Not often tested seriously and handled the routine tasks well.
Did everything right defensively and often drifted infield to help snuff out the danger from the opposition effectively.
Like Gurpegui, his defensive partner, Laporte took care of whatever came his way, and never looked under too much stress by the opposition attack.
Defended his flank excellently, preventing the likes of Sanchez from finding any space to run in behind, or space in front to pick out a cross.
Dealt with everything that came his way at the back, and took a no-nonsense approach to defending that served his side well.
A constant menace out on the flanks, as he got past his man numerous times and delivered a handful of delicious crosses into the area, the most important of which set up Muniain's goal. Put in a solid defensive shift to boot, helping out his full back.
Lucky not to be sent off after bringing down Neymar on the run to deny the forward a clear goalscoring opportunity. Solid otherwise.
A little reckless in the middle of the park and he was caught out of position more than once.
Always a threat with his pace and dribbling, but once again, his shooting left a lot to be desired. However, he found his range at just the right moment, sweeping home a Susaeta cross to open the scoring.
Made himself available as a target in the box, and endeavored to attack whatever came his way. Key in unsettling the center backs, as he never stopped pressing.
Saved what was expected of him and could do little on the goal.
Got forward in his usual manner, playing as an auxiliary winger at times, but this endeavor left a few gaps at the back which Susaeta exploited.
Could not get much going outside of the routine in attack and, though he defended decently, he was occasionally troubled by Susaeta.
Beaten to the punch by Toquera a few times and fell apart in the second half, looking rattled against the pressure of the opposition.
Did not have much to occupy his time defensively, but covered the ground in the defensive third well, though he was booked for going in too hard on Muniain.
His positioning was strong, and he was able to get back well and cut out a number of Bilbao advances into his half. Recycled possession efficiently as well.
His passing was not always as accurate as one might expect and, though he still played in the likes of Montoya for shooting opportunities, his defensive side of the game was found lacking, as he lost a few 50-50's.
Involved in a pair of handsome passing sequences at the top of the box, but his good moments were few and far between, as he struggled to make inroads around the back four.
Weaved in and out of traffic impressively at times, but it was more flash than substance. Found wanting for the Athletic goal, as he was robbed deep in his own half by Herrera.
Threatened with his pace, but his play on the ball was lacking. Despite this, he was fouled by Iturraspe when en route to goal, which denied him a clear opportunity for an opener.
Despite plenty of moves off the ball, he was increasingly isolated from the game as he was starved of service.