Saturday November 17, 2012 Day 12 Finished Bernabéu

Real Madrid 5 - 1 Athletic Bilbao

  • Aurtenetxe 12’ (o.g.)
  • Ramos 30’
  • Benzema 32’
  • Özil 56’
  • Khedira 72’
  • Gómez 42’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Real Madrid
    • Athletic Bilbao
    • 90+3 And that’s it from the Bernabéu. Madrid keep pace with the leaders and make a statement of intent with Manchester City on the horizon in the Champions League during the week.
    • 90+2' Ronaldo and Di María exchanges passes on the edge of the box but Di María’s curled effort from the edge of the box is just wide.
    • 90' Arbeloa gives away a late free-kick in a dangerous area and Ibai is over it but he hits it straight at the wall. The rebound falls to the goal-scorer but he hits it straight into the floor. Poor.
    • 88' Coentrão makes a great run in behind and is found by Xabi Alonso. His cross is deep to the far post but Iraizoz claims.
    • 86' Susaeta scythes down Di María and is in the book. Xabi Alonso over the free-kick from distance and looks for a ball to the back post but Athletic clear.
    • 84' The match has reached a little bit of a lull as it moves to the final whistle but Morata drags it to life with a smart turn and shot from the edge of the area. Iraizoz gets a firm hand to it.
    • 82' Ronaldo feigns to shoot one time too many as Toquero manages to get a foot in on the edge of the 18 yard box. Good challenge but Ronaldo is incensed.
    • 80' Castillo for Gurpegi, who looks to have pulled a hamstring.
    • 78' We have a slight hiatus for an injury to Gurpegi.
    • 76' The scoreline is harsh on Athletic and Madrid can ease off now with that important midweek fixture against Manchester City on the horizon.
    • 74' Morata comes on for Benzema.
    • 72' Goal!! Second half substitute Khedira makes in 5-1. Iraizoz has made some very good saves this half but he lets a shot from Khedira squirm through his arms from just outside the box. Arbeloa with the assist.
    • 71' The pace at which Madrid move forward is astounding. Ronaldo feeds Benzema who lays in Arbeloa but his cross is blocked.
    • 69' Toquero replaces Aduriz for the visitors.
    • 67' Susaeta is inches away from getting his head to a centre from the left. He was partially unsighted by the presence of Ramos but he really should have got something on that.
    • 65' Ronaldo is on the shoulder of the last man and receives the ball from Khedira. His shot with his left foot is easily claimed.
    • 63' Modric wins the ball high up the pitch and dances by San Jose before drawing a save from Iraizoz. Corner.
    • 61' Ozil makes way for Khedira.
    • 60' Khedira is limbering up on the side as Ronaldo breaks the offside trap and fires a cross across the face of the goal - San Jose clears.
    • 58' Benzema breaks the offside trap, and almost makes it five but a defender is back to clear off the line following a neat lofted finish from the Frenchman.
    • 56' GOAL!! Madrid go up the other end to extend their lead. Ronaldo slips the ball to Benzema in space in the channel, the French forward would have been well within his rights to have a shot but he squares to Ozil to make it four.
    • 55' Susaeta runs at Coentrão, commits him and the defender looks like he handle as he falls but the referee waves the appeals away.
    • 54' Muniain made way for Llorente during the inteval but the striker has struggled to get into the game thus far.
    • 52' Ozil finds Ronaldo with just one defender to beat. The Portuguese forward cuts inside but fires his effort from just outside the box straight at Iraizoz - probably would have been better curling that one.
    • 50' Modric, who has kept the ball exceptionally well thus far, draws a foul for Madrid.
    • 48' Xabi Alonso has the first sighter of the second half but he gets underneath it and that is probably still going.
    • 46' Back underway in Madrid and the host are straight back on the front foot.
    • 45+1 And that's it from the first half.
    • 45' Ronaldo has another shot from distance. Ozil found him in space but Iraizoz does well to turn it around the post.
    • 44' Athletic are rejuvenated here – there is much more zip to their play and Madrid are holding out now having previously looking so comfortable.
    • 42' GOAL!! Ibai with a great finish to reduce the arrears. The forward was given a little too much space on the edge of the box and he made the hosts pay. 3-1.
    • 40' A sumptuous display of possession from Madrid while they are down to ten men with Arbeloa off the pitch – there was a particularly neat exchange of passes between Ozil and Ronaldo.
    • 38' Benzema with the hat-trick chance but Iraizoz is equal to the effort from just outside the box. Callejón with the cute backheel assist.
    • 37' This is a procession now - very easy out there for Madrid.
    • 36' That's Benzema's 13th la Liga brace for Real Madrid.
    • 34' Athletic were just coming back into the game but that quick-fire double from Madrid has killed this as a contest.
    • 32' GOOAL!! What a goal to make it three. Benzema receives the ball with his back to goal from Callejón. He comes back on himself before curling a wonderful effort into the far corner. Great goal.
    • 30' GOAL!! Madrid double their advantage. Ozil with a deep, whipped free-kick from the right into the box and Ramos stoops to head into the bottom corner.
    • 28' A lovely exchange between Benzema and Coentrão affords the Portuguese international the chance to run at the Athletic defence in the box. He beats a man inside the box but his effort from an acute angle is always rising.
    • 26' The game has become a little laboured at the halfway point of the half.
    • 24' Iraizoz turns a Ramos header from an Ozil corner on to the bar and over. Decent stop.
    • 22' Athletic have recovered well from going behind but Callejón runs in behind and he finds the arriving Ronaldo but his effort is always rising.
    • 20' Ronaldo receives the ball from Coentrão some forty yards out before hitting a dipping, swerving effort at goal. Iraizoz collects second time of asking with Benzema lurking.
    • 18' Alonso is really setting the tempo here and his through ball is tantalisingly close to finding the run of Benzema.
    • 16' Athletic under some serious pressure now but deal with consecutive Modric corners pretty well.
    • 15' Callejón first flashes a half-volley over the top before breaking the offside trap, evading the attention of Iraizoz and crossing. Corner.
    • 13' Modric, who has had what could be described as a stuttering start to his fledgling Madrid career, with the wonderful assist.
    • 12' GOOOAL!! Modric finds Benzema with a delightful ball over the top. The Frenchman takes it down before lifting it over Iraizoz with Aurtenetxe in close attendance. On second veiwing that appears to be an own goal, the defender just got to it before the forward.
    • 11' Susaeta whips a corner deep to the far post but Casillas punches clear.
    • 10' Muniain shows great strength and feet to make his way through a congested midfield. He finds Iraola on the wing but his cross is headed clear by Pepe.
    • 8' Ronaldo finds Callejón in space and he steadies himself before drawing a decent save from Iraizoz from distance.
    • 6' Ronaldo works a yard of space and while his shot has decent pace on it, it is wildly off target.
    • 5' Ramos with a delightful knock into the box and Ronaldo makes an excellent run at the back post. He stoops to head the ball but it is blocked for a corner.
    • 3' Ibai gets behind the Madrid defence but Pepe is alert to it and blocks for a corner.
    • 2' Athletic have won two on the bounce and are more than capable of making this a difficult evening for Madrid.
    • 1' The visitors get the game underway.
    • 20:55 The players are in the tunnel and we are moments from kick-off. The hosts need to win to keep pace with Barca who beat Zaragoza 3-1 in the early game.
    • 20:50 The Basque side have lost 12 of their last 13 league visits to the Bernabeu but have won two on the bounce with wins against Granada and Sevilla. Up next after Real is Barca, though.
    • 20:45 Cristiano Ronaldo is fit to face Athletic Bilbao following a nasty eye injury in last weekend's win at Levante. The former Manchester United man has already scored 19 goals in all competitions this season.
    • 20:40 Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has fitness worry over Sami Khedira, who is on the bench. Karim Benzema passes a late fitness test to start. Athletic will be without the services of midfield pair Ander Herrera and Oscar de Marcos, who are both suspended.
    • 20:35 TEAM NEWS: Real Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrão, Ronaldo, Benzema, Özil, Xabi Alonso, Arbeloa, Modric, Callejón. Subs: Adán, Khedira, Kaká, Albiol, Di María, Nacho, Morata. /// Athletic Bilbao: Iraizoz, Iraola, Ekiza, San Jose, Aurtenetxe, Iturraspe, Gurpegi, Muniain, Susaeta, Aduriz, Iba. Subs: Raúl, Toquero, Llorente, Isma López, Castillo, Igor Martínez, Ramalho.
    • 20:30 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage from the Bernabéu where Real Madrid will attempt to keep up with pacesetters Barca with a win against Marcelo Bielsa’s Athletic Bilbao.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' Ronaldo and Di María exchanges passes on the edge of the box but Di María’s curled effort from the edge of the box is just wide.
    • 84' The match has reached a little bit of a lull as it moves to the final whistle but Morata drags it to life with a smart turn and shot from the edge of the area. Iraizoz gets a firm hand to it.
    • 72' Goal!! Second half substitute Khedira makes in 5-1. Iraizoz has made some very good saves this half but he lets a shot from Khedira squirm through his arms from just outside the box. Arbeloa with the assist.
    • 67' Susaeta is inches away from getting his head to a centre from the left. He was partially unsighted by the presence of Ramos but he really should have got something on that.
    • 63' Modric wins the ball high up the pitch and dances by San Jose before drawing a save from Iraizoz. Corner.
    • 56' GOAL!! Madrid go up the other end to extend their lead. Ronaldo slips the ball to Benzema in space in the channel, the French forward would have been well within his rights to have a shot but he squares to Ozil to make it four.
    • 55' Susaeta runs at Coentrão, commits him and the defender looks like he handle as he falls but the referee waves the appeals away.
    • 52' Ozil finds Ronaldo with just one defender to beat. The Portuguese forward cuts inside but fires his effort from just outside the box straight at Iraizoz - probably would have been better curling that one.
    • 45' Ronaldo has another shot from distance. Ozil found him in space but Iraizoz does well to turn it around the post.
    • 42' GOAL!! Ibai with a great finish to reduce the arrears. The forward was given a little too much space on the edge of the box and he made the hosts pay. 3-1.
    • 38' Benzema with the hat-trick chance but Iraizoz is equal to the effort from just outside the box. Callejón with the cute backheel assist.
    • 32' GOOAL!! What a goal to make it three. Benzema receives the ball with his back to goal from Callejón. He comes back on himself before curling a wonderful effort into the far corner. Great goal.
    • 30' GOAL!! Madrid double their advantage. Ozil with a deep, whipped free-kick from the right into the box and Ramos stoops to head into the bottom corner.
    • 28' A lovely exchange between Benzema and Coentrão affords the Portuguese international the chance to run at the Athletic defence in the box. He beats a man inside the box but his effort from an acute angle is always rising.
    • 20' Ronaldo receives the ball from Coentrão some forty yards out before hitting a dipping, swerving effort at goal. Iraizoz collects second time of asking with Benzema lurking.
    • 12' GOOOAL!! Modric finds Benzema with a delightful ball over the top. The Frenchman takes it down before lifting it over Iraizoz with Aurtenetxe in close attendance. On second veiwing that appears to be an own goal, the defender just got to it before the forward.
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Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Real Madrid

    Manager: José Mourinho

  • Athletic Bilbao

    Manager: Marcelo Bielsa

  • Line-up

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      Goal Yellow Card 7.6 -
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      Midfielders
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      6.8 -
      Substitution Out70′ 6.4 -
      Goal Substitution Out62′ 7 -
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      Strikers
      Goal Substitution Out74′ 8 -
      Subs
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      Substitution In70′ 6.9 -
      Substitution In74′ 7.1 -
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      Defenders
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      Yellow Card 3.9 -
      Yellow Card 4 -
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      Strikers
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      Substitution In79′ 2.8 -
      Substitution In67′ 2.7 -

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  1. Nice to see that piece of dirt Modric get no­ goals..Long live THFC

    From NW36HS, on Sun 18 Nov 22:15
  2. What hapend to kaka? He should leave and go to the­ premier league.

    From Edouard, on Sun 18 Nov 12:48
  3. Only Ozil & Khedira

    From Sanaz, on Sun 18 Nov 8:11
  4. Wow, no goal for Ronaldo im suprised

    From Vincent, on Sun 18 Nov 0:32
  5. Thank you God. This is four are generals Gotovina and­ Markac.

    From Luka, on Sat 17 Nov 22:52
  6. hmm its 3-1. Full time 3-3:D!

    From Valjon, on Sat 17 Nov 21:55
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    It be full time 2-2.

    From Valjon, on Sat 17 Nov 21:24
  8. What has happened to Ronaldo's face?

    From D, on Sat 17 Nov 21:10
  9. Nos vamos Athletic, kick their cheating #$%$, wishful­ thinking i know but stranger things have happened :D

    From , on Sat 17 Nov 21:02
  10. I think real Madrid will If playing good will win 4-1­ Benzema @13 ronaldo@27 bilbao@57 ozil@78 morata@83 ­ If playing bad will win 2-0 Benzema@24 kaka@74

    From Mohammad, on Sat 17 Nov 21:00
  11. come on real..........come on kaka...........

    From Megha, on Sat 17 Nov 16:55
  12. 4-0 real madrid ronaldo 10 74 kaka 33 benzema 65

    From Jordan, on Sat 17 Nov 12:56
  13. Come on Real Madrid!! Come on Luka Modric!! Hajmo­ pobjedit ovu utakmicu za generale Gotovinu i Markaca.­ Dobro uvijek pobjedi. Hrvatska oluja. Sto14rm.

    From Luka, on Fri 16 Nov 19:22
  14. The inclusion of kaka in the line up for real madrid­ amazing we want to see kaka all the tyme playing coz he­ has really improved compared to last season. we are­ going to win by 6-1,kaka 2 benzima 1 ronaldo 3.

    From Vincent Shilavula, on Fri 16 Nov 13:03
  15. COME ON REAL MADRID!! LUKA MODRIC!!

    From Luka, on Thu 15 Nov 8:35
  16. REAL MADRID will win 3-1 at home to athletic bilbao.­ ronaldo 2x and kaka 1 gol or more than 3 gol...come on­ real...

    From Cristian Kyn, on Wed 14 Nov 17:53
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