Nov 3, 2013 at 4pm UK at ​Vicente Calderon Stadium
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
2-0
Athletic Bilbao
Villa (33'), Costa (42')
Miranda (6'), Godin (23'), Juanfran (60'), Costa (74'), Garcia (76')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Iraola (27'), Muniain (44'), Moran (64')
Moran (82')

Result: Atletico Madrid secure 11th league win

Atletico Madrid run 2-0 winners against Athletic Bilbao in La Liga.

Atletico Madrid have beaten Athletic Bilbao to earn their 11th La Liga win of the season.

There was little in the way of chances early in the first half and it wasn't until the 22nd minute that Diego Costa fired wide of the post after skipping past two defenders.

David Villa then had an even better chance to open the scoring, but couldn't beat Gorka Iraizoz.

The former Barcelona player then curled one over the bar as Atletico began to take control.

However, Villa wasn't to be denied and a few minutes later as he smashed the ball into the bottom corner with the aid of a slight deflection.

It was 2-0 to the home side just before half time. Costa burst into the Bilbao box and slid his effort into the bottom corner.

Diego Costa of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's 2nd goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Athletic Club at Vicente Calderon stadium on November 3, 2013© Getty Images

Villa almost got this second of the match, latching on to Costa's pass, but his effort went over the crossbar.

His strike partner Costa also went close, firing over after collecting the ball in the Bilbao box.

Bilbao's task got even harder 10 minutes before the end when Erik Moran was sent off for a second bookable offence.

However, Iker Muniain went close for the away side, curling an effort wide of the post.

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Atletico Madrid's forward David Villa celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Betis at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on October 27, 2013
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CBarcelona38289199297093
2Atletico MadridAtletico382310558223679
3Real Madrid382210694445076
4Valencia38227965382773
5Villarreal38187135750761
6Real Betis38186146061-160
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16Athletic Bilbao381013154149-843
17Leganes38127193451-1743
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RLas PalmasLas Palmas3857262474-5022
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