Real Madrid 2-0 Athletic Bilbao: La Liga Highlights and results

Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao as Rodrygo scored a brace to put his side eight points clear in La Liga standings.

Jude Bellingham and Brahim Diaz also had fine performances with each assist in each half.


A stunning brace from Rodrygo Goes secured an impressive 2-0 win over Athletic Club for Real Madrid in La Liga on Sunday evening.

The Brazilian star opened the scoring in stunning form inside the opening ten minutes, cannoning the ball into the top corner of the net, before slipping the ball into the bottom left corner late in the second half to secure the win for Madrid.

La Liga standings
La Liga standings after MD29

The win sees Madrid edge closer to the La Liga title, with Los Blancos sitting eight points clear of Barcelona heading into the final eight gameweeks of the 2023/24 season.

With Rodrygo, he is enjoying his best goal-scoring season with 10 league goals.

Real Madrid 2-0 Athletic Bilbao Highlights

Real Madrid needed only seven minutes to find their way into the final third, and they knew how to rock the home fans with stunning fashion. The goal would come courtesy of Rodrygo Goes who, after latching onto a Brahim Diaz pass, jinked in-field from the left and curled the ball beautifully into the far top corner of the net.

After taking the lead, Madrid controlled proceedings with rather impressive ease, pinning Athletic Club back into their defensive third.

Los Blancos would come close to doubling their lead on two occasion before the half-time whistle. The first chance would fall to Federico Valverde, who forced Julen Agirrezabala into a smart save at his near post with a volleyed effort, and the second would see Aurelien Tchouameni head a Toni Kroos corner kick just wide.

The home side would come even closer to making it 2-0 a few minutes into the second half when Rodrygo played a defence-splitting pass into the path of Brahim on the right of the penalty box. With just the goalkeeper to beat however, the ex-Man City youngster cannoned the ball off the post and wide of danger.

Real Madrid beat Bilbao with Rodrygo's braces
Real Madrid beat Bilbao with Rodrygo’s braces

Madrid were almost made to pay for those misses soon after, as Inaki Williams was able to force Andriy Lunin into a fantastic save with a volleyed effort from just eight yards out.

As the game opened up late, Carlo Ancelotti’s side began to have more and more joy in the offensive third and were able to eventually get their second goal in the 73th minute. Rodrygo was being played the ball on the left side by Jude Bellingham, cut in past a defender before his cold bottom-corner finish ended up the game early.

There was another moment of jubilation for Madrid fans before the final whistle, as Eder Militao made his return off the bench after a lengthy lay-off with an ACL injury.

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