Marcelo Bielsa's Athletic Bilbao put their opening two defeats of the season behind them by beating Real Valladolid 2-0 at the San Mames.
Aritz Aduriz and Markel Susaeta both scored in the second half to send Los Leones soaring up the table into a more familiar 14th place.
"This [win] will be valuable if it's a starting point," Bielsa told AS. "Just having interrupted a sequence of two defeats is good for now."
After the game, Susaeta admitted that bagging their first three points had lifted a great weight from the team's shoulders.
"They are three very important points and the way we began the season produced many doubts," the goalscorer declared. "Goals and peace have come and at the end of the game, the team has been released [from tension]."