Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off as Real Madrid's eight-match winning run ended in a fiery draw at Athletic Bilbao.

The Portuguese received a straight red card late on after raising his hands in a confrontation with Carlos Gurpegi as Real missed the chance to go above Barcelona into second place in La Liga.

Jese gave the visitors the lead on his full league debut as he stabbed home Ronaldo's low cross after the break.

But substitute Ibai Gomez equalised from 20 yards before Ronaldo saw red.

Red for Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has now received seven red cards in his career.

Ronaldo's likely three-game absence could well have an impact on a competitive title race.

Real Madrid sit third in La Liga, level on points with defending champions Barcelona but three points behind city rivals Atletico.

And it could have been worse for Los Blancos, who saw their eight-match winning run in all competitions ended by an Athletic Bilbao side unbeaten at home in the league all season.

Iker Muniain and top scorer Aritz Aduriz both missed good chances for the hosts in the opening half, as Real struggled to hit the heights they have found so far this year.

Going into the match, Carlo Ancelotti's men had won every game they had played in 2014, scoring 17 times and not conceding a goal.

And despite a below-par first half, they looked as though their perfect start to the year was going to continue when 20-year-old Jese - in for the injured Gareth Bale - put them ahead.

Unbeaten Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid have now gone 20 consecutive games unbeaten in all competitions

Ronaldo's low pass across the face of goal after 65 minutes was met by the debutant's lunge, and he succeeded in directing the ball into the corner.

Bilbao brought on Gomez for Muniain soon after and the new man made an instant impact with a superb goal less than a minute later.

The substitute lofted the set-piece into the area and, after it was headed clear, he met the loose bouncing ball on the edge of the area with a stunning strike that flew in off the far post.

And things got worse for Real as Ronaldo was sent off for reacting to a shove by Gurpegi, although it appeared he made little or no contact as he waved his hands towards the defender's face.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Athletic Bilbao

  • 01 Iraizoz
  • 10 De Marcos (Iraola - 59' )
  • 24 Balenziaga
  • 17 Rico Moreno (Etxebarria Urkiaga - 87' )
  • 18 Gurpegi
  • 04 Laporte
  • 14 Susaeta
  • 08 Iturraspe Booked
  • 20 Aduriz
  • 21 Herrera Agüera
  • 19 Muniain (Gómez - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 06 San José
  • 07 Etxebarria Urkiaga
  • 09 Sola Clemente
  • 11 Gómez
  • 13 Herrerín Buisán
  • 15 Iraola
  • 23 Ekiza

Real Madrid

  • 25 López
  • 15 Carvajal (Varane - 90' )
  • 12 Marcelo
  • 14 Alonso Booked
  • 03 Pepe
  • 04 Ramos
  • 19 Modric
  • 22 Di María
  • 09 Benzema (Morata - 87' )
  • 20 Jesé (Illarramendi - 83' )
  • 07 Ronaldo Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 01 Casillas
  • 02 Varane
  • 05 Fábio Coentrão
  • 17 Arbeloa
  • 21 Morata
  • 23 Isco
  • 24 Illarramendi
Ref: Miguel Ángel Ayza Gámez
Att: 47,000

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

3 3

Corners

6 3

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Athletic Club 1, Real Madrid 1.

90:00 +2:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Athletic Club 1, Real Madrid 1.

90:00 +2:44

Foul by Mikel Balenziaga (Athletic Club).

90:00 +2:44

Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:11

Foul by Ander (Athletic Club).

90:00 +2:11

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:24

Attempt missed. Beñat (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ibai Gómez.

90:00 +0:50

Foul by Ibai Gómez (Athletic Club).

90:00 +0:50

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Raphael Varane replaces Daniel Carvajal.

86:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Morata replaces Karim Benzema.

86:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Athletic Club. Beñat replaces Mikel Rico.

85:13

Attempt saved. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ibai Gómez with a cross.

84:40

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Diego López.

84:39

Attempt saved. Ibai Gómez (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

82:57

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Marcelo.

82:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi replaces Jesé.

81:47

Mikel Rico (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:47

Foul by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).

80:26

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Marcelo.

74:54 Booking

Booking Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card.

74:50 Dismissal

Dismissal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) is shown the red card for fighting.

72:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Athletic Club 1, Real Madrid 1. Ibai Gómez (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

72:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Athletic Club. Ibai Gómez replaces Iker Muniain.

72:04

Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:04

Foul by Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid).

70:14

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Carlos Gurpegi.

66:56

Offside, Real Madrid. Sergio Ramos tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

64:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Athletic Club 0, Real Madrid 1. Jesé (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

63:47

Attempt missed. Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Markel Susaeta.

62:52

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Pepe.

62:24

Ander (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:24

Foul by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).

61:35

Foul by Ander (Athletic Club).

61:35

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:38

Ander (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:38

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

60:08

Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Xabi Alonso.

58:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Athletic Club. Andoni Iraola replaces Óscar De Marcos.

57:40

Markel Susaeta (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:40

Foul by Jesé (Real Madrid).

53:20

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Gorka Iraizoz.

53:19

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

53:16

Attempt missed. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

53:05

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51:58

Foul by Óscar De Marcos (Athletic Club).

51:58

Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:00

Foul by Óscar De Marcos (Athletic Club).

50:00

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:19

Offside, Real Madrid. Xabi Alonso tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

48:01

Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:01

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

46:31

Attempt missed. Pepe (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luka Modric with a cross following a corner.

46:02

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Gorka Iraizoz.

46:00

Attempt saved. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

45:00

Second Half begins Athletic Club 0, Real Madrid 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Athletic Club 0, Real Madrid 0.

43:06

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

42:20

Delay in match Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) because of an injury.

40:59

Foul by Ander (Athletic Club).

40:59

Jesé (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:23

Ander (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:23

Foul by Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid).

38:28

Ander (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:28

Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

35:42

Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:42

Foul by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).

32:54

Foul by Ander (Athletic Club).

32:54

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:56

Attempt missed. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Markel Susaeta with a cross following a set piece situation.

29:16 Booking

Booking Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

29:07

Ander (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:07

Foul by Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid).

28:19

Foul by Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club).

28:19

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:45

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

25:34

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Pepe.

25:32

Attempt blocked. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ander Iturraspe with a through ball.

24:33

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

24:10

Delay in match Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

23:38

Hand ball by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

21:32

Foul by Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid).

21:32

Óscar De Marcos (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:24

Hand ball by Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club).

19:42

Attempt blocked. Ander (Athletic Club) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Iker Muniain.

17:13

Attempt missed. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ander.

12:53

Foul by Ander (Athletic Club).

12:53

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:30

Mikel Balenziaga (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:30

Foul by Jesé (Real Madrid).

8:39

Foul by Óscar De Marcos (Athletic Club).

8:39

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:20

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Marcelo.

4:08

Foul by Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club).

4:08

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:28

Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:28

Foul by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).

1:11

Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

0:22

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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