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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Live Score and Commentary, La Liga 2017-18, ATB vs RMA

Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid FT!
Updated: 03 December 2017 03:09 IST - Published: 03 December 2017 03:00 IST
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PEEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

That was a rather dull affair. Real Madrid had a great opportunity to close down the gap on Barcelona. But boy have the wasted it!

That's all from the yap centre for tonight. See y'all midweek.

Arrivederci!

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93' Athletic Bilbao try to create something in the dying embers of the game. But Madrid hold fort.
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92' Cristiano Ronaldo gets a yellow card for an infringment. 
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91' 4 minutes added on, just in case you were wondering. Madrid going forward once again but Mayoral is stopped before it comes to anything.
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90' Madrid's attempt to go forward is kicked out of relevance as Bilbao go forward once again. Cordoba is brought down on the left flank by Carvajal Bilbao have a freekick. Real Madrid head it clear and try to launch something of their own.
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88' Bilbao with more urgency than ever as Madrid are shoved to dig their heels further into the defensive half.
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87' That corner comes to nothing but now Bilbao are committing more men forward against a 10 men Madrid.
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87' Athletic Bilbao have a corner. Can they walk in through the backdoor?
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85' Sergio Ramos gets a red card!

Sergio Ramos who has looked in the mood to brawl elbows Aduriz in the face and asks him to get his rear up and bouncing again. The ref gives him a second yellow and the Madrid captain will be absent for more action. This is just reckless.
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84' OH RONALDO!
Kovacic dances past one and feeds Marcelo. Marcelo plays a one two with Kroos and then floats one into the area. Ronaldo leaps 5 feet in the air and leaning back, he still gets it on target. However, it doesn't carry enough weight to go past Kepa.
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83' Yet another poor cross from the right flank and Madrid look like they've run out of steam.
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82' Substitution for Athletic Bilbao.
Inaki Williams earns a standing ovation and Inigo Cordoba replaces him.
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81' Substitution for Real Madrid.

Isco out. Kovacic in. Benzema out, B. Mayoral in.
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79' Isco with an inviting early ball into the box. It is headed out for a corner before Benzema can get his noggin to do something good tonight.
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78' Kepa punches a cross from Carvajal clear and Marcelo goes for it on the full. But his shot is wide off the mark and another one bites the dust.
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77' Casemiro goes for goal from 25 yards out and it is a poor effort and it sails way over the crossbar.
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76' OH MARCELO!

Lovely play down the middle between Isco and Modric as Benzema collects the ball inside the box and then feeds Marcelo. Marcelo goes for goal but it's hit straight ta Kepa and he saves.
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75' Madrid have a corner. They play it short. Kroos' cross from the right goes straight to Kepa and he collects with a Thank you have a nice day.
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74' Carvajal curls one into the box from the right and Isco almost gets there but Bilbao clear their lines.
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73' That comes to nothing and Madrid can try again.
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72' Bilbao have a freekick down the centre- 45 yards away. 
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71' OH RONALDO!

Almost magical from Ronnie! Ronnie takes a touch, lobs it and then leathers it with his left foot on the full but his shot hits the post and goes out. That's more like the Ronaldo we want to see.
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70' Madrid are doing all they can but they can't seem to break the Bilbao defence down. Marcelo's cross is plucked out of the air by Kepa.
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69' Benzema surges into the box down the right side. But his cross is deflected out for a corner.
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 67' Modric dances past a Bilbao player on the right wing and tries to swing one in. But his cross is poor and Athletic Bilbao have a goalkick.
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65' Real Madrid trying work something from the back. Benzema finds Marcelo on the left flank after cutting in. But Marcelo can't bring it under control. But Madrid are back on the ball. Nothing comes from it though as Nunez is elbowed in the face by Casemiro. Some words of contempt being exchanged there.
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63' Toni Kroos steals the ball off Inaki Williams and Real Madrid are back in attacking mode. Marcelo the left flank. Slides it back to Kroos. Kroos then finds Casemiro in the centre. Casemiro's lofted ball into the box carried too much weight and Kepa collects it.
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61' Carvajal with a dangerous looking ball, from the right wing, into the box but nobody gets to the end of it.
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60' Real Madrid with their first aesthetically pleasing counter of the match. Marcelo and Isco combine to create pockets of space but Isco's final flick to set up Benzema is not fed enough push and Bilbao clear their lines.
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59' Casemiro is brought down in the middle of the park. Isco tries to play Ronaldo into the box with an outside foot pass but it ends up far too close to Kepa.
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58' Inaki Williams is fed a speculative long through ball to the right flank. He forays into more space before clipping one into the box but no one gets to the end of it and that fizzles out.
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57' Bilbao are not sitting back and that has clearly unsettled Madrid. They've had to face less enterprising teams in the recent past. Well, mostly, that is.
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55' OH! Susaeta can't finish!

Inaki Williams sashays past Marcelo and Varane and plays one in for Susaeta. He tries to be too clever and tries to flick it over Navas. But Navas gets his left hand to it and the ball rolls out from a scramble for a goalkick.
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53' Marcelo tries to whip one in for Ronaldo. But he is flagged offside and zilch.
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50' Replays reveal that Ramos had indeed clipped Garcia. Should've been a penalty, methinks.
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48' Aduriz lets one rip from right outside the area after a ball is dragged back for him. Navas dives and pulls it out of danger.
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47' Athletic Bilbao in control in the second half. Pushing Real Madrid into their own half. Garcia goes down inside the area and Ramos had nothing to do with it. These La Liga cry babies. Tchi tchi tchi.
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PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! We're off again. Ramos with his batman mask looks menacing. Other than that, everything looks the same. Except for the Madrid is attacking from left to right.
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PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! It's half time. Deadlocked at 0-0.
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45' Varane's lethal header from 6 yards out is somehow deflected away for a corner. Similar incidents once again and Benzema fires it over the top again.
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44' Marcelo is brought down on the left flank, right outside the box. Kroos is standing over it.
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42' Nothing happening on either side of the pitch as the defences hold strong.
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40' Inaki Williams once again on the right. Quick, silky feet as he is pushed away from the ball and he appeals for a foul. But nothing doing says the ref. Isco surges ahead and plays a tiki-taka with his own 2 feet and drives on past 2 Bilbao players. But Athletic Bilbao somehow puts a foot in and halts Madrid.
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38' Substitution for Athletic
Iturraspe has to go out after getting knocked and Mikel San Jose comes in place of him.
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37' Athletic Bilbao have some injury concerns and the players are taking a break and cooling their heels.
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35' Ronaldo misses the post from the right side of the box after going for an audacious strike with his left foot. He finds the side netting.
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33' Inaki with some deft touches in the centre and Bilbao try to pile on the pressure from the right side. But the subsequent cross is tame and it ends up in the hands of Navas.
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32' Real Madrid attacking down the left flank but Marcelo has to call it off as he has been flagged offside.
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30' Kroos bottles one!

Carvajal is proving to be a real menace down the right flank. He cuts one back after surging ahead to the touchline. But Kroos' shot with his left runs out for a goalkick.
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29' ADURIZ ALMOST ALMOST!
The best chance for Bilbao tonight. A lobbed ball misses a couple of heads and falls for Raul Garcia who touches it into the centre of the 6 yard box but Aduriz just couldn't reach it.
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