Real Madrid defeated Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the 19th week match, which was brought forward in the Spanish 1st Football League (La Liga).
According to the league calendar, Real Madrid-Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona-Real Sociedad matches, which should be played in the 19th week, which coincides with the middle of January, were included this week because these teams will meet in the Spanish Super Cup.
Real Madrid closed the first half of the match played on the field, ahead 1-0 with the goal that Toni Kross scored in the 45th minute.
Although the away team brought equality to the score with Ander Capa in the 52nd minute, French footballer Karim Benzema’s 74th and 90 + 2. The goals scored in minutes brought the victory to Real Madrid: 3-1.
In Athletic Bilbao, Raul Garcia saw a red card from the second yellow card in the 13th minute of the match and left his team by 10.
With this score, Real Madrid increased its score to 26, ranking third with averaging after the league’s top Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid (two games missing).
Real Madrid, which was eliminated in the last 16 rounds in the Champions League, which was completed in August due to the Kovid-19 outbreak, has not yet played the Getafe match, which was postponed in the 1st week of La Liga due to the late finish of last season.
Barcelona-Real Sociedad, the other prominent match in La Liga, will be played on Wednesday evening.
The Super Cup 4-way tournament between Spain’s last season’s champion Real Madrid and second place Barcelona and King’s Cup finalists Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao will be held between 13-17 January.