Two goals by Casemiro and Benzema help Real Madrid beat the tough Basque side on San Mames, as they stretch their lead at the top of the La Liga table to 5 points.
Athletic had won 16 and drawn three of 19 games they played home since their last defeat against Barcelona, which was a big heads up for Real Madrid before the match.
Cristiano Ronaldo exploited the home side’s high defensive line in the 25th minute, as he raced through before crossing for Karim Benzema to score his 16th goal of the season. Valverde’s team had plenty of possession without threatening Real’s goal too often, but Aduriz capitalised on a rare moment of bad defending to head his team level midway through the second half.
Luckily for Real, Casemiro answered just three minutes later, tapping in a goal from close range after being left alone at a corner to secure Los Blancos’s 13th win in 15 league meetings with the Basque side. If you’d like to find out some trustable tips, make sure to visit FootballBets.tips.
This result gives Zinedine Zidane’s team some breathing space, as players head into the international break and leaves Barca needing a good result against Valencia to keep their hopes in the title race.