Sevilla lose to Athletic Bilbao, miss chance to go top

Monday 3rd November , 2014 9:40 am

Sevilla missed the opportunity to go top of La Liga as they were beaten by Athletic Bilbao at San Mames.

The visitors had won seven of their last eight league matches, but went behind when Aritz Aduriz finished powerfully from Markel Susaeta’s cross.

Bilbao continued to create the best chances, but Aymeric Laporte hit a free-kick wide and Susaeta’s angled drive was saved by goalkeeper Beto.

The defeat leaves Sevilla fourth, two points behind leaders Real Madrid.

Sevilla have only won La Liga once – in 1945-46 – but their bright start to the season had raised supporters’ hopes that they could be in title contention.

However, Unai Emery’s side disappointed against Bilbao, recording only one shot on target.

This result, and Valencia’s 3-1 win at Villarreal, means the top five teams in La Liga are separated by two points.


Sevilla finished fifth in La Liga last season and won the Europa League title

Aritz Aduriz

Aritz Aduriz’s goal for Athletic Bilbao was his fourth La Liga goal of the season

Athletic Bilbao v Sevilla

Athletic Bilbao’s victory takes them up to 11th in La Liga after a poor start to the season

Source: BBC Sport