Oct 31, 2013 at 9pm UK at ‚ÄčSan Mames
Athletic Bilbao
2-2
ElcheElche
Susaeta (54'), Aduriz (69')
Aduriz (82'), Laporte (88'), Benat (93')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Lomban (9'), Aaron (48')
Botia (56'), Aaron (61'), Domingo (86')

Result: Athletic Bilbao come from two goals down to earn a point against Elche

Result: Bilbao come from two down to earn point
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Athletic Bilbao come from two behind to draw 2-2 with Elche in a thrilling match.

Athletic Bilbao had to come from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Elche in an entertaining La Liga clash at San Mames this evening.

Early goals in each half had given the away side the lead, but Bilbao came storming back and might have won it at the end.

After a bright start from both sides, it was Elche who took the lead early on thanks to David Lomban's powerful header.

They could have doubled their lead moments later when Aaron found space outside the box, but his curling effort rebounded off the crossbar.

Gaizka Toquero then produced an acrobatic volley shortly before the break but his spectacular effort was straight at the goalkeeper, while Aaron saw his shot tipped wide.

The Elche man was not to be denied for long, though, collecting a loose ball in the box just after the break and firing into the bottom corner.

Bilbao responded well and got a goal back just six minutes later as Iker Muniain's pinpoint pass was collected and then turned in by Markel Susaeta.

The hosts pushed on from their goal with chances for Toquero and Muniain before drawing level with 20 minutes to go. Substitute Aritz Aduriz found space in the box and headed past the goalkeeper just seconds after coming on.

Elche's defence produced two timely blocks in the final five minutes and survived a strong penalty shout to ensure that the visitors took home a point.

Athletic Bilbao's midfielder Markel Susaeta vies with Elche's defender Lomban during the Spanish league football match on October 31, 2013
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