MX23RW : Monday, December 10 11:36:26
Feb 28, 2018 at 6.30pm UK at ​San Mamés Barria (Bilbao)
Attendance: 34,382
Athletic Bilbao
1-1
Valencia
de Marcos (49')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Kondogbia (23')

Result: Athletic Bilbao claim point against Valencia

Athletic Bilbao and Valencia share the spoils as the two La Liga sides play out a 1-1 draw in Wednesday night's encounter at San Mames.

Athletic Bilbao and Valencia have played out a 1-1 draw in Wednesday night's La Liga encounter at San Mames.

The hosts were brighter in the opening stages of the match but Mikel San Jose failed to trouble Neto with a 12th-minute effort from inside the box.

Benat Etxebarria then curled a free kick over the crossbar in the 18th minute and Valencia made the most of their reprieves by taking the lead on 23 minutes.

Ferran Torres played a short, square pass into the path of Geoffrey Kondogbia, who duly rifled into the left-hand side of the goal for the breakthrough.

Athletic were then awarded a penalty on 35 minutes after a Jeison Murillo foul in the area, but Aritz Aduriz's spot kick was parried away by Neto.

Despite their spurned first-half opportunities, Jose Angel Ziganda's charges regrouped and drew level on 49 minutes.

Oscar de Marcos showed good technique to produce a first-time effort from just outside the box that beat Neto and nestled inside the right post.

Simone Zaza came close to firing Valencia ahead again moments after the restart, but the Italian's shot was kept out by Kepa Arrizabalaga.

From then on the better chances fell to the Basques, but Aduriz and Raul Garcia failed to hit the target from good positions as the final whistle blew on a draw.

The result means that Valencia remain fourth in the La Liga table, a point and a place behind Real Madrid, while Athletic remain 12th in the standings.

ATHLETIC BILBAO (4-2-3-1): Arrizabalaga; de Marcos, Nunez, Inigo Martinez, Saborit; Benat, San Jose; Susaeta (Williams 63'), García (Lekue 77'), Cordoba; Aduriz

VALENCIA (4-4-2): Neto; Vezo, Gabriel, Murillo, Gaya; Torres (Guedes 75'), Parejo, Kondogbia, Coquelin; Vietto (Rodrigo 71'), Zaza (Soler 83')

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1594241192231
2Sevilla1584327161128
3Atletico MadridAtletico1577121101128
4Real Madrid158252319426
5AlavesAlaves157351817124
6Levante156452725222
7Real Betis156451617-122
8Getafe155641612421
9GironaGirona145631716121
10Espanyol156361720-321
11Celta Vigo155552824420
12Real Sociedad155551716120
13EibarEibar155461923-419
14Valencia153931212018
15Real Valladolid154651114-318
16Leganes154561519-417
17Villarreal153571519-414
18Athletic Bilbao141851423-911
19Rayo Vallecano152491530-1510
20Huesca1514101230-187

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