Register Login Scores

Spanish La Liga

Benzema Brace Hands Madrid Win

Spanish La Liga

Full Time: Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Real Madrid

Date: 23 September 2015

Venue: Estadio San Mames

A brace from Karim Benzema saw Real Madrid register their fourth win of the Spanish La Liga season after beating Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at the Estadio San Mames.

It was a slow start to the game with neither side creating many scoring opportunities due to some poor decision making in the final third.

The opening goal came in the 19th minute when an error in defence by Bilbao gifted Benzema the ball a couple of yards out from goal and he made no mistake to give Madrid the lead, 1-0.

The home side almost hit back ten minutes after going behind when Aritz Aduriz met an inches perfect cross from the right, but headed just wide from ten-yards out.

In the 41st minute Aduriz was in the thick of the action again after latching onto another cross, but this time he saw his header superbly saved by Keylor Navas.

Bilbao continued to push forward in the second half and made their pressure tell in the 67th minute when Sabin headed home a cross from Markel Susaeta, 1-1.

Their joy, though, was short-lived when Madrid re-took the lead three minutes later when Benzema turned home a perfect pass from Isco.

The home side tried to find their way back into the match for the second time and came close to a second equaliser two minutes from time when Gomez Perez Ibai met a cross with a strong header, but saw his effort magnificently saved by the Madrid keeper.

The game ended 2-1 to hand Bilbao their fourth loss of the season while Madrid continue to top the La Liga standings. 

nextarticle

United Breeze Past Ipswich

191 comments

Top 5

Pitso: If It's Offside, I Benefited And I Have No Shame!

241 Dec 14, 2019 08:48 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

20 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

39 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

South American Stars Lead Downs To TKO Glory Amid Late Drama

456 Dec 14, 2019 07:51 PM in Telkom Knockout

Players With Most MOTM Awards Revealed, CR7 Not In Top 20

17 Dec 13, 2019 12:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

10 Wonderkids Who Didn't Live Up To Expectations At Man Utd

Dec 13, 2019 07:17 PM in Manchester United

Pitso: If It's Offside, I Benefited And I Have No Shame!

241 Dec 14, 2019 08:48 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Zidane: We'll Eliminate Liverpool!

49 Dec 12, 2019 07:37 AM in Real Madrid

CR7 Reacts Furiously To Selfie-Seeking Fan

6 Dec 12, 2019 05:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Sundowns Star Leaves Stadium On Crutches

17 Dec 12, 2019 09:18 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pirates Confirm Injuries To Trio, Update On Another

7 Dec 12, 2019 12:58 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

21 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Tade’s Emotional Downs Departure Explained

49 Dec 12, 2019 12:06 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns