Athletic smash Almeria

Ander Herrera netted against Almeria. Credit: PA

The performance of the day in Li Liga came from Athletic Bilbao, who hammered Almeria 6-1 to tighten their grip on fourth place.

Midfielder Mikel Rico opened the scoring with just six minutes played and Ander Herrera doubled the lead just four minutes later.

Aymeric Laporte made it 3-0 just after the half-hour mark, but Helder Barbosa gave Francisco Javier Rodriguez's side faint hope by scoring before half-time.However, further goals from Aritz Aduriz put the hosts further ahead and a double from substitute Ibai Gomez completed the rout.

Player profile: Ander Herrera

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