Athletic Bilbao Vs Real Madrid Highlights: Real Madrid exited the San Mames Stadium with a 3-0 triumph in an intense match that saw plenty of fouls being created especially for the home team. Jose Mourinho’s side was in the lead as early as the 2nd minute through a superlative free-kick from C.Ronaldo.
Within the opening 68 seconds of the encounter, the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo whipped in a stunning free kick set-piece which went over the defensive wall of Bilbao. The goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz could not reach the ball in time as it just went right past him scoring a very early goal.
As the 1rst half was running down Benzema and Angel Di Maria each had a chance on extending the lead. The French striker brought down a cross inside the box of Bilbao but failed on taking a decent shot against Iraizoz.
Bilbao also some chances of their own with Susaeta and Ander trying out some shots of their own but being denied by Diego Lopez who maintained a clean sheet throughout entire 90 minutes of the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 31st goal of the season by scoring with a bullet header in the 2nd half as he received a free-kick from Alonso and rose above everyone else until grabbing the 2nd goal of Madrid.
Gonzalo Higuain had only entered the battle fray for a few minutes but it was just enough for him to score the last goal of the match sealing the victory for Real Madrid.