MX23RW : Thursday, January 17 03:40:09
Dec 10, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​San Mamés Barria (Bilbao)
Attendance: 34,060
Athletic Bilbao
1-0
GironaGirona
Aduriz (90' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Aduriz earns Athletic Bilbao rare victory with late penalty

The 1-0 success against Girona was the home side’s first in LaLiga since the opening day of the season.

Aritz Aduriz’s stoppage-time penalty clinched Athletic Bilbao a 1-0 win against Girona and their first LaLiga victory since the opening day of the season.

Aduriz converted from the spot in the second minute of added time after Girona goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz had pulled off a string of outstanding saves to keep Athletic at bay.

Iraizoz was at full stretch to deny Inaki Williams and Aduriz early on, while Inigo Cordoba was thwarted in similar fashion.

Girona had a goal ruled out when the video assistant referee showed former Middlesbrough striker Cristhian Stuani had handled before turning the ball home in the 19th minute.

Athletic continued to chase the opening goal in the second period, but Iraizoz kept out another Aduriz effort and a low shot from Raul Garcia.

Iraizoz then saved headers from Aduriz and Unai Nunez in quick succession as Athletic maintained the pressure with 16 minutes left.

Girona appeared to have held on, but in stoppage time Jonas Ramalho fouled Iker Muniain in the area and Aduriz converted from the spot to secure Athletic a much-needed win.

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1Barcelona19134253203343
2Atletico MadridAtletico19108127131438
3Sevilla1996431201133
4Real Madrid1910362824433
5AlavesAlaves199552219332
6Getafe197752116528
7Real Betis197572223-126
8Real Sociedad197482322125
9GironaGirona195952123-224
10Espanyol197392127-624
11Valencia1941141717023
12Levante196583035-523
13Athletic Bilbao1941052025-522
14EibarEibar195772128-722
15Leganes195771721-422
16Real Valladolid195771721-422
17Celta Vigo195683132-121
18Rayo Vallecano1954102234-1219
19Villarreal193882025-517
20Huesca1925121736-1911

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