Real Madrid 3 – 0 Athletic Bilbao – Hat-trick hero Benzema scores for fifth game in a row to seal victory, Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 on Sunday, with Karim Benzema scoring all three to continue his hot streak in front of goal. A hat-trick from Karim Benzema saw Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in LaLiga on Sunday to bounce back from a disappointing draw at Leganes last time out. Zinedine Zidane’s men were left seven points behind bitter rivals Atletico Madrid in second after their win over Eibar on Saturday, but Los Blancos just about did enough thanks to Benzema at the Santiago Bernabeu in a match that will not live long in the memory. Madrid were especially poor and lacking in ideas against an Athletic side up for a scuffle during a woeful first half that did little to capture the imagination. But the breakthrough did arrive early in the second half courtesy of the in-form Benzema, and he added two well-taken finishes late on to wrap up a fairly straightforward win over Champions League-chasing Athletic. Real Madrid 3 – 0 Athletic Bilbao | Spanish La Liga – Match Highlights
- 1. 47′ 1 – 0 Karim Benzema finally gets a breakthrough! Much better. Karim Benzema, who moments earlier played a poor ball after a good run, heads in from Marco Asensio’s cross from the left. There were no Athletic defenders within about two metres of him.
- 2. 76′ 2 – 0 Karim Benzema bags a brace! Another header, another goal. Karim “Benzy” Benzema is definitely the new Crouchy scoring with another header, from a corner from the right. This is pretty much all over.
- 3. 90′ 3 – 0 Karim Benzema completes his hat-trick! A great day for the French striker without him having to really breaking sweat. A long Real ball is met by Iago Herrerin’s head, who for some reason elected to rush out of his area. Bale picks up the loose ball and lays a pass to Karim Benzema who dinks a shot from 20 yards over the head of the keeper and into the empty net. Job done.