium:||Estadio Martínez Valero|
|Goals:||Lucas Boye (1-0, min. 28) and Raul Guti (2-0, min. 73)|