Athletic Club lost against Real Madrid (1-2) Wednesday in San Mamés Advance match corresponding to the 21st day of LaLiga Santander. Atletico held a I find good, but It was not enough to subdue the leader.
The game started with a goal from Benzema (0-1) in minute 4; French knocked threaded from outside the area and goalkeeper Julen Agirrezabala could not do anything. Three minutes later Benzema put the 0-2 on the scoreboard; Real Madrid took advantage of an error by Balenziaga, Hazard gave a pass that touched Nuñez and the forward of the Madrid team did not forgive against the rival goal.
Things look bad for the Athletic Club, but the rojiblancos reacted and shortened distances through Sancet (1-2) that shot from outside the area and beat the goalkeeper with a brilliant Courtois scrimmage.
Athletic grew after the goal and generated several dangerous plays. The ones with more a high shot from Vencedor, after a play with Muniain and Balenziaga, and a cross from De Marcos that did not find a finisher. 25 minutes, Real Madrid drew up a play in which He threatened 1-3 and hat trick Benzema but De Marcos cut pass Hazard to the ram. A high shot from Valverde and a deflected shot from Núñez gave way to the break.
At the start of the second half, Real Madrid took possession of the ball, but the home side could tie after 61 minutes, but Iñaki Williams’s shot went to the side of the net of the goal defended by Courtois. 73 minutes, Iñaki Williams did not finish off a great pass from his brother Nico Williams. The team led by Marcelino García Toral managed to bottle up Real Madrid in their field, but Ancelotti’s men organized a good counterattack in the 81st minute, which Agirrezabala saved avoiding Hazard’s goal; goalkeeper of the Athletic Club of Hazard prevented the goal with a great intervention.
In the final stretch, Athletic Club again launched the attack: Iñaki Williams gave a great pass to Nico Williams, but this sent the shot into the hands of the goalkeeper Courtois. Already in the extension, Julen Agirrezabala prevented Real Madrid from scoring any more goals after responding magnificently to the pitches from Jovic and Kroos. In the end, defeat for Athletic Club (1-2).
1 – Athletic Club: Agirrezabala; De Marcos, Yeray, Nuñez, Balenziaga (Lekue, m.62); Zarraga (Nico Williams, m.57), Winner, Dani García, Muniain (Serrano, m.84); Sancet (Raúl García, m.62) and Iñaki Williams.
2 – Real Madrid: Courtois; Lucas Vázquez, Nacho, Militao, Mendy; Camavinga, Kroos, Valverde; Hazard (Peter Federico, m.86), Benzema (Jovic, m.90) y Vinicius (Mariano, m.85).
Goals: 0-1, m.3: Benzema. 0-2, m.7: Benzema. 1-2, m.10: Sancet.
Referee: César Soto Grado (Riojano Committee). He showed a yellow card to the locals Vencedor (m.43) and Balenziaga (m.61) and to the visitors Vinicius (m.42) and Camavinga (m.62).
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.