Thanks in particular to a sublime goal from Karim Benzema, Real Madrid won in Bilbao to respond to Barça.
After the small victory of Barça against Getafe (1-0), in the afternoon at the Camp Nou, the Real Madrid also tore himself off to win in the lair of Athletic Bilbao (0-2), Sunday evening, as part of the 18th day of La Liga. The Merengues thus return to 3 lengths from the Catalan leader.
The Ballon d’Or 2022 Karim Benzema allowed the Merengues to open the scoring in the middle of the first period with a sublime left recovery (24th). In this advantageous situation, Carlo Ancelotti’s players proved to be dangerous thanks to the good technical relationship between “KB9” and Marco Asensio.
Bilbao close to equalization
But the Basque Lions gradually took over and made the Madrid team suffer, putting pressure on Thibaut Courtois’ goal. Ernesto Valverde’s men didn’t miss much to equalise. A goal from Inaki Williams was canceled for offside (78th).
It was finally Toni Kroos who doubled the bet for Real with a well-placed shot (90th). The German midfielder as well as Luka Modric had been relegated to the bench by their Italian coach, Eduardo Camavinga forming the midfield with Federico Valverde and Dani Ceballos at kick-off.
In a week, Barça will make the short trip to Girona (11th) on Saturday, while Real Madrid will play another La Liga clash against Real Sociedad (3rd with 3 points less) on Sunday evening at the Bernabéu. The race for the title could take a new turn this time around…