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Jan 20, 2014 at 9pm UK at San Mames
Athletic Bilbao
Real Valladolid
Gomez (65', 82'), de Marcos (75'), Herrera (86')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Gonzalez (15'), Rama (90')

Result: Athletic Bilbao come from behind to beat Real Valladolid

Athletic Bilbao come from a goal down to beat Real Valladolid 4-2 and move back into the top four of La Liga.

Athletic Bilbao have moved back into the top four of La Liga courtesy of a 4-2 win over struggling Real Valladolid.

The hosts came close to opening the scoring after just six minutes when Ibai Gomez made his way into the box before rolling the ball to Ander Herrera, who drew a fine save from Diego Marino.

Valladolid's Oscar Gonzalez celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Athletic Bilbao during their La Liga match on January 20, 2014© AFP

It was the hosts who would break the deadlock, taking a surprise lead in the 15th minute when Patrick Ebert's shot deflected into the path of Oscar Gonzalez, who slid the ball past Iraizoz.

Bilbao almost levelled things up within six minutes when Aritz Aduriz turned a low cross towards goal, only to be denied by a smart save from Marino.

The Valladolid keeper was called into action again shortly afterwards, almost gifting the hosts a goal when he spilled Herrera's effort before recovering in time to collect it at the second attempt.

Ibai was the next to test Marino, doing so five minutes after the restart with a curling effort from just inside the box that drew a fine stop from the visiting keeper.

Athletic Bilbao's Kike Sola and Real Valladolid's Oscar Gonzalez in action during their La Liga match on January 20, 2014© AFP

Marino was finally beaten in the 65th minute when his loose save was pounced on by Ibai, who slotted the ball into the bottom corner to level things up.

The hosts completed the comeback 10 minutes later when Oscar De Marcos rose in the area to nod home a cross from close range.

Bilbao made sure of all three points with a third goal in the 82nd minute as Ibai danced into the box before sliding a shot past the keeper and into the bottom corner for his second goal of the night.

The hosts then capped off a fine second-half performance by extending their lead even further with just three minutes of normal time remaining when Herrera nodded De Marcos's cross home from close range.

There was still time for Valladolid to get a consolation goal through Valdet Rama, but it was too little too late for the visitors, who remain in the bottom three.

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