Real Madrid conquers Athletic Club 2-0 on Sunday. HIGHLIGHTS

BILBAO. Real Madrid beats Athletic Club with a 2-0 win with a goal from K. Benzema (24') and a goal from T. Kroos (90').

Real Madrid conquers Athletic Club 2-0 on Sunday. HIGHLIGHTS

BILBAO. Real Madrid prevails over Athletic Club with a 2-0 win with a goal from K. Benzema (24′) and a goal from T. Kroos (90′).

The match was played at the San Mamés Barria stadium in Bilbao on Sunday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. In front of 49,316 spectators.​ The referee was José María Sánchez Martínez with the support of Raúl Cabañero Martínez and Juan José López Mir. The 4th official was José Alberto Pardeiro Puente. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 7.1 degrees Celsius or 44.74 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 63%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 50 Ball Possession 50
Shots
  • 18 Total 10
  • 3 On Target 5
  • 15 Off Target 5
  • 3 Shots blocked 3
  • 122 Attack 71
  • 82 Dangerous attack 29
  • 70 Ball safe​ 82
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 12 Corners 2
  • 3 Off Sides 2
Fouls
  • 17 Total 10
  • 3 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 3

The overall ball possession was just identical with both teams controlling the ball for 50% of the time.

Ball possession

There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Athletic Club was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Real Madrid that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.

Attitude and shots

Athletic Club was putting more pressure with 82 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 3 were on target. Still, Real Madrid was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Athletic Club shot 18 times, 3 on target, 15 off target. On the opposite side, Real Madrid shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Athletic Club received 3 yellow cards (Yuri Berchiche, Dani Vivian and Ander Herrera). On the other side, Real Madrid received 2 yellow cards (Eduardo Camavinga and Vinicius Junior).

Match Timeline

24'
Karim Benzema(goal)
Yuri- Yellow
50'
Dani Vivian- Yellow
58'
62'
Eduardo Camavinga- Yellow
Ander Herrera- sub ->Oier Zarraga
67'
Gorka Guruzeta- sub ->Álex Berenguer
67'
Muniain- sub ->Oihan Sancet
67'
73'
Luka Modrić- sub ->Marco Asensio
Lekue- sub ->Óscar de Marcos
76'
79'
Vinícius Júnior- Yellow
83'
Rodrygo- sub ->Vinicius Junior
85'
Toni Kroos- sub ->Dani Ceballos
Raúl García- sub ->Mikel Vesga
86'
Ander Herrera- Yellow
88'
90'
Toni Kroos(goal)

Standings

After playing this contest, Athletic Club will stay with 26 points like Rayo Vallecano to hold in the 8th place. Regarding the opposition, Real Madrid will have 41 points to sit in the 2nd place.

Next matches

In the next match in the La Liga, Athletic Club will play away with Celta de Vigo on the 29th of January with a 13-7 head to head stats in favor of Athletic Club (8 draws).

Real Madrid will host Real Sociedad on the 29th of January with a 20-4 head to head in favor of Real Madrid (5 draws).

Athletic Club – Formation

Athletic Club
G
Unai Simon 1.Spain
6.6
D
De Marcos 18.Spain
7.0
76'
D
Yuri 17.Spain
7.4
50'
D
Dani Vivian 3.Spain
7.0
58'
D
Aitor Paredes 31.Spain
6.8
M
Mikel Vesga 6.Spain
6.6
86'
M
Oihan Sancet 8.Spain
6.2
67'
M
Oier Zarraga 19.Spain
7.0
67'
M
Alex Berenguer 7.Spain
6.8
67'
M
Nico Williams 11.Spain
6.1
F
Williams 9.Spain
6.2
Substitutes
G
D
Capa 21.Spain
D
Lekue 15.Spain
6.7
76'
D
Mikel Balenziaga 24.Spain
M
Ander Herrera 23.Spain
6.6
67' 88'
M
Dani García 14.Spain
M
Raúl García 22.Spain
86'
M
Unai Vencedor 16.Spain
F
Asier Villalibre 20.Spain
F
Muniain 10.Spain
7.1
67'
F
Gorka Guruzeta 12.Spain
6.8
67'
F
Jon Morcillo 2.Spain

Athletic Club started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Ernesto Valverde Tejedor decided to play with the following team: Unai Simón (6.6), Óscar de Marcos (7.0), Daniel Vivian (7.0), Aitor Paredes (6.8), Yuri Berchiche (7.4), Oier Zarraga (7.0), Mikel Vesga (6.6), Nico Williams (6.1), Oihan Sancet (6.2), Álex Berenguer (6.8) and Iñaki Williams (6.2).

The home team had on the bench: Ander Capa, Asier Villalibre, Iker Muniain (7.1), Ander Herrera (6.6), Dani García, Raúl García, Julen Agirrezabala, Íñigo Lekue (6.7), Gorka Guruzeta (6.8), Jon Morcillo, Unai Vencedor and Mikel Balenziaga.

Substitutions

Athletic Club made 5 changes: Oier Zarraga for Ander Herrera (67′), Álex Berenguer for Gorka Guruzeta (67′), Oihan Sancet for Iker Muniain (67′), Óscar de Marcos for Iñigo Lekue (76′) and Mikel Vesga for Raúl García (86′).

Best player: Yuri Berchiche​

The player that probably impressed the most for Athletic Club was Yuri Berchiche.

His rating is (7.4) with 54 passes (85% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 2 crosses.

Real Madrid – Formation

Real Madrid
G
Thibaut Courtois 1.Belgium
7.3
D
Nacho 6.Spain
7.3
D
Antonio Rüdiger 22.Germany
7.4
D
Ferland Mendy 23.France
7.1
D
Éder Militão 3.Brazil
7.2
M
Dani Ceballos 19.Spain
7.1
85'
M
Federico Valverde 15.Uruguay
7.3
M
Eduardo Camavinga 12.France
7.3
62'
F
Karim Benzema 9.France
7.8
Goals24'
F
Asensio 11.Spain
6.9
73'
F
Vinícius Júnior 20.Brazil
6.8
83' 79'
Substitutes
G
Andriy Lunin 13.Ukraine
G
L. López 26.Spain
D
Odriozola 16.Spain
D
Jesús Vallejo 5.Spain
M
Toni Kroos 8.Germany
85' Goals90'
M
Luka Modrić 10.Croatia
6.5
73'
F
Mariano Díaz 24.Dominican Republic
F
Rodrygo 21.Brazil
83'

Real Madrid started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Carlo Ancelotti played with: Thibaut Courtois (7.3), Nacho Fernández (7.3), Éder Militão (7.2), Antonio Rüdiger (7.4), Ferland Mendy (7.1), Federico Valverde (7.3), Eduardo Camavinga (7.3), Dani Ceballos (7.1), Marco Asensio (6.9), Karim Benzema (7.8) and Vinícius Júnior (6.8).

The following players were sitting on the bench: Andriy Lunin, Álvaro Odriozola, Mariano Díaz, Jesús Vallejo, Toni Kroos, Luka Modrić (6.5), Luis López and Rodrygo.

Substitutions

Real Madrid made 3 changes: Marco Asensio for Luka Modric (73′), Vinicius Junior for Rodrygo (83′) and Dani Ceballos for Toni Kroos (85′).

Best player: Karim Benzema​

As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Real Madrid was Karim Benzema.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 40 passes (92% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 7.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the La Liga.​