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Athletic recover to beat Valladolid and go fourth

Published: Monday 20 January 2014, 23.57CET
Athletic Club extended their unbeaten home record and regained fourth spot in emphatic style, though for much of the night Real Valladolid CF looked set for an upset.
Athletic recover to beat Valladolid and go fourth
Ibai Gómez celebrates after putting Athletic Club 3-1 up ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Monday 20 January 2014, 23.57CET

Athletic recover to beat Valladolid and go fourth

Athletic Club extended their unbeaten home record and regained fourth spot in emphatic style, though for much of the night Real Valladolid CF looked set for an upset.

Athletic Club struck four goals in the last 25 minutes as they came from behind to beat struggling Real Valladolid CF 4-2 and regain fourth spot in Spain.

The visitors led for much of the night after Óscar González made the most of his good fortune when a shot was deflected into his path early on. So it remained until midway through the second half, Diego Mariño helping repel wave after wave of Athletic attacks before the pressure told. Ibai Gómez capitalised on a lapse by the Valladolid goalkeeper to equalise – then came the deluge.

Within ten minutes the home side were ahead, Óscar de Marcos heading in from close range, and the excellent Gómez and Ander Herrera made it 4-1 to seal a ninth home Liga win of the season (their other two matches at San Mamés were draws). Athletic return to fourth position while Valladolid, who pulled one back through Valdet Rama late on, stay third from bottom. They have won just one of their last 18 league away games.

Last updated: 21/01/14 12.06CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 20/01/2014 23:50 CET

20/01/2014

AthleticAthletic4-2ValladolidValladolid

Ibai Gómez 65, 82, De Marcos 75, Ander Herrera 86

Óscar González 15, Rama 90+1

Venue: Bilbao

19/01/2014

AtléticoAtlético1-1SevillaSevilla

Villa 18

Rakitić 73 (P)

Venue: Madrid

19/01/2014

LevanteLevante1-1BarcelonaBarcelona

Vyntra 10

Piqué 19

Venue: Valencia

19/01/2014

VillarrealVillarreal2-0AlmeríaAlmería

Uche 3, Bruno Soriano 87 (P)

Venue: Castellon

19/01/2014

GetafeGetafe2-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Marica 28, Pedro León 52

Agirretxe 4, 16

Venue: Madrid

18/01/2014

EspanyolEspanyol1-0CeltaCelta

Sergio García 88

Venue: Barcelona

18/01/2014

GranadaGranada0-0OsasunaOsasuna

Venue: Granada

18/01/2014

ElcheElche2-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Albácar 19 (P), Márquez 79

Venue: Elche

18/01/2014

BetisBetis0-5Real MadridReal Madrid

Ronaldo 10, Bale 25, Benzema 45+1, Di María 62, Morata 90

Venue: Sevilla

17/01/2014

MálagaMálaga0-0ValenciaValencia

Venue: Malaga

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