Spanish La Liga
Ath Bilbao0Real Madrid0

Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo in action against Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid had won the previous four La Liga meetings against Athletic Bilbao

Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo both hit the post while Sergio Ramos was sent off as Real Madrid were held at Athletic Bilbao.

Zinedine Zidane's champions needed a win to reduce the eight-point gap on leaders Barcelona, who drew 2-2 with Celta Vigo earlier in the day.

But Real were frustrated and efforts from Benzema and Ronaldo, with a clever volley, were as close as they came.

Real finished with 10 men after Ramos was dismissed for two bookings.

Ramos, dismissed for the 19th time in La Liga, had been booked for a foul on Raul Garcia when he caught Aritz Aduriz in the 86th minute and received his second yellow.

Real keeper Keylor Navas produced fine saves to keep out Inaki Williams and Aduriz.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is sent off against Athletic Bilbao
Sergio Ramos, who was wearing a mask to protect a broken nose, was sent off for the 24th time in his career

This time last year Real were at the top of La Liga on 34 points from 14 games after Ramos' last-minute equaliser at Barcelona in El Clasico.

The point in the Basque Country left them fourth in the table on 28 points from the same number of games.

Real's next game is at home to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday (19:45 GMT).

Line-ups

Ath Bilbao

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 18De MarcosBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLekueat 72'minutes
  • 30Núñez
  • 16EtxeitaBooked at 57mins
  • 24Balenziaga
  • 8IturraspeSubstituted forSan Joséat 39'minutes
  • 17Rico
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forCórdobaat 83'minutes
  • 22García
  • 14Susaeta
  • 20Aduriz

Substitutes

  • 2Bóveda
  • 6San José
  • 13Herrerín
  • 15Lekue
  • 19Merino
  • 23Aketxe
  • 28Córdoba

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 2CarvajalBooked at 90mins
  • 5Varane
  • 4RamosBooked at 86mins
  • 12Marcelo
  • 10Modric
  • 14CasemiroBooked at 73mins
  • 8Kroos
  • 22IscoSubstituted forKovacicat 82'minutes
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forMayoralat 82'minutes
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Nacho
  • 13Casilla
  • 15Hernández
  • 17Vázquez
  • 21Mayoral
  • 23Kovacic
  • 24Ceballos
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Attendance:
44,992

Match Stats

Home TeamAth BilbaoAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home11
Away19
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home20
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Athletic Club 0, Real Madrid 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Athletic Club 0, Real Madrid 0.

Attempt missed. Raul García (Athletic Club) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Iñigo Córdoba with a cross.

Booking

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

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

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

Foul by Raul García (Athletic Club).

Booking

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

Iñigo Córdoba (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Iñigo Córdoba (Athletic Club).

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Casemiro.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) for a bad foul.

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

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

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Raul García (Athletic Club).

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

Foul by Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club).

Substitution

Substitution, Athletic Club. Iñigo Córdoba replaces Iñaki Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Borja Mayoral replaces Karim Benzema.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic replaces Isco.

Offside, Real Madrid. Luka Modric tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Mikel Balenziaga.

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

Foul by Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club).

Attempt missed. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Casemiro (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Luka Modric.

Attempt saved. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Mikel Balenziaga.

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

Foul by Markel Susaeta (Athletic Club).

Attempt missed. Raul García (Athletic Club) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Markel Susaeta following a set piece situation.

Booking

Casemiro (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona1411303672936
2Valencia1394033122131
3Atl Madrid148602371630
4Real Madrid1484225111428
5Sevilla149141914528
6Villarreal136342115621
7Real Sociedad145452826219
8Celta Vigo145362621518
9Real Betis135352327-418
10Girona134541619-317
11Leganés13526912-317
12Getafe134451915416
13Espanyol134451015-516
14Levante143741420-616
15Ath Bilbao143561418-414
16Eibar134271326-1314
17Dep La Coruña143381727-1012
18Malaga1422101128-178
19Las Palmas1321101032-227
20Alavés132011722-156
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