Valencia: Striker Aritz Aduriz scored two goals to help Athletic Bilbao win 2-1 at Levante on Monday, strengthening the Basque side's hold on fourth place in the Spanish league.
Bilbao's second victory in six games restored their six-point advantage over fifth-place Sevilla.
"Today was a very important game because all the rest of the way the games will be like this," said Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde. "Sevilla, Real (Sociedad), are coming on strong. It will be tough from here on in."