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Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos sends Real closer to title

Sergio Ramos scores penalty
Sergio Ramos has scored his last 22 penalties for Real Madrid and Spain - including three since football restarted

Sergio Ramos scored the only goal for a second consecutive game as Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao to move closer to the La Liga title.

Ramos slammed home a penalty - just as he did on Thursday against Getafe - after Dani Garcia fouled Marcelo in a decision given by VAR.

He has scored five goals in seven matches - all wins - since the restart.

Defending champions Barcelona took the gap back to four points when they beat Villarreal 4-1 on Sunday night.

Real Madrid's win over Athletic Bilbao was a game of few goalscoring chances, with Thibaut Courtois making only one save.

Courtois became the first goalkeeper to keep 17 clean sheets for Real in a single La Liga season since Francisco Buyo in 1994-95.

Zinedine Zidane's side only need to win three of their remaining four games to secure a second La Liga title since 2012.

Line-ups

Ath Bilbao

  • 1Simón
  • 21Capa
  • 5ÁlvarezSubstituted forNúñezat 21'minutes
  • 4Martínez
  • 17Berchiche IzetaBooked at 90mins
  • 8LópezSubstituted forVesgaat 63'minutes
  • 14García CarrilloBooked at 73minsSubstituted forSancetat 78'minutes
  • 10MuniainBooked at 90mins
  • 22GarcíaBooked at 39mins
  • 11CórdobaSubstituted forDe Marcosat 63'minutes
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forVillalibreat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Núñez
  • 6San José
  • 12Larrazabal
  • 13Herrerín
  • 15Lekue
  • 16Vesga
  • 18De Marcos
  • 19Gómez
  • 23Kodro
  • 24Balenziaga
  • 25Villalibre
  • 34Sancet

Real Madrid

  • 13Courtois
  • 2CarvajalBooked at 90mins
  • 3Militão
  • 4RamosBooked at 90mins
  • 12Marcelo
  • 15ValverdeSubstituted forKroosat 85'minutes
  • 14CasemiroBooked at 90mins
  • 10Modric
  • 27RodrygoSubstituted forVázquezat 74'minutes
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forJovicat 90+3'minutes
  • 20AsensioSubstituted forVinícius Júniorat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Areola
  • 8Kroos
  • 11Bale
  • 17Vázquez
  • 18Jovic
  • 21Díaz
  • 22Isco
  • 23Mendy
  • 24Mariano
  • 25Vinícius Júnior
  • 26Altube
  • 39Hernández
Referee:
José Luis González González

Match Stats

Home TeamAth BilbaoAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Athletic Club 0, Real Madrid 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Athletic Club 0, Real Madrid 1.

  3. Booking

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

    Yuri (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Booking

    Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Iker Muniain (Athletic Club).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Luka Jovic replaces Karim Benzema.

  9. Booking

    Casemiro (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).

  11. Post update

    Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mikel Vesga (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Iker Muniain with a cross.

  14. Booking

    Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Toni Kroos replaces Federico Valverde.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Óscar De Marcos (Athletic Club) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

  20. Post update

    Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 5th July 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid34238362214177
2Barcelona34227578364273
3Atl Madrid341614446252162
4Sevilla331512648331557
5Villarreal341661254441054
6Getafe341411942311153
7Real Sociedad33155135042850
8Ath Bilbao341212103829948
9Valencia341211114350-747
10Granada34138134240247
11Osasuna341112114047-745
12Levante33126154146-542
13Real Valladolid34815112837-939
14Real Betis34911144455-1138
15Alavés3498173251-1935
16Celta Vigo34714133343-1035
17Eibar3398163450-1635
18Mallorca3485213559-2429
19Leganés34610182549-2428
20Espanyol3459202754-2724
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