Centre-back Fabricio Fuentes netted the only goal of the game in the second half as Villarreal made it five wins in six league matches this season, and 13 in their last 14 stretching back to the last campaign.
Villarreal have not been totally unstoppable though, as proved by Real Madrid´s remarkable 5-0 win at El Madrigal earlier this month, and Athletic gave the ´Yellow Submarine´ plenty of food for thought in this match.
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