The linesman raises his flag. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) is adjudged offside.
2 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Goal! Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) has a reason to celebrate.
A pass across the box picks out an unmarked Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) and he tries to place the ball towards the roof of the net, but it goes just over the bar.
Inaki Williams (Ath Bilbao) stoops for a header low near the left post from a cross, but the goalkeeper pulls off a great save!
A cross is clipped into the penalty area by Marcelo (Real Madrid) but poses no threat.
Brahim Diaz (Real Madrid) takes the ball, nicely zig-zags through the defence, but his low drive to the left post is smartly dealt with by Iago Herrerin.
Substitution. Brahim Diaz (Real Madrid) has come on for Marco Asensio.
Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) gives the referee no choice but to show him a yellow card.
Aritz Aduriz (Ath Bilbao) misses a good chance to score. A perfect cross into the box finds Aritz Aduriz (Ath Bilbao) who rises for a header, but he sends the ball well over the bar. The ball goes out of play and Real Madrid will have a goal kick.
Inaki Williams (Ath Bilbao) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him.
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) meets the corner and displays his eye for goal as he coolly plants a header from close range into the left side of the goal. The score is 2:0.
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) takes the ball to the corner flag and sends it into the box.
Gaizka Garitano has decided to substitute Inigo Cordoba and he is replaced by Unai Lopez (Ath Bilbao).
The referee allows time for a substitution. Raul Garcia will be replaced by Aritz Aduriz (Ath Bilbao).
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away. The ball goes out of play. Real Madrid are awarded a corner kick.
Raul Garcia (Ath Bilbao) sets himself up and has a crack at goal from the edge of the box. The shot heads low to the middle of the goal, but Keylor Navas tracks it all the way and makes an easy save.
A lofted cross from Marcelo (Real Madrid) is unsuccessful as the opponent's defence quickly clears the ball out of the penalty area.
Zinedine Zidane prepares a substitution. Toni Kroos is replaced by Isco (Real Madrid).
The referee signals a substitution. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) is brought on as a substitute for Lucas.
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) is awarded a yellow card for his behaviour.
Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Raul Garcia (Ath Bilbao) is thwarted and cleared to safety.
The ball is whipped in from the corner by Iker Muniain (Ath Bilbao), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
Lucas (Real Madrid) fouls an opponent. At least that's what referee Mario Melero Lopez signals.
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) sends the corner into the box, but Iago Herrerin intercepts it and averts the threat.
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets a head on it and intercepts.
Inaki Williams (Ath Bilbao) is caught offside!
A pass by Lucas (Real Madrid) ends up in no man's land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
What a huge chance for Karim Benzema (Real Madrid). He collects a precise pass inside the box and slices a shot that goes a whisker wide of the left post.
Lucas (Real Madrid) receives a nice pass from the free kick and strikes from the edge of the box, but his attempt hits one of the defenders and bounces away off him.
Inigo Martinez (Ath Bilbao) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Mario Melero Lopez had an easy-decision to make.
What a poor attempt! Inigo Martinez (Ath Bilbao) drives another shot towards goal - this time from further out, but it couldn't have been worse if he had shot blindfolded. The ball goes into the stands. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Real Madrid.
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) takes a short corner kick.
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) fires the ball at goal from inside the area, but it's well blocked. The linesman makes the right call and Real Madrid will have a corner.
Goal! Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) ran onto a clever lofted pass from Marco Asensio and easily beat the keeper with a header into the right side of the goal from close range. 1:0.
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
The players are back out on the pitch following the half-time break and the second half is about to start.
That is it for the first half after the referee blows his whistle and the players head to their respective dressing rooms.
An opponent rises to his feet after being downed by Mikel San Jose (Ath Bilbao). Mario Melero Lopez saw the sliding tackle and blows for a foul.
1 additional min. will be played.
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) takes the corner but it's cleared.
Raul Garcia (Ath Bilbao) receives a yellow card for talking out of turn to the referee.
Raul Garcia (Ath Bilbao) won himself some space after the corner kick and tries his luck with a shot from the edge of the box. His effort is directed to the middle of the goal, but the goalkeeper is alert and makes the save.
Benat (Ath Bilbao) goes over to take a corner kick after one of the defenders makes a good clearance.
Iker Muniain (Ath Bilbao) delivers a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, an opposition defender is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance. The referee points to the corner flag. It's a corner to Ath Bilbao.
Lekue (Ath Bilbao) clips an inviting cross into the box, but there's no one in a position to get on the end of it.
Mario Melero Lopez blows the whistle, Marcelo (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul.
Marcelo (Real Madrid) delivers a promising cross into the box, but it's cleared.
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) is penalised after knocking an opponent down.
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) trips an opposition player and Mario Melero Lopez signals a foul.
The game is interrupted as Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) is flagged offside.
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates. The ball is easily cleared out of danger.
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) floats the ball in from the corner but it's intercepted. Real Madrid have been awarded a corner kick. The referee and one of his assistants both point at the corner flag.
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) tries to slide the ball through to a teammate but it's well blocked by a defender. Real Madrid earn a corner.
The resulting corner, taken by Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), comes to nothing.
Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) finds himself free inside the box and pulls the trigger, but his effort is brilliantly stopped by one of the defending players. The ball is out of play and the linesman points at the corner flag. Corner to Real Madrid.
The ball is cleared after Lucas (Real Madrid) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) fouls an opponent during an attacking move.
Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) sends a lofted cross into the penalty area. Unfortunately for him, the opponent's defence deals with his cross comfortably and intercepts it.
Referee Mario Melero Lopez sees the trip by Yuri Berchiche (Ath Bilbao) and doesn't hesitate to blow his whistle.
Lucas (Real Madrid) is able to continue to play.
Lucas (Real Madrid) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.
This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Yuri Berchiche (Ath Bilbao) was quite harsh and Mario Melero Lopez didn't hesitate to show him a yellow card.
Marcelo (Real Madrid) finds space on the edge of the box, but his wild shot goes high over the bar. The ball goes out of play and Ath Bilbao will have a goal kick.
Lucas (Real Madrid) attempts to find the head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box, but a defender outjumps the attackers and averts the threat.
Marcelo (Real Madrid) sends a cross into the box, but Iago Herrerin comes off his line to gather the ball.
Yuri Berchiche (Ath Bilbao) attempts to send over a cross in order to find one of his teammates, but an opposition defender averts the danger by intercepting the effort.
Mario Melero Lopez blows his whistle and signals a foul after Casemiro (Real Madrid) brought his opponent down.
Yellow card. Inigo Cordoba (Ath Bilbao) goes into the referee's book after a bad challenge.
Raul Garcia (Ath Bilbao) carelessly slides into the feet of his opponent and he'll be lucky to avoid punishment. Mario Melero Lopez blows for the foul but keeps his cards in his pocket on this occasion.
The match has just started.
The players are out at last! Real Madrid will take the kick-off.
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