Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Pepe,
Coentrao; Xabi Alonso, Modric; Callejón (Di María 70'), Özil
(Khedira 62'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Benzema (Morata 74'). 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Iraizoz; Iraola, Ekiza, San José, Aurtenetxe; Gurpegui (Castillo 79'), Iturraspe; Susaeta, Muniain (Llorente 46'), Ibai Gómez; Aduríz (Toquero 68'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 12. Aurtenetxe (own goal). Lifted ball over own keeper ahead of Benzema.
2-0. 30. Sergio Ramos. Got behind defence to head Özil free kick past Iraizoz.
3-0. 32. Benzema. Picked up Callejón pass and beat keeper with shot on turn.
3-1. 42. Ibai Gómez. Latched on to Susaeta cross to fire shot wide of Casillas.
4-1. 56. Özil. Struck shot in to roof of net after Benzema played ball across.
5-1. 72. Khedira. Collected Arbeloa pass and struck angled shot under Iraizoz.
Yellow cards: Aduríz 45', Iturraspe 47', Gurpegui 73', Sergio Ramos 76', Susaeta 86'.
Real Madrid are not letting their arch rivals Barcelona out of their sights, and they stay eight points behind the leaders after a 5-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in the last match on Saturday evening. Ronaldo and Callejón both went close before Mourinho's side took the lead in the twelfth minute, Benzema controlling a long ball from Modric and seeing his attempted shot deflected by Aurtenetxe over the head of Iraizoz. A few minutes later Sergio Ramos got behind the defence to steer a low header wide of the keeper from Özil's wide free kick, and less than two minutes later Benzema made it three with a shot on the turn from the edge of the area. Iraizoz had to be at his best to keep out Benzema and Callejón, but with the first half coming to a close a lapse of concentration by the defence allowed Ibai Gómez to connect with Susaeta's cross and drill a low shot wide of Casillas. Ten minutes in to the second half however Özil got a fourth after Ronaldo and Benzema combined to set him up, and Autenetxe headed another effort from Benzema off the line before Khedira beat Iraizoz for a fifth time. A strong performance from Madrid, and a confidence booster before their important Champions League tie at Manchester City on Wednesday.