Los Blancos will receive Athletic of Bilbao in the ninth match of the regular season at Santiago Bernabéu. The team manage by Zidane wants to continue having victories after the thrashing in the last game of La Liga against Betis where we could saw new faces in Zidane’s line up because of the injuries. Los Blancos will face this match with the absences of very important player for Los Blancos as Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Casemiro.
It’s the 14th match Real Madrid will play in their stadium without any defeat. The spectacular balance is 12 wins (seven in La Liga and the five matches played in the Champions League). Zinedine Zidane can boast of having the team which have more different scorers in the competition with 14 different players.
Athletic of Bilbao will travel without their star Artiz Aduriz. The Basque striker finished the match of last Thursday of European League against Genk with muscular problems and Athletic decided that they don’t have to risk with his best player of the squad. Athletic have won five of their last six games in the La Liga after a very bad early season. The victims of the Basque team before the match at Santiago Bernabéu were Deportivo (0-1), Valencia (2-1), Granada (1-2), Sevilla (3-1) and Real Sociedad (3-1) in the last Basque derby played at San Mamés.
The last time Athletic won Real Madrid in their stadium was in the 2005-2006 season where we could see the current Real Madrid manager in his stage as a footballer. The Basque team won 0-2 with goals of the now player of the New York City Iraola, and very offensive left back Del Horno.
This is the list of 19 players of Real Madrid:
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla and Rúben Yáñez
Defenders: Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo y Danilo.
Midfielders: Kroos, James, Kovacic, Asensio and Isco
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez y Morata.