Deportivo La Coruña got a key win in its bid to avoid relegation, topping host Athletic Bilbao 3-2 in Spanish football league action at San Mames.
Raul Garcia pulled one back for Athletic shortly after the start of the second half on a header off a corner kick by captain Markel Susaeta, but Deportivo's Borja Valle stretched the lead back to two when he scored on yet another Perez cross.
The final goal came on a corner kick by Susaeta that went into the goal without being touched by a player from either side.
Depor now has 26 points after its second straight La Liga win.
Although it is in third-to-last place in La Liga and still in the relegation zone, the club is now just five points behind Levante, which has a difficult away match versus Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
The two teams currently on course for a berth in the 2018-2019 Europa League - Real Betis and Villarreal - have 52 points and 48 points, respectively, with six games remaining in the current La Liga campaign.--IANS
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