Atletico visits San Mamés, where they blew out Athletic last season

After receiving the visit of Racing de Santander, Javier Aguirre’s side plays at San Mamés Stadium against an Athletic de Bilbao side that they blew out last season by the score of 1-4. On that occasion, the team from Madrid was far superior to their opponent, with the goals coming from Maxi, Petrov, Agüero and Galletti, with the final one coming from the penalty spot; for the Basque squad, Javi Martinez scored the goal of honour. These two teams have faced each other in a League match in Bilbao 70 times, with 38 Athletic victories, 18 for Atletico de Madrid and 14 draws. In these matches, the home side has scored 144 goals to 88 for the visitors.