Real Madrid Triumphs Over Athletic Bilbao Ahead of Champions League Clash with Manchester City, Courtesy of Rodrygo’s Brace

Real Madrid Triumphs Over Athletic Bilbao Ahead of Champions
Real Madrid's next game is the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City on 9 April

Real Madrid Triumphs Over Athletic Bilbao Ahead of Champions League Clash with Manchester City, Courtesy of Rodrygo’s Brace

Real Madrid secured a victory over Athletic Bilbao in their final match before facing Manchester City in the Champions League, with two impressive goals from Rodrygo sealing the win.

The Brazilian forward opened the scoring with a beautiful strike from 20 yards out, showcasing his skill and precision.

Rodrygo then doubled Real Madrid’s lead with a composed finish after a dazzling solo run, ensuring the points for his team.

Real Madrid, who welcomed back England midfielder Jude Bellingham from suspension, maintain their position at the top of La Liga, now eight points clear of Barcelona with eight games remaining.

Although Real Madrid had opportunities to extend their lead further, with Federico Valverde and Brahim Diaz going close, Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Julen Agirrezabala and the woodwork denied them.

Athletic Bilbao, gearing up for the Copa del Rey final against Mallorca, missed out on an equalizer when Inaki Williams’ effort was kept out by Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.

Despite the loss, Athletic Bilbao remains in fourth place in the La Liga table, one point ahead of fifth-placed Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid had further cause for celebration as Brazil defender Eder Militao made his first appearance since August after recovering from a serious injury.

Next, Real Madrid will face Manchester City in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League on April 9, with the return leg scheduled for April 17.

The upcoming Champions League fixtures against Manchester City will be crucial for Real Madrid as they aim to progress further in the competition. With their sights set on European glory, Real Madrid will look to carry their momentum from the victory against Athletic Bilbao into these important matches.

Facing Manchester City, one of the top teams in European football, will pose a significant challenge for Real Madrid. However, with their talented squad and recent form, they will be determined to put up a strong fight and advance to the next stage of the tournament.

Real Madrid’s clash with Manchester City promises to be an exciting and highly anticipated matchup, with both teams vying for a spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League. As they prepare for these crucial encounters, Real Madrid will be aiming to maintain their winning momentum and continue their pursuit of silverware in Europe’s premier club competition.

 

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