Wednesday May 2, 2012 Day 20 Finished San Mamés

Athletic Bilbao 0 - 3 Real Madrid

  • Higuaín 16’
  • Özil 20’
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 50’

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  1. Real Madrid win Liga title in Bilbao

    Real Madrid win Liga title in Bilbao

    Real Madrid clinched their 32nd La Liga title and their first in four years after a frenetic 3-0 win at 10-man Athletic Bilbao. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Athletic Bilbao
    • Real Madrid
    • 90+3' The referee blows the full time whistle and that's it. All the players and backroom staff come onto the pitch to celebrate. Spain's the fourth country Mourinho's won the title in...what a manager he is.
    • 90+2' Ronaldo is through one-on-one, but he can't put the ball past the reach of Iraizoz. The Bilbao fans mock him and Ronaldo shows the fans his badge.
    • 90+1' Three minutes until Madrid are crowned champions...
    • 90' Marcelo's cross is nicked away from the head of Benzema by an excellent last ditch header from Aurtenetxe.
    • 89' Benzema wins the corner, Madrid play it short. Champagne football now from all the players as they look to get involved.
    • 88' Real Madrid substitution: Marcelo gets a bit of last minute action as he replaces Callejon.
    • 87' Callejon is an inch away from putting Ronaldo clean through. Arbeloa is brought down, but Madrid get play straight underway. Ronaldo puts Benzema in, but his touch is poor.
    • 86' There's only going to be one taker of this...extra long run up and he absolutely smashes it towards the far post. Couple of yards wide though.
    • 85' Callejon goes down as he approaches the box and Perez is furious with him as he picks up the yellow. It was definitely a foul, but Callejon also definitely went down.
    • 84' Alonso's corner fired towards Benzema, but too much on it and straight out for a goal kick.
    • 83' Ronaldo with a reverse pass to Benzema. He darts into the area for the return and Benzema's cross is blocked out for a corner.
    • 82' Callejon with a quick shift of the ball and he's brought down. Granero gets it back underway quickly and they're content just to keep the ball.
    • 80' Madrid are just playing keep ball at the minute. Ramos tries to go it alone as he breaks forward, but unsurprisingly he's tackled.
    • 79' Benzema wins the ball back twice and plays to Ozil. Real bring the German off though as they always do. It's Granero coming on for him.
    • 77' Ronaldo breaks and again it's three against two. He is refusing to pass though as he attempts to catch Messi and his shot is charged down with players in much better positions.
    • 76' Madrid substitution: Higuain is replaced by Benzema for the final 15 minutes.
    • 75' Susaeta just can't get back on because te ref won't acknowledge him. Finally it's back to 10 vs 11 though as Madrid continue to pour forward.
    • 74' Ronaldo takes the freekick from distance, but it strikes the top of the wall. A player in the wall goes down after it cannons of his head, but play continues.
    • 73' What a ridiculous decision. Why do Spanish refs give a yellow for any handball? Martinez had no chance of getting his hand out of the way.
    • 72' Ramos wins the ball and on the counter it's three against two. He releases the ball towards Ronaldo and Martinez gets his second yellow for handball.
    • 71' Higuain heads down for Callejon, and strides forward for the return. It deosn't get there though and Bilbao get some brief respite.
    • 70' The freekick is flighted in by Perez, but Casillas is comfortable as he catches at his far post.
    • 69' Alonso trips De Marcos on the half way line, then Susaeta is done by Alonso again. Yellow card for him this time.
    • 67' De Marcos with a fantastic strike from distance. It's rockets towards the top corner and Casillas is saved by the crossbar.
    • 66' Ramos into Higuain and Perez is across to slide in and prevent the break. Excellent defending.
    • 65' He's lucky to get away with the yellow card. Ibai takes the freekick but it's disappointing as it goes well over the bar.
    • 64' Pepe loses the ball just 30 yards from his own goal as De Marcos slides in. He's bearing down on goal and Arbeloa brings him down from behind.
    • 62' Toquero battles for the ball in the area and wins it, turning and putting a cross onto the edge of the six yard box, but dealt with well by the away side.
    • 61' Ronaldo balloons a pass into the air to no one. Madrid get all their men behind the ball as Bilbao come forward through Martinez.
    • 60' What a ball from Alonso as he finds Callejon. His first touch just takes him away from goal slightly, but he still forces Iraizoz into an excellent save at his near post.
    • 59' Alonso to whip this one in...nothing comes of it, but Callejon does well to force the rushed pass and win back the ball.
    • 58' Ronaldo goes down and this time he does win the freekick as De Marcos slides in.
    • 57' Clever defending from Ramos as he gets his body in front of Susaeta. He's not happy, but the ref sides with the Madrid man.
    • 56' Alonso is way to slow about moving to the ball and Toquero nips in ahead of him.
    • 55' Ramos to Ozil who controls it beautifully. Pepe rampages up the right and releases to Ronaldo. He's going to be shooting on sight now and does so here, but Iraizoz is comfortable.
    • 54' Toquero dives in and wins the ball with Madrid looking threatening. Lovely touch from Ronaldo as he brings down Ozil's clever ball, but he slips as he looks to turn inside.
    • 53' Madrid will surely try and get Ronaldo back on level terms with Messi now in the race for the Golden Boot. He's currently two behind.
    • 52' It was absolutely terrible marking from Bilbao at that corner. Madrid look utterly comfortable now.
    • 51' Goal! Madrid 3-0 Bilbao - And Ronaldo finally does get his goal. Alonso whips the corner in and Ronaldo heads completely unmarked into the far corner. That's the title.
    • 50' Higuain jinks into the box, showing great strength. His shot is charged down though and out for a corner.
    • 49' Ronaldo powers down the right and cuts inside. He's refusing to passs though when presented with the chance and he loses the ball.
    • 48' Bilbao substitution at the start of this second half as Iraola comes on for San Jose.
    • 46' Quiet start to the second half. You sense both teams might not mind the current state of affairs. Madrid for obvious reasons, Bilbao because they're preparing for two cup finals.
    • 45+2' Half time and Madrid are almost there.
    • 45+1' Just one minute of stoppage time at the end of this first half and it's Madrid who are ending it strongest. Toquero picks up a yellow for an earlier foul on Arbeloa as the ref waved play on.
    • 45' Ramos flicks the ball on and Higuain is marginally offside.
    • 44' Higuain gets away and San Jose brings him down from behind. He's already been booked and is very lucky to stay on the pitch.
    • 43' Alonso this time with the late challenge. Toquero climbs to head down the long ball, but Pepe does enough.
    • 41' Ozil touches it on to Higuain. Bilbao are quickly back though and the Argentinian has to settle for a throw.
    • 40' Another chance for Bilbao as they have a freekick. Ibai puts the ball in and Martinez gets the final touch on it as it goes out for a goal kick.
    • 39' Alonso gets in the way of a raking pass. Possibly handball, but the ref points for the corner.
    • 38' Ozil on his right side from 25 yards and it's his turn to strike the crossbar!
    • 36' This is in a really good position on the corner of the box...the bar to the rescue for Madrid. Aurtenetxe has his effort saved and the follow up takes a deflection and cannons off the bar!
    • 35' Coentrao fouls Susaeta just outside the area and picks up the yellow.
    • 33' Pepe strides forward and pulls the ball back for Ronaldo. His first time effort is straight into the arms of the keeper.
    • 32' Flying punch away from Casillas. Ibai goes for a volley over the shoulder and is hurt by Pepe's boot as the shot goes well over the bar.
    • 31' Toquero's cross towards Llorente and Casillas gets his fist just above the strikers head and gets it away.
    • 30' Dealt with well by Madrid. Callejon almost hits a perfect pass out to Ozil who is in miles of space on the right. He can't quite get to it though.
    • 29' Coentrao loses the ball as he charges forward. There's a gap in his left back position and Toquero moves into it to receive the ball. Ramos follows him and it's a corner.
    • 28' Alonso commits the foul and Bilboa have it back. De Marcos with an excellent run past the defence, but the through ball is overhit.
    • 27' Ozil wins the ball high up the pitch, Higuain puts in a terrific ball, but Iraizoz is out well to claim.
    • 26' Madrid play it long up towards Ozil, but unsurprisingly he fails to challenge in the air.
    • 24' Good tackle from Alonso on the halfway line. He plays square to Ronaldo who has a dig from 35 yards...straight into the arms of Iraizoz.
    • 23' Incidentally, that penalty appeal for Bilbao should definitely have been a penalty. Khedira's arms were well out as the ball hit midway up.
    • 22' Llorente gets his head onto the long ball and Toquero is almost there in behind, but Casillas gets there first.
    • 20' Goal! Madrid 2-0 Bilbao - Alonso with the outside of the foot sweeps it out to Ronaldo on the right. He takes a touch and plays a wonderful pass across goal for Ozil to put back across goal and into the far corner.
    • 19' Arbeloa with a really poor square pass gifts it straight back to the opposition.
    • 18' Chance for Bilbao as they slice through the defence. Aurtenetxe with a scuffed shot in the area and Khedira possible handles it as it goes out for a corner. Massive appeals, but the ref ignores it.
    • 17' Goal! Madrid 1-0 Bilbao - What a goal that is. Quick, intricate passing between Ronaldo, Ozil and Higuain, who takes a touch on the edge of the box and rifles it into the top corner.
    • 16' Bilbao are knocking it about at pace, that penalty miss giving them an injection of confidence.
    • 15' That penalty was awful. Would have been great if the keeper had already gone, but he read it well.
    • 15' Ramos lunges in on Toquero. He gets some of the ball, but more of the man and it's a yellow.
    • 14' Ronaldo steps up and dinks it down the middle. Iraizoz hadn't gone far to his right though and can knock the ball over the bar with his legs!
    • 13' Penalty to Madrid! The corner comes in and Martinez has his hands in the air as the ball strikes them from Ramos' header.
    • 12' Perfect pass from Alonso to Ronaldo, but a poor first touch and he's lucky to get a corner out of it.
    • 11' Three lining up in the centre for Toquero's cross, but it's blocked and out for a corner.
    • 10' Decent start by Madrid to this match. Bilbao holding their own though and they break forward here, but Casillas is alert to the danger.
    • 9' Arbeloa puts in a dangerous cross and it's cleared for a corner...headed away.
    • 8' Toquero incidentally replaced Muniain in the starting line-up at the last minute due to an injury in the warm up.
    • 7' Ronaldo goes down theatrically and again the ref ignores the appeals. Susaeta ghosts into the area and heads Toquero's cross into the arms of Casillas.
    • 6' Khedira breaks forward, but to no avail. There are two ball on the park momentarily, but the ref plays on.
    • 5' Iraizoz has been busy in these opening minutes as once again he rushes to the edge of his area, this time to clear it away.
    • 4' Pepe gets his head to the corner, but not great contact. Gomez tries to skip past Arbeloa and does so, but his cross is cleared with ease.
    • 3' Coentrao embarassingly falls to the floor in the area, isn't given, but seconds later forces Iraizoz into a save with a fierce drive.
    • 2' Iraizoz comes out to the edge of the area and gets hands to the ball as Higuain looks to round him.
    • 1' These two teams and supporters don't like each other. Bilbao really won't want Madrid to win the title here, so should be a really good game.
    • 20:55 The teams are in - Bilbao: Iraizoz, Aurtenetxe, San Jose, Llorente, De Marcos, Susaeta, Perez, Muniain, Ekiza, Martinez, Gómez. Subs: Gabilondo, Iraola, Lopez, Fernandez, Toquero, Ramalho, Ruiz de Galarreta///Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Khedira, Ronaldo, Ozil, Alonso, Coentrao, Arbeloa, Higuain, Callejon. Subs: Albiol, Benzema, Marcelo, Granero, Adan, Varane.
    • 20:50 Hello and welcome to Eurosport UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid from the San Mames. A Madrid win and they win the title, anything else probably just delays the inevitable.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' Ronaldo is through one-on-one, but he can't put the ball past the reach of Iraizoz. The Bilbao fans mock him and Ronaldo shows the fans his badge.
    • 72' Ramos wins the ball and on the counter it's three against two. He releases the ball towards Ronaldo and Martinez gets his second yellow for handball.
    • 67' De Marcos with a fantastic strike from distance. It's rockets towards the top corner and Casillas is saved by the crossbar.
    • 60' What a ball from Alonso as he finds Callejon. His first touch just takes him away from goal slightly, but he still forces Iraizoz into an excellent save at his near post.
    • 51' Goal! Madrid 3-0 Bilbao - And Ronaldo finally does get his goal. Alonso whips the corner in and Ronaldo heads completely unmarked into the far corner. That's the title.
    • 38' Ozil on his right side from 25 yards and it's his turn to strike the crossbar!
    • 36' This is in a really good position on the corner of the box...the bar to the rescue for Madrid. Aurtenetxe has his effort saved and the follow up takes a deflection and cannons off the bar!
    • 20' Goal! Madrid 2-0 Bilbao - Alonso with the outside of the foot sweeps it out to Ronaldo on the right. He takes a touch and plays a wonderful pass across goal for Ozil to put back across goal and into the far corner.
    • 18' Chance for Bilbao as they slice through the defence. Aurtenetxe with a scuffed shot in the area and Khedira possible handles it as it goes out for a corner. Massive appeals, but the ref ignores it.
    • 17' Goal! Madrid 1-0 Bilbao - What a goal that is. Quick, intricate passing between Ronaldo, Ozil and Higuain, who takes a touch on the edge of the box and rifles it into the top corner.
    • 14' Ronaldo steps up and dinks it down the middle. Iraizoz hadn't gone far to his right though and can knock the ball over the bar with his legs!
    • 13' Penalty to Madrid! The corner comes in and Martinez has his hands in the air as the ball strikes them from Ramos' header.
    • 3' Coentrao embarassingly falls to the floor in the area, isn't given, but seconds later forces Iraizoz into a save with a fierce drive.
    • 2' Iraizoz comes out to the edge of the area and gets hands to the ball as Higuain looks to round him.
    • 20:55 The teams are in - Bilbao: Iraizoz, Aurtenetxe, San Jose, Llorente, De Marcos, Susaeta, Perez, Muniain, Ekiza, Martinez, Gómez. Subs: Gabilondo, Iraola, Lopez, Fernandez, Toquero, Ramalho, Ruiz de Galarreta///Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Khedira, Ronaldo, Ozil, Alonso, Coentrao, Arbeloa, Higuain, Callejon. Subs: Albiol, Benzema, Marcelo, Granero, Adan, Varane.

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  • Athletic Bilbao

    Manager: Marcelo Bielsa

  • Real Madrid

    Manager: José Mourinho

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