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Real Madrid frustrated by Athletic Bilbao in goalless La Liga draw

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema missed seven chances, including this one where he went round the goalkeeper but could not get his shot on target

Real Madrid recorded consecutive goalless draws in La Liga for the first time since March 2006 as they were frustrated by Athletic Bilbao.

The hosts had the better chances with substitutes Nacho and Luka Jovic heading against the woodwork.

Karim Benzema had a frustrating night - failing to score with seven efforts, including four saves from Unai Simon.

Athletic struggled to create chances, although Kenan Kodro had a goal disallowed for offside.

They rise to seventh in La Liga, with second-placed Real two points behind Barcelona at the end of 2019.

Real have drawn three league games in a row, having drawn 1-1 against Valencia and 0-0 at Barcelona.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 13Courtois
  • 2Carvajal
  • 3MilitãoSubstituted forNachoat 57'minutes
  • 4RamosBooked at 87mins
  • 23Mendy
  • 8Kroos
  • 15Valverde
  • 10Modric
  • 27RodrygoSubstituted forBaleat 62'minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 25Vinícius JúniorSubstituted forJovicat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Areola
  • 5Varane
  • 6Nacho
  • 11Bale
  • 18Jovic
  • 21Díaz
  • 22Isco

Ath Bilbao

  • 1Simón
  • 15Lekue
  • 5Álvarez
  • 3Núñez
  • 4Martínez
  • 17Berchiche Izeta
  • 22García
  • 14García Carrillo
  • 16Vesga
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forEtxebarriaat 86'minutes
  • 23KodroSubstituted forVillalibreat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Etxebarria
  • 8López
  • 12Larrazabal
  • 13Herrerín
  • 19Gómez
  • 24Balenziaga
  • 25Villalibre
Referee:
Adrián Cordero Vega
Attendance:
71,219

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamAth Bilbao
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 0, Athletic Club 0.

Full Time

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

Offside, Athletic Club. Raúl García tries a through ball, but Asier Villalibre is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Íñigo Lekue (Athletic Club) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Raúl García.

Offside, Athletic Club. Raúl García tries a through ball, but Asier Villalibre is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Beñat Etxebarria (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mikel Vesga.

Foul by Nacho (Real Madrid).

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

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Dani García.

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mikel Vesga (Athletic Club).

Booking

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

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

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

Attempt saved. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Luka Jovic (Real Madrid) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Athletic Club. Beñat Etxebarria replaces Iñaki Williams.

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

Foul by Asier Villalibre (Athletic Club).

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

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

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dani García (Athletic Club).

Attempt missed. Asier Villalibre (Athletic Club) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yuri.

Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

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

Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ferland Mendy.

Substitution

Substitution, Athletic Club. Asier Villalibre replaces Kenan Kodro.

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Nacho.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Luka Jovic replaces Vinícius Júnior because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal.

Attempt blocked. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Daniel Carvajal.

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

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

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Yuri.

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Gareth Bale replaces Rodrygo.

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 22nd December 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona18123347212639
2Real Madrid18107133122137
3Sevilla1810442317634
4Atl Madrid188822011932
5Real Sociedad189453223931
6Getafe188642617930
7Ath Bilbao187741912728
8Valencia187742825328
9Levante188282527-226
10Villarreal187473125625
11Granada187382425-124
12Osasuna185852524123
13Real Betis186572531-623
14Real Valladolid184861521-620
15Alavés185491928-919
16Eibar185491828-1019
17Mallorca1843111832-1415
18Celta Vigo1835101528-1314
19Leganés1834111428-1413
20Espanyol1824121234-2210
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