Gomez Perez Ibai (Ath Bilbao) gets to the ball in the penalty box and immediately fires a first-time effort. He didn't hit the ball properly and skies it high over the crossbar.
Gaizka Garitano decides to make a substitution. Markel Susaeta will be replaced by Gomez Perez Ibai (Ath Bilbao).
Esteban Granero (Espanyol) sees a yellow card. He should be more careful because one more challenge like that could result in a red card.
Mikel San Jose (Ath Bilbao) gets the ball and drives a shot high over the bar from the edge of the area.
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Hernan Perez trots off the pitch and is replaced by Victor Sanchez (Espanyol).
Javi Lopez (Espanyol) commits a minor foul to interrupt the attacking move of his opponent and is warned by the referee that he will get a yellow card if he does it again. Ath Bilbao win a free kick and will be able to apply some pressure on the opposition goal.
Hernan Perez (Espanyol) was too forceful with his tackle and Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes interrupted the game to signal a free kick. Ath Bilbao have been awarded a free kick.
Here is a change. Dani Garcia is going off and Gaizka Garitano gives the last tactical orders to Benat (Ath Bilbao).
Raul Garcia (Ath Bilbao) latches on to a pass on the edge of the box, but he can't get any power into the shot and fails to trouble Diego Lopez.
A substitution has been made. Lei Wu is replaced by Javi Puado (Espanyol).
What a big chance! Lei Wu (Espanyol) picks up an inch-perfect pass inside the box and fires the ball well wide of the left post.
Iker Muniain (Ath Bilbao) tries to find Yuri Berchiche, but he puts too much power on the through ball. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Espanyol.
Markel Susaeta (Ath Bilbao) puts a dangerous cross into the box, but the corner is cleared by the first man.
Raul Garcia (Ath Bilbao) whips the ball in, but it fails to reach any of his teammates as the opposition's defence averts the threat. Good work from Ath Bilbao as they win a corner.
Yeray Alvarez (Ath Bilbao) plays in a hopeful cross, but it doesn't find its way to any of the attacking players.
Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes blows his whistle after Hernan Perez (Espanyol) brings one of his opponents down with a strong tackle. Ath Bilbao are awarded the free kick.
Facundo Ferreyra (Espanyol) times his run too early and the linesman raises his flag for offside.
There will be a change on the pitch for the second half. Gaizka Garitano probably wasn't satisfied with the performance of Inaki Williams (Ath Bilbao). He is replaced by Kenan Kodro.
The second half has just started.
There will be nothing more to see in the first half. The whistle blowing of Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes has ended it.
Yuri Berchiche (Ath Bilbao) fouls his opponent and receives a yellow card from the referee, but he is clearly not happy with the decision.
We will have 1 min. of added time.
Today's referee Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes rightly decides to book Oscar Melendo (Espanyol) for his harsh tackle.
Inaki Williams (Ath Bilbao) is unable to feed a through ball into the path of his teammates.
Ath Bilbao take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with a nice clearance by the defence.
Markel Susaeta (Ath Bilbao) receives a clever pass and shoots from mid-range. His shot looks like it's going into the roof of the net, but Diego Lopez has other ideas and makes a brilliant save. Ath Bilbao have a corner.
Markel Susaeta (Ath Bilbao) delivers a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, an opposition defender is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance.
The free kick into the box finds Lei Wu (Espanyol), who directs his header into the middle of the goal, but the keeper pulls off a fantastic reflex save. Great goalkeeping.
Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes interrupts the game for a tactical foul by Inigo Martinez (Ath Bilbao). Espanyol earn a free kick.
A yellow card for a tackle by Dani Garcia (Ath Bilbao). Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes doesn't hesitate at all to make this decision.
Ath Bilbao seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. Great movement by the offensive players allows the defenders to set up the attack.
Raul Garcia (Ath Bilbao) displays brilliant awareness inside the six-yard box and leaps high to meet the free kick. He tries to put his header into the left side of the target, but Diego Lopez keeps the ball out.
Markel Susaeta (Ath Bilbao) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
The linesman raises his flag for offside before Inaki Williams (Ath Bilbao) heads on.
Markel Susaeta (Ath Bilbao) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger.
Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes shows the yellow card to Mario Hermoso (Espanyol) for a heavy challenge.
Raul Garcia (Ath Bilbao) commits a rough foul. Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes stops the game and makes a call.
Inaki Williams (Ath Bilbao) has a big opportunity to score! He climbs highest deep inside the penalty box and strikes a powerful header towards the goal. Next time he should aim better as his effort flies narrowly over the bar.
Facundo Ferreyra (Espanyol) sees a yellow card from Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
Rough tackle by Hernan Perez (Espanyol). The referee blows his whistle for a foul. A free kick to Ath Bilbao.
Hernan Perez (Espanyol) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him.
Oscar de Marcos (Ath Bilbao) does his best to latch onto a cross into the box, but he can't get to the ball. The ball goes out of play and Espanyol will have a goal kick.
Ath Bilbao slow the tempo of the game down by exchanging a combination of one or two touch passes. The opposition's players are finding it very difficult at the moment, very physically demanding to run without the ball.
GOAL! A cross into the box is headed down by Lei Wu and Facundo Ferreyra (Espanyol) does brilliantly to get to the ball and fire home. 0:1.
Raul Garcia (Ath Bilbao) trips an opponent with a slide tackle. Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes stops the game and he could give him a card, but eventually decides on just a warning. Espanyol have a free kick.
Mikel San Jose (Ath Bilbao) serves up a nice cross, but Diego Lopez punches the ball away.
Javi Lopez (Espanyol) sends a teasing cross into the area, but Iago Herrerin intercepts the ball.
Oscar de Marcos (Ath Bilbao) robs an opponent of the ball and explodes in anger when Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes blows for a foul. Espanyol have a free kick.
Here we go, today's match is starting right now.
Ath Bilbao will kick-off.
Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes will referee today's match.
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