Real Madrid continued their imperious form as they recorded 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames on Sunday afternoon with the victory, Los Blancos is now seven points clear ahead of arch-rivals Barcelona who has a game in hand against Villarreal later in the evening.
Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao played an end to end attacking game with both sides aiming to break the deadlock with La Liga leaders missing out the opportunity to get the lead from Marco Asensio free-kick but Athletico Bilbo prove t be a force to reckon with after they almost got the opener with Inaki Williams forcing Thibaut Courtious to a great save.
Athletic Bilbao defender Alvarez Yeray was forced off after 20 minute of play due to a calf injury and was replaced by Nunez Unai as Real Madrid continue to launch an attack at the home team.
Bilbao need to keep their hope for European football ambition alive as the aim to take the game to Real Madrid.
Real Madrid finally earned their marked from Sergio Ramos’ sport kick after Marcelo was stamped by an opponent defender in the area in the 70th minute of the encounter.
Zidane introduced Vinicius and Lucas Vazquez as he withdrew Marco Asensio and Rodrygo Goes with just 19 minutes left as he looked to adjust his tactics.
Real Madrid reduced the tempo of the game with just 10 minutes to go as they aim to wrap up the game with Zidane introducing Toni Kroos in place of Fede Valverde.
Real Madrid has now gone six games unbeaten as they maintained 100percent record since the La Liga restart.
Up next for Zidane’s men is the game against Alaves on Friday.