Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid (0-2): Highlights of Merengue’s decisive win at San Mames

Real Madrid got out of the trap of “Athletic Bilbao” (0:2). Half an hour ago, Karim Benzema opened the scoring with a beautiful shot from the left foot in the penalty area. After the meeting, meringue while regularly folding in their camps, they were attacked by the Basques. in attack Casa Blanca He offered nothing during this summit in San Mames.

Toni Kroos killed all doubts with a rocket at the entrance of the surface at the end of the match. The success allows Madrid to move back within three points of FC Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

Thibaut Courtois

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Thibaut Courtois had to make quick work of his header at the far post. The Belgian national team even interfered with the offside Basque striker’s deflection from close range. Earn points every week.

Nacho Fernandez

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Nacho Fernandez is useful as a purely defensive right-back. The Iberian rock rarely projects and does defensive work in the lane. A little more can be expected from him in the game in small spaces. In hindsight, he’s generally solid in a role he has little control over.

Eder Militao

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Eder Militao was the most buffered player by the Williams duo and his speed worked in his favor. The Brazil international was almost caught by Alex Berenguer for a back-footed strike. The rugged defender was especially valuable when Real Madrid turned up the pressure.

Antonio Rudiger

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Antonio RĂ¼diger was able to curb the enthusiasm of Inaki Williams thanks to his speed and cunning in duels. The German football player was decisive in his recovery with the help of very successful crosses. The ex-Chelsea player has scored again and is still adapting a bit more to Carlo Ancelotti’s demands.

Ferland Mandy

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Ferland Mendy quickly tried to double Vinicius to serve behind Karim Benzema. The French international had no room for Nico Williams and his stamina and ability to pull back prevented his opponent from existing.

Mandy N. Williams scored on Yuri Berchiche’s pass and could have paid for it with a goal. Always his periods of rest.

Eduardo Kamavinga

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At first we felt that Eduardo Kamavinga was a bit suffocated in a very aggressive midfield in Bilbao’s side. The Frenchman paid for it late on for a tackle that still cost him a silly yellow card.

When his team lost control of the game, Camavinga used it to recover some balls and come out with intelligence.

Federico Valverde

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Federico Valverde worked for Asensio behind the first goal, offering a good cross. The Uruguayan international played his long game in sequence to advance the block.

He was the only regular in the midfield and his passes bring a lot, as does his composure. His leadership allowed him to turn the counter perfectly into the goal of Toni Kroos.

Dani Ceballos

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Dani Ceballos had an interesting play orientation, especially in goal. The Spanish midfielder intelligently attacked space, but his defensive presence was not always intelligent. It is very interesting what he suggests in using verticality.

We note good progress, mainly due to increased confidence in his abilities.

Marco Asensio

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Marco Asensio assisted Benzema’s first goal with a header in the box. Surprisingly, the Spanish footballer is more useful with his header than with his left foot.

Aside from its dangerous discount for KB9, its performance is still dreamy. We even saw him miss a shot in the area with a serve from Benzema. The game was in addition to playing casting.

Karim Benzema

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Karim Benzema was in two close range positions to open the scoring, both off target. The third was good with a nice volley from the left on the way back. The Ballon D’Or 2022 managed to offer Asensio a fine goal kick in the second half when he was poorly used. A match still filled with a few balloons in his possession.

Vinicius Junior

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Vinicius Junior initially tried some differences, sometimes winning but often being poorly exploited at the back. Defensively, his pressing was either ill-conceived or non-existent. We feel that the Madrid striker has a command to go to the duel, but it is readable and not very decisive.

There’s no denying that he attracts defenders and his high position creates mismatches. His frustration was felt even in his great sin of yellow value.

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