First Division - Day 28

Athletic Bilbao 1 - Real Madrid 2

Athletic: Kepa; De Marcos, Yeray, Laporte, Balenziaga; Beñat (Mikel Rico 79’), Iturraspe; Williams, Raúl García (Susaeta 86’), Lekue (Muniain 59’); Aduríz. 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Modric (Lucas Vázquez 62’), Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema (Morata 85’), Ronaldo (Isco 79’). 4-3-3.

0-1. 24. Benzema. Got on the end of Ronaldo cross to turn shot back past Kepa.
1-1. 65. Aduríz. Header past Navas after Raúl García headed back Williams cross.
1-2. 68. Casemiro. From close to goal after Ronaldo headed on Kroos corner.

Yellow cards: Dani Carvajal 28’, Aduríz 28’, Casemiro 31’, Kroos 71’, Keylor Navas 93’.

Leaders Real Madrid were the only team in the top four to play on Saturday, and they opened up a five point gap over second placed Barcelona after a 1-2 victory at Athletic Bilbao. The visitors had the better of the early minutes, Ronaldo having a strike ruled out for a borderline offside before testing Kepa, and midway through the first half the Portuguese forward crossed in for Benzema to open the scoring. A few minutes later Bale brought another good save out of the local keeper, but soon after the restart Keylor Navas had to keep out Williams, and soon afterwards Aduríz levelled the scores after Raúl García headed back a cross from Williams. Just three minutes after that however Madrid were back in the lead, an unmarked Casemiro turning a shot past Kepa after Ronaldo headed on a Kroos corner, and Benzema and Williams both had efforts thwarted by the respective keepers later on.