Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid. As it happened

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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid. As it happened

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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid. As it happened

It's over

Real Madrid earn three hard-fought points at a difficult stadium. Benzema and Casemiro got the goals for the visitors, while Athletic's goal came from an Aduriz header.

Keylor Navas booked for time wasting

Dangerous free kick for Athletic...

Real Madrid defending well

Athletic struggling to get past Real's line of pressure now.

5 muntes to go

Morata comes on for Benzema. Raul Garcia gives way to Susaeta.

Mikel Rico on for Beñat

Ronaldo comes off to give way to Isco

Athletic insist

Long spell of possession from Athletic. Real Madrid sit back and wait.

What a chance for Real!

Marcelo fired over the bar after a good move from the visitors.

Yellow card for Kroos

Strong challenge from the German on Laporte.

Real Madrid ahead again

Minutes after Athletic scoring, Casemiro puts Madrid ahead again. Kroos took the corner kick, Ronaldo got the flick at the near post, and the ball falls to an unmarked Casemiro. Terrible defensive mistake from the home side.


Athletic equalise!

Athletic were making merits to equalise. Williams crossed from the right, Raul Garcia at the back post headed back across the box, and Aduriz levels.


What a save from Navas!

Again down the right, De Marcos squared the ball for Williams, and Keylor was quick to get down and stop the low shot.

Real Madrid substitution

Luvas Vazquez comes on for Modric. Quiet game from the Croatian play-maker.

30 minutes to go...

Athletic insists down the right-hand side, where Marcelo is struggling with Williams' runs. Muniain comes on for Lekue.

Athletic seek an equaliser

Another corner kick for the home side. They are really pushing to draw level.

First chance for Athletic!

Aduriz's header is turned away by Ramos. Keylor Navas could have reached.

And we're off!

We're back!

Both teams jump back onto the pitch. Real Madrid will kick off the second half.


Real Madrid lead 1-0 at the break. Athletic began the game well but gradually cooled down and allowed Madrid to counter. Lots of action to come in the second half!

Benzema down!

The striker is on the ground. It looks like a knee injury.

3 minutes to go

It was a brilliant start to the game with a very energetic Athletic side. Real Madrid took over later on in the half and managed a goal. The game has cooled down in the final minutes of the first half.

Madrid yellow card!

Yellow for Casemiro now for an elbow on Aduriz. The match is really heating up now.

Things heat up!

The players get into a bit of a row, with ends with the referee showing yellow to Aduriz and Carvajal.

Real Madrid take the lead!

Real Madrid have not been the strongest side in this game, but that is why they are so dangerous. Simple move which saw Casemiro with a long ball for Ronaldo, who fed it through to Benzema. The Frenchman finished well. 8th LaLiga goal for him.


Chance for Madrid!

Kroos curled in a free kick and Ramos unusually headed wide. Valverde will not be happy with the defending of that set-piece. Ramos was unmarked.

Double chance!

Raul Garcia brings down Beñat's cross for Yeray and he misses just yards out. Real Madrid break and Cristiano forces a brilliant save from Kepa at the other end.

Iturraspe header over the bar!

Athletic look to be a bit more eager to win the game. Real Madrid not working hard enough.

Goal disallowed!

Ronaldo had finished off a good run from Carvajal, but he was offside.

Athletic take over

Lekue making some good runs down the left. Raul Garcia had the first clear chance for Athletic who are beginning to press.

We're underway

Surging start from the home side, claiming possession and edging closer to Real's box.

Athletic get the ball rolling!

Great atmosphere at San Mames. You can tell it is a special match between to historic LaLiga clubs.

Both teams emerge from the tunnel!

Concentration faces from both sides. They are aware of the importance of this match.

Follow live updates from San Mames for matchweek 28 in LaLiga. Real Madrid visit a ground that has proven difficult for them in the past, and victory is imperative in their bid to achieve league glory.

Athletic are currently sitting at seventh, and a victory could bring them closer to European qualification. Real Madrid lead the table, two points ahead of Barcelona who, incidentally, are the only team to have won in Bilbao back in August.

The official line-ups for today's match:

Athletic: Kepa; De Marcos, Yeray, Laporte, Balenziaga; Lekue, Iturraspe, Raúl García, Beñat, Williams; Aduriz.

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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