May 17, 2015 at 6pm UK at ‚ÄčMartinez Valero
ElcheElche
2-3
Athletic Bilbao
Jonathas (32', 45')
Jonathas (63'), Domingo (89')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Aketxe (80'), San Jose (87'), Williams (92')
Aduriz (56'), Gurpegui (90')

Result: Athletic Bilbao come from behind to beat Elche

Result: Bilbao come from behind to beat Elche
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Athletic Bilbao score three goals inside the last 10 minutes to come from behind for a 3-2 win over Elche in La Liga.

Athletic Bilbao came from two goals down in the final 10 minutes to secure a 3-2 win over Elche at Martinez Valero in their penultimate La Liga fixture of the season this evening.

Elche made a bright start to the match, and came close to opening the scoring when Victor Rodriguez burst into the box before curling the ball towards goal, narrowly missing the target.

The hosts did open the scoring a few minutes later, though, as Faycal Fajr provided a pass for Jonathas, leaving the on-loan striker to power the ball into the back of the net from close range.

Borja Viguera could have found an equaliser for the visitors before the break as he tried to smash the ball in on the rebound, but his finish failed to test the keeper.

Elche were able to double their lead in the final seconds before the interval, though, as Adrian Gonzalez played the ball in for Jonathas, leaving him to rifle the ball home on the turn.

Benat Etxebarria and Inaki Williams were both on the attack early in the second half as the visitors tried to find a way back into the tie, but Elche's defence ensured that their chances were limited.

Athletic continued to look the more likely in the second half though, and gave themselves a chance inside the final 10 minutes when Ager Aketxe won a one-on-one with the keeper to slot the ball home.

The visitors were back on level terms with three minutes to go as Mikel San Jose hit the ball first time from 25 yards out, picking out the bottom-right corner.

Bilbao's late resurgence left them pushing for a winner, which they found in a stoppage time when Aritz Aduriz headed a cross into the path of Williams, leaving the striker to power the ball home, completing the late turnaround.

The result leaves Athletic seventh in the table, while Elche sit 13th.

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