Atletico Madrid extended their advantage at the top of La Liga to six points as Diego Simeone’s side came from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao.

Luis Suarez’s penalty, his 18th league goal of the season, sealed the victory after the Uruguayan had been fouled by Unai Nunez shortly after half-time.

Iker Muniain gave Bilbao the lead when he slotted in Inaki Williams’ cut-back.

Marcos Llorente restored parity for Atletico in first-half injury-time, when he headed in Thomas Lemar’s cross.

Atletico, held to a 1-1 draw with city rivals Real Madrid on Sunday, are now six clear of Barcelona and eight ahead of defending champions Real with 12 games remaining.

Simeone’s side are away to Getafe on Saturday, before travelling to face Chelsea in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie next Wednesday. They trail the Premier League side 1-0.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

13Oblak

23Trippier15Savic18Felipe22Hermoso

14Llorente6Koke11Lemar

7Sequeira9Suárez21Carrasco

  • 13Oblak
  • 23Trippier
  • 15Savic
  • 18FelipeBooked at 43mins
  • 22Hermoso
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forKondogbiaat 88′minutes
  • 6Koke
  • 11LemarSubstituted forSaúlat 67′minutes
  • 7SequeiraSubstituted forCorreaat 67′minutes
  • 9SuárezSubstituted forTorreiraat 72′minutes
  • 21CarrascoSubstituted forLodi dos Santosat 89′minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Grbic
  • 4Kondogbia
  • 5Torreira
  • 8Saúl
  • 10Correa
  • 12Lodi dos Santos
  • 19Dembele
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 24Vrsaljko

Ath Bilbao

Formation 4-4-2

1Simón

18De Marcos3Núñez5Álvarez17Berchiche

12Berenguer Remiro8López6Vesga10Muniain

9Williams22García

  • 1Simón
  • 18De MarcosBooked at 38minsSubstituted forCapaat 80′minutes
  • 3Núñez
  • 5Álvarez
  • 17Berchiche
  • 12Berenguer Remiro
  • 8LópezSubstituted forVencedorat 73′minutes
  • 6VesgaBooked at 41minsSubstituted forGarcía Carrilloat 59′minutes
  • 10MuniainSubstituted forMorcilloat 80′minutes
  • 9Williams
  • 22GarcíaSubstituted forVillalibreat 73′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Morcillo
  • 7Gómez
  • 13Ezkieta
  • 14García Carrillo
  • 15Lekue
  • 16Sancet
  • 19Zarraga
  • 20Villalibre
  • 21Capa
  • 24Balenziaga
  • 26Vicente
  • 27Vencedor
Referee:
Jesús Gil Manzano

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Atletico Madrid 2, Athletic Club 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Atletico Madrid 2, Athletic Club 1.

  3. Foul by Jon Morcillo (Athletic Club).

  4. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Yeray Álvarez (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Foul by Stefan Savic (Atletico Madrid).

  7. Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Ander Capa (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Foul by Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid).

  10. Attempt saved. Unai Núñez (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Berenguer with a cross.

  11. Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

  12. Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Renan Lodi replaces Yannick Carrasco.

  13. Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Geoffrey Kondogbia replaces Marcos Llorente.

  14. Foul by Jon Morcillo (Athletic Club).

  15. Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Attempt missed. Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ángel Correa following a fast break.

  17. Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Mario Hermoso.

  18. Substitution, Athletic Club. Jon Morcillo replaces Iker Muniain.

  19. Substitution, Athletic Club. Ander Capa replaces Óscar De Marcos.

  20. Corner, Atletico Madrid. Conceded by Dani García.