Wednesday's La Liga match saw Atlético Madrid edge past Athletic Bilbao at the San Mamés. Diego Simeone's side had to use two second-half goals from Ángel Correa (53'), and Yannick Carrasco (73') to beat Bilbao and extended their unbeaten La Liga run to five matches. Atletico Madrid was fantastic throughout the encounter as they made several offensive assaults on Bilbao's half but missed some of their clear chances in front of goal. It was Raul Garcia that scored the consolation for Athletic Bilbao in the 90'+ minutes. With this outcome, Athletic Bilbao is eighth with seven points, while Atlético Madrid lies third in the table with eleven points.

Here's the match report in details.

Athletic Bilbao outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Kepa Arrizabalaga 7.89). Defender - Íñigo Lekue (6.55), Aymeric Laporte (6.47), Unai Núñez (6.65), Mikel Balenziaga (6.90). Midfielder - Mikel San José (6.88), Ander Iturraspe (6.47), Markel Susaeta (six points), Raul García (7.57), Iker Muniain (6.50). Forward - Aritz Aduriz (5.59). Used substitutes - Beñat Etxebarria (6.59), Iñaki Williams (5.80), Iñigo Córdoba (six points).

Team's strength and weakness: José Ángel Ziganda's men created goal bound chances from the flanks and often lost possession. Aduriz missed a penalty that could've changed the game.

Style of play: Athletic Bilbao played long and short passes with space.

Atlético Madrid outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Jan Oblak (eight points). Defender - José Giménez (7.19), Stefan Savic (6.50), Diego Godín (seven points), Filipe Luis (6.71). Midfielder - Koke (7.69), Thomas Partey (6.88), Saúl Ñíguez (7.43), Nicolás Gaitán (6.59). Forward - Ángel Correa (seven points), Antoine Griezmann (8.19).

Used substitutes - Yannick Carrasco (7.25), Lucas Hernández (5.87), Gabi (six points).

Team's strength and weakness: Atlético Madrid often stole the ball from Bilbao players and created goalscoring opportunities from through balls. However, they gave away a lot of free-kicks within their half. Oblak secured the victory with a stunning penalty save during the first half.

Style of play: Diego Simeone's men largely launched attacks down the left flank and had a high shot frequency when in possession.

Man of the Match

Antoine Griezmann was in a fine form for Atlético Madrid as he made significant contributions in Atletico's triumph. The France international provided an assist, made four key passes and completed a total of fifty-two touches.

Week 6 fixtures

Athletic Bilbao will hit the road to face Malaga on Saturday 23 September. The same day, Atlético Madrid will play host to Sevilla FC.