Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Real Madrid: Benzema double gives Benitez’s men victory

Karim Benzema gave Real Madrid all three points against Athletic at San Mames as Rafael Benitez’s side won 2-1, with Cristiano Ronaldo made to wait for his 500th career goal.

The Frenchman opened the scoring on 19 minutes profiting from a bad mistake from Mikel San Jose who gave the ball away in his own area, allowing Benzema the simple job of slotting past Gorka Iraizoz.

Sabin Merino equalised for the hosts, heading home a great cross from Markel Suseata after 67 minutes, but three minutes later Benzema firing Real back in front from close range after good work from Isco.

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