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Real Madrid maintains dominance with convincing victory over Athletic Bilbao

In a display of dominance, Real Madrid secured a comfortable win against their resilient rivals, Athletic Bilbao, affirming their position with an eight-point lead atop the table. The victory, sealed with a 2-0 scoreline, further solidifies their momentum in the title race.

Under the guidance of manager Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid entered the match brimming with confidence following their triumph over Osasuna prior to the international break. Eager to maintain their winning streak, they showcased their determination from the outset.

Jude Bellingham, returning to the starting lineup after a brief absence, proved instrumental in Real Madrid’s strategy, replacing the suspended Vinicius Junior. Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao faced a setback as their standout player, Nico Williams, was unavailable for the clash at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid wasted no time asserting their dominance, with Rodrygo delivering the breakthrough in the seventh minute. The Brazilian winger capitalized on an early opportunity, unleashing a powerful strike to find the back of the net, giving his team the1-0  lead which they took into halftime.

As the second half commenced, Real Madrid intensified their offensive efforts, with Bellingham playing a key role in setting up Rodrygo for the decisive second goal.

With precision and patience, Rodrygo slotted the ball into the bottom corner, extending Real Madrid’s lead and securing the victory.

The final whistle confirmed Real Madrid’s 2-0 triumph, with Rodrygo earning the Man of the Match accolade for his standout performance.

The result underscores Real Madrid’s dominance in La Liga as they continue their pursuit of the coveted league title with FC Barcelona and Girona yards away.

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