R Madrid’s 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, was hard fought at the Estadio San Mames. Athletic Bilbao were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last game 1-0 to Huesca. RMA were coming off the back of a 4-1 win against Granada. After today’s result, Athletic Bilbao are currently 9th with 46 points from 37 matches, while RMA sit in 2nd, with 81 points from 37.
Following a goalless first half, RMA continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Nacho giving Los Blancos the lead, 68 minutes in, leaving the final score at 1-0.
For Athletic Bilbao, Mikel Vesga, Asier Villalibre, Raul Garcia, Unai Lopez and Ibai Gomez, came on for Dani Garcia, Inaki Williams, Jon Morcillo, Oihan Sancet and Unai Vencedor. RMA replaced Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo for Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard.
The referee booked six players. Alex Berenguer, Raul Garcia and Inigo Martinez from Athletic Bilbao, who saw yellow cards and Raul Garcia, sent off with a red, as well as for RMA Nacho and Federico Valverde received yellows.
|Athletic Bilbao:||Unai Simon, Oscar De Marcos, Yeray Alvarez, Inigo Martinez, Mikel Balenziaga, Alex Berenguer, Dani Garcia (Mikel Vesga, min.64), Unai Vencedor (Ibai Gomez, min.72), Jon Morcillo (Raul Garcia, min.65), Inaki Williams (Asier Villalibre, min.64) and Oihan Sancet (Unai Lopez, min.72)|
|R Madrid:||Thibaut Courtois, Alvaro Odriozola, Nacho, Eder Militao, Miguel Gutierrez, Luka Modric, Federico Valverde, Casemiro, Rodrygo (Eden Hazard, min.77), Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior (Marco Asensio, min.59)|
|Stadium:||the Estadio San Mames|
|Goals:||Nacho (0-1, min. 68)|