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Real Madrid defeated Athletic Bilbao in the 9th round of the Spanish La Liga with the result 1-0, thus cementing themselves at first place on the table with seven points ahead of their city rival Atletico Madrid.
Real came to victory thanks to the incredible Karim Benzema, who scored for 1-0 in the 40th minute, which was his 12th goal this season. In addition, it is worth mentioning that he recorded seven assists and is currently the best player in the Spanish La Liga without a rival. The team from Bilbao could have scored a goal and secure one point, but Sancet in the 76th minute and Vesga in the 85th minute were not accurate.
After this game, Los Blancos remains at the top of the table with 36 points, seven more than Atletico Madrid, which have one game less. In the next match, the Royal Club will play against Real Sociedad, which is third on the table with 29 points, and this will certainly be a real test for Carlo Ancelotti’s team for this part of the season.