Real madrid took Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Primera Liga game this Sunday night in a bid to go top of the table with three points. They started on a front foot when Karim Benzema scored in just 7th minute of the game to put Real madrid in lead and they looked solid going forward until Sabin Merino equalized for Athletic just before the half hour mark. It took best part of full 90 minutes for Real Madrid to finally score when Alvaro Morata came on as second half to score the winner for Real Madrid.
Match Highlights (English)
Real Madrid 1-1 Athletic Bilbao Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
07′ 1 – 0 Karim Benzema opened the scoring for Real Madrid in just 7th minute of the game.
28′ 1 – 1 Sabin Merino got equalizer for Atheltic midway through the first half.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Preview: Real Madrid has been absolute superb at home winning 10 of the 12 home matches and scoring 45 goals while Athletic Bilbao kind of struggle away from home as they have only won 4 of their 12 away games which kind of makes Real Madrid hot favourites to win on Saturday.
Last time these two meet was back in September 2015 when a brace from Karim Benzem earned Real Madrid 2-1 away win against Bilbao at San Memes. Sabin Merino scored Athletic Bilbao’s only goal of he game. Karim Benzema and Ronaldo are expected to start upfront with a packed midfield of Kroose, Modric, Rodriguez and Isco.
As far as the team news is conerned Real madrid will still be without Gareth Bale who continue his recovery but apart from that Zidane’s done have any major/fresh injury worries. He might have a little headech of deciding whether to play Isco and Rodriguez in the starting lineup or go with one of them and put another midfielder alongside Kroos and Modric. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday.
Match Predictions: Its hard to bet against Real Madrid right now conidering the form of Karim Benzema and Ronaldo are in. At home Madrid have scored 15 goals in the last 3 leagues and I expect another goal frenzy with Real Madrid winning by atleast 2 goal.
Real Madrid got themselves back into the second position in the league with a superb win over Athletico Bilbao on Saturday. An early goal from Cristiano Ronaldo put them 1-0 up but Javier Eraso goal got Bilbao back on level terms momentarily only for Rodriguez and Kroos to make it 3-1 just before the break. Ronaldo added the fourth late in second half to win the game for Real Madrid. We will have the match highlights of this game right here on this page after the match.
This was Real Madrid’s fourth consecutive home game where they score 4 or more goals and this win keeps them in touching distance with the top two. Next up is a away game against AS Roma in the champions league first knockout round during midweek.
Real Madrid 4-2 Athletic Bilbao – Match Highlights
[ Spanish Primera Liga – Saturday, 13 February 2016 ]
- Cristiano Ronaldo’s superb turn and finish got Real Madrid into early lead:
- Javier Eraso scored after Verane and Keylor Navas mixed up in the box:
- James Rodriguez found the back of the net with a superb shot outside of the foot:
- Roni Kroos made it 3-1 just before the break after some nice passing move involving Ronaldo:
- Ronaldo added fourth for Real madrid and go top of the Pichichi race: