Athletic Club Bilbao continued their push for a European qualifying spot with a comfortable victory at a much-changed Celta Vigo.

Raul Garcia gave the visitors the lead in the 35th minute and then added a deserved second five minutes after the break before substitute Mikel Rico scored a late third.

The Galicians fielded a weakened side ahead of their Europa League semi final first leg against Manchester United on Thursday with this loss marking their fifth defeat in their last six in La Liga.

The result lifted Bilbao back above their Basque rivals Real Sociedad by a point into sixth place, just one point behind fifth-placed Villarreal.