Real Madrid cruise to 2-0 Athletic Club La Liga win
Real Madrid have kept up the La Liga title pressure on rivals Barcelona thanks to a routine 2-0 win at Athletic Club.Xavi’s league leaders won 1-0 at home to Getafe, to increase the pressure on Carlo Ancelotti’s defending champions in Bilbao, as they kicked off later.Los Blancos captain Karim Benzema slammed home a superb opener on 23 minutes as the visitors struggled for fluency before the break. "AND IT FALLS TO BENZEMAAA!" What a finish from @Benzema!#LaLigaTV | #LaLigaHighlights pic.twitter.com/5zazCocUQr — LaLigaTV (@LaLigaTV) January 22, 2023 The home side carried an inconsistent threat after the restart, but Real Madrid looked to have a second goal in them in Bilbao, as they clinched all three points in the final minute of normal time.A counter attack was worked to substitute Toni Kroos on the edge of the box and the former German international curled home the clincher. Kroos, what a strike! The German wraps his foot around the ball to secure all three points for Real Madrid #AthleticRealMadrid | #LaLigaSantander pic.twitter.com/GmxW04rD2F — Viaplay Sports UK (@ViaplaySportsUK) January 22, 2023 Up next for Ancelotti’s side is a crucial Copa del Rey quarter final derby against Atletico Madrid in midweek with La Real hosting Mallorca.Images via Getty ImagesThe post Real Madrid cruise to 2-0 Athletic Club La Liga win appeared first on Football España.