Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Chaos in La Liga as Atletico cedes advantage to Barcelona
|Athletic Bilbao beat Atletico Madrid to throw the title race open for a four horse race. (Photo credit: La Liga Inside)|
La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid's title bid was de-railed again as they were beaten 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, offering Barcelona the chance to go top of the table next week.
Beyond the win for Athletic Bilbao, it was a special night for Inaki Williams who made his 195th consecutive La Liga appearances and now only second behind Real Sociedad’s shot stopper.
Diego Simeone's pacesetters went for the winner but were caught out down the other end when Athletic defender Inigo Martinez headed home from a corner in the 86th minute.
Atletico still lead the table on 73 points but third-placed Barca, on 71 after beating Villareal 2-1 earlier on Sunday, can go clear at the top if they beat Granada on Thursday.
They missed several chances to increase their lead before halftime against a passive and disjointed Atletico.