Athletic Bilbao against Real.. Benzema scores the Meringue goal in the 24th minute

Athletic Bilbao against Real.. Benzema scores the Meringue goal in the 24th minute
Athletic Bilbao against Real.. Benzema scores the Meringue goal in the 24th minute
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French international Karim Benzema scored Real Madrid’s first goal against Athletic Bilbao in the 24th minute of the match currently being held at the “San Mames” stadium, in the seventeenth round of the Spanish League championship for the current season 2022-23.

Real Madrid is playing today’s match under the slogan “There is no alternative to winning” in search of reducing the point difference with Barcelona, ​​​​in the journey to preserve the Spanish League title..

The Italian Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach, knows very well that today’s match will be difficult because it comes in front of a stubborn opponent at home and in the midst of his fans, in addition to the fact that the Royals suffer from fluctuating results during the last period, as they lost the Spanish Super Cup title to Barcelona by three goals to one. , before narrowly defeating Villarreal in the final price of the King’s Cup, with three goals to two.

Real Madrid ranks second in the La Liga ranking table with 38 points, while Athletic Bilbao ranks seventh with 25 points.

On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao, led by its coach Ernesto Valverde, is seeking to resolve the outcome of the match in favor of his team in order to get closer to the European Championships qualification zone for next season..

And the Spanish newspaper Marca had published statistics with numbers on the cause of injuries and fatigue within the ranks of Real Madrid, specifically the internationals, since the return from the 2022 World Cup matches that were recently held in Qatar and crowned by the Argentine national team.

Marca said that a large number of Real Madrid players suffer from stress due to the number of minutes they participated in with their country’s national teams in the World Cup, led by Croatian Luka Modric, which led to fatigue quickly after playing a number of matches with the royal, and this caused In his exclusion from the Villarreal match, to follow a qualifying program in preparation for his return again.

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The newspaper pointed out that Luka Modric, the Real Madrid midfielder, participated in 665 minutes with the Croatian national team in the last 2022 World Cup.

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Real Madrid’s list to face Athletic Bilbao saw 5 absences: David Alaba, Lucas Vazquez, Dani Carvajal, Aurelien Tchoamini and Eden Hazard, who suffered an ankle injury in recent training, while Croatian star Luka Modric returned to the club..

The official line-up came against Bilbao :

Goalkeeper: Courtois.

Defense line: Mendy – Rudiger – Militao – Nacho.

Midfield: Valverde – Camavinga – Ceballos.

Offensive line: Vinicius – Benzema – Asensio.

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