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With suffering: Real Madrid beat Athletic and is more leader than ever in LaLiga

Dull triumph, but triumph at last. The Real Madrid successfully defended the top of LaLiga Santander, after winning by the slightest difference this Wednesday at Athletic Club Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabéu. The only goal of the match was scored by Karim Benzema, and with a Courtois that was a figure.

The French forward was present and was decisive thanks to his goal at 40 minutes, the fifteenth that marks the team that has scored the most goals in his career, up to 15 in 25 games.

Athletic Club wasted their chances to get ahead on the scoreboard, on two clear occasions by Iñaki Williams and a header by Raúl García that met with a great save from Thibaut Courtois.

The second part did not change much in the process. And a Madrid deconcentrated in defense could pay dearly, but the forwards of the Bilbao team were not fine in the final shot. The ‘whites’ suffered over the end.

With this victory, the Ancelotti team add 36 points and remain firm in first place. On the following day they will face one of their bodyguards, Real Sociedad in San Sebastián.

1-0: Karim Benzema

A ball to Vinicius Junior started the play. The Brazilian faced on the left wing and combined with Modric as a ‘taco’. ‘Vini’ continued almost through the center of the area’s balcony, where Asensio appeared, who tried a shot on goal, which was stopped by Unai Simon.

However, the rebound reached the feet of Modric, who fumbled his shot, but for the interests of Real Madrid, the ball, which always looks for Benzema, reached the right boot of the ‘Gato’, which he defined at will for the first of the meeting.

Benzema scores 1-0 for Real Madrid vs. Athletic. (Video: beIN Sports)

Lucas Vázquez and Zarraga, the surprises in the eleven

The rotations announced by Carlo Ancelotti were not fulfilled against Athletic Club, in the postponed match of the ninth day that hosts the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, with only one change in the Real Madrid eleven with the entry of Lucas Vázquez instead of Dani Carvajal on the right side; while Marcelino García Toral surprises with Oier Zarraga in the center of the field.

The Austrian David Alaba, who did not train with the group on the eve of the game, remains as a starter despite the discomfort he drags on his left knee. Ancelotti, who had admitted that he would make changes, does not touch his midfield and keeps the Brazilian Casemiro, the Croatian Luka Modric and the German Toni Kroos from the start.

Real Madrid vs. Athletic Club: lineups and incidents


Real Madrid vs. Athletic Club: schedules

Mexico – 2:00 pm

Peru – 3:00 pm

Ecuador – 3:00 pm

Colombia – 3:00 pm

Bolivia – 4:00 pm

Venezuela – 4:00 pm

Paraguay – 5:00 pm

Chile – 5:00 pm

Argentina – 5:00 pm

Uruguay – 5:00 pm

Brazil – 5:00 pm

Regarding the match at the Santiago Bernabéu against the Basque team, Ancelotti pointed out that the Belgian Eden Hazard will be with the team, although “He has to improve his condition. Having minutes is clear because it will improve. He has to endure the moment to have more minutes and play more ”.

In addition, Carletto indicated that “Athletic concedes few goals because it is a team that works defensively very well, tries to push up, it is a compact team well organized at the back. Marcelino’s work in all the teams he has trained is that of a coach who gives a very clear identity. The game demands a lot from us, like Sevilla. We must have offensive clarity and a good balance because they are vertical”.

On the other hand, Athletic Club arrives in Madrid in eighth place in the table and as ‘King’ of the tie with eight tables in 14 games, they started the championship well but have lost steam in recent weeks, with four draws and one defeat in the last few weeks. last five dates.

Real Madrid vs. Athletic Club: TV channels

Mexico – Blue to Go Video Everywhere

Peru – ESPN2, Star +

Ecuador – ESPN, Star +

Colombia – ESPN, Star +

Bolivia – ESPN2, Star +

Venezuela – ESPN2, Star +

Paraguay – ESPN2, Star +

Chile – ESPN2, Star +

Argentina – ESPN2, Star +

Uruguay – ESPN2, Star +

Brazil – Now Net e Claro

The Basques have come from conceding a draw in San Mamés against Granada in a match in which the Spanish international center-back Iñigo Martínez, who will not be at the Bernabéu, was sent off.

The match, between both teams that have always played in the highest category of Spanish football, was postponed in its day by the call of the South American players of the white club with their teams for the qualifying rounds for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Real Madrid vs. Athletic Club: old clashes

16.05.21 – Athletic Club 0: 1 Real Madrid

14.01.21 – Real Madrid 1: 2 Athletic Club

12/15/20 – Real Madrid 3-1 Athletic Club

05.07.20 – Athletic Club 0: 1 Real Madrid

12.22.19 – Real Madrid 0: 0 Athletic Club

Real Madrid vs. Athletic Club: location

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