After losing to Espanyol Barcelona the day before (1-0), Athletic Bilbao completely forgot about this mistake by returning to success in Elche Park, on Sunday. A deflection against the Mercau camp soon allowed the Basques to benefit (1-0, 9). Thanks to a penalty, Sansett allowed Bilbao to rest, before Williams put his team safe in less than 30 minutes (3-0, 14 and 22).
At the end of the first half, Berenguer signed the Basque victory (4-0, 44th place) and Pons’ downgrading changed nothing (4-1, 59). And in the standings, Athletic returned to fourth place before receiving Rayo Vallecano. Elche, penultimate with just one point in five days, will have to show a better face at Barcelona’s Camp Nou.