Real Madrid regained the tone of victories, and returned to chasing its traditional rival Barcelona in the lead race between them in the La Liga Championship, after its precious 2-0 victory over its host, Athletic Bilbao, on Sunday evening, in the eighteenth stage of the competition.
The balance of Real Madrid, which suffered a sudden loss against Villarreal in the last stage, rose to 41 points in second place, reducing the difference with Barcelona (leader) to only 3 points.
On the other hand, Bilbao’s credit, which did not achieve any victory in the championship for the fourth consecutive match, stopped at 26 points in eighth place.
French star Karim Benzema opened the scoring for Real in the 24th minute, before German Toni Kroos added the second goal in the 90th minute.
And Real had suffered a painful loss 1-3 against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Final, which was held between them last week in Saudi Arabia.