The Levante gave another example of strength by defeating Athletic Bilbao (3-1) in a match in which the Basque team, despite early lead, barely had stuck and was conditioned by the numerical inferiority with we face the second period. The expulsion of the visitor Laporte in the 43rd minute, with the score 1-1, and the second goal for Levante, still before the break, were key in a match where the home team overcame well the initial goal Aduriz and took advantage of the spaces after the break to win the match. Athletic showed little in attack before the break, while in the second part of the match was put uphill and could not level.
The Levant, despite not starting well, focused mediated the first part and won without troubles. The shock almost started with a goal from Aduriz, who nodded wisely Iraola center when both teams were still taking positions on the pitch. The prominence both in the game gave the Basque team during the first fifteen minutes of play, in which the Levant was not able to give his rival replica. That was until, in the 15th minute, a good penetration Iborra was topped by Roger and rightly rejected by Iraizoz. That action spurred the Levant, which balanced the forces on the pitch. Perhaps the Athletic had the ball more, but arrivals from the Levant, with his usual direct football, were becoming more frequent, until in a counter, Lell lateral penetration led to the equalizer.
The party had claimed and had interest in the game and leveled the score, but that was the Levant, especially standing base balls, came closest to a goal Athletic could not create a hazard. When the party was approaching the break (m.43), there was the key play of the game. Laporte demolished as last defender Roger and was expelled. Although not ended in a goal kick, the next play, with the participation Ballesteros and David Navarro, led the 2-1, marking Iborra head. With a one goal lead for Levante, a man down in the Athletic and Amorebieta in the field to replace Muniain came to rest. The second half was back and forth.
The Levante had no particular interest in launching the attack and Athletic sought a balance between the need to achieve a tie and no stripping of his behind for the party not be definitively resolved. There were few clear arrivals to both goals and highlighted a superb individual action Ander Herrera who was near the goal and a one on one of Roger that Iraizoz thwarted. It was in any case the most Athletic wore out. The 3-1 achieved by strong El Zhar shot ended the game. Got the feeling, after that goal, the game was over. Both teams lost and shock intensity reached its conclusion without further history.