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Benzema scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Athletic

Karim Benzema against Athletic Bilbao at Madrid

Madrid, Spain – Karim Benzema scored the hat-trick as Real Madrid defeated Athletic Bilbao in the game played at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.

Real Madrid 2-1 Athletic Bilbao

Game Timeline:

First Half:

  • 3′ Iñigo Córdoba (Athletic Club) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 15′ Yuri (Athletic Club) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45′ Raúl García (Athletic Club) received the yellow card.
  • 45’+1′ First Half Ends. Real Madrid 0 Athletic Bilbao 0

Second Half:

  • 47′ Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) scored the opening goal with a header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner assisted by Marco Asensio with a cross.
  • 53′ Íñigo Martínez (Athletic Club) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 69′ Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 76′ Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) doubled the lead with a header from very close range to the bottom left corner assisted by Luka Modric with a cross following a corner.
  • 82′ Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) received the yellow card.
  • 90′ Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) scored his third goal of the game with a right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal assisted by Gareth Bale.
  • 90’+3′ Second Half Ends.

Statistics:

Real MadridAthletic Bilbao
57%Possession43%
11 (4)Shots (on target)5 (3)
12Fouls16
2Yellow Cards4
0Red Cards0
2Offsides1
8Corner Kicks2
3Saves1

Lineups:

Real Madrid XI: Keylor Navas (GK), Jesús Vallejo, Raphaël Varane, Marcelo, Dani Carvajal, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Lucas Vázquez

Athletic Bilbao XI: Iago Herrerín (GK), Iñigo Martínez, Yeray, Yuri Berchiche, Iñigo Lekue, Raúl García, Beñat, Mikel San José, Iñaki Williams, Iñigo Córdoba, Iker Muniain

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