Real Madrid clashed heads with Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to earn a good result away from home. Los Blancos made a bright start to the game and scored the opening goal in the 24th-minute courtesy of Karim Benzema’s effort. The Madrid giants sat on their lead well and went into the half-time break with a 1-0 lead.
Toni Kroos killed the game off when he scored in the 90th minute as the contest ended with Los Blancos earning an impressive 2-0 win on the road.
Let’s take a look at how each Real Madrid player fared during the match against Athletic Bilbao.
GK: Thibaut Courtois – 7/10
The Belgian keeper made a few important saves at the back and secured another clean sheet tonight.
RB: Nacho – 8/10
The Spaniard gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the pitch and had a few bright moments in the final third.
CB: Eder Militao – 8/10
He did his fair share of defending inside his half and made one good run with the ball.
CB: Antonio Rudiger – 7/10
The German centre-back made a few crucial clearances at the back and was a dominant presence in the air.
LB: Ferland Mendy – 7/10
Mendy made a couple of essential interceptions at the back and engineered one good chance from the left flank.
CM: Federico Valverde – 7/10
He worked hard at the centre of the park and made two decent runs with the ball.
CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 7/10
The French talent anchored the midfield really well for Real Madrid but struggled to influence the game in the final third.
CM: Dani Ceballos – 7/10
The Spaniard did his fair share of defending but was lackluster in the Bilbao half.
RW: Marco Asensio – 6.5/10
He had a few lively moments on the right wing and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
ST: Karim Benzema – 8/10
The French striker caused a few problems for the opposition defenders and scored the opening goal in the 24th minute.
LW: Vinicius Junior – 7/10
He made a few exciting runs with the ball but was toothless in front of the opponent’s goal.
CM: Luka Modric – 6/10
Modric offered very little after coming off the bench.
RW: Rodrygo – N/A
He came on and bagged an assist.
CM: Toni Kroos – N/A
Kroos had a few bright moments in the game.