Athletic put five past Las Palmas

Athletic Bilbao maintained their pursuit of securing a Europa League spot when they clobbered Las Palmas 5-1 in Friday's La Liga clash at the San Mames Barria.

Mikel San Jose got the scoring underway in the seventh minute after good work from Ander Iturraspe. Two minutes later it was 2-0 when winger Iker Muniain slotted home.

However, the away side got back into the contest in the 12th minute when Pedro Bigas headed home. Nonetheless, the glut of goals continued in the 18th minute as Aritz Aduriz found the back of the net from Inaki Williams' assist.

There were no more goals until the 58th minute when Muniain completed his brace. A minute later, Mikel San Jose provided the assist for Aduriz, who got his second goal as the scoreline stretched to 5-1.