Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao face off in the postponed match of the ninth day of LaLiga Santander, which faces its 2021/2022 season . The white team arrives with good feelings after beating the Seville, also in the stadium Santiago Bernabeu, by a tight 2-1, thanks to a goal from Vinicius in the 87th minute of play.
The players of Ancelotti They arrive with the awareness that they have the opportunity to put pressure on the Atletico Madrid, which could be seen seven points behind the targets. Of course, the mattresses with one game less, who will have to recover it against Granada on December 22.
Real Madrid is the solo leader of LaLiga Santander with 33 points, thanks to 10 wins, three draws and a single loss. He has won in the last four days in a row at Elche by 1-2, at Vallecano Ray by 2-1, by 1-4 at grenade in the previous day and the long-suffering victory against him Seville (2-1), where he also had to turn around early goal by Rafa Mir.
The Real Madrid plays his second consecutive home game with the intention of getting six out of six. The reason is that LaLiga Santander recovers on this date the game postponed due to the commitment of the South American teams for the Qatar World Cup 2022. The white team wants to get out of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium with three more points, where he counts his matches for victories, except for two draws, against the Villarreal by Unai Emery and Osasuna by Jagoba Arrasate, both scoreless.
Carlo Ancelotti can count on Dani carvajal on the right side, as well as Mendy on the left. In the center of the field, Casemiro, Modric and Kroos They were starters, but when playing during the week they can surely dose. Above, Vinicius Junior and Benzema are at a high level and indisputable. In fact, they both saw the door before him again. Seville. It will be necessary to see who is the third man, since before the team of Lopetegui played Marco Asensio.
The Athletic by Marcelino García Toral, for his part, comes in the opposite dynamic, where he does not know the victory in the last five games. The Basque team occupies the eighth place in the standings with 20 points. Comes from tying in San Mamés and he will not be able to count on his best center-back the international Iñigo Martinez, who was sent off in injury time.
Still, the Athletic will try to surprise and win a point at home in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The real Madrid, for its part, defends its status as a solo leader, where it is four points ahead of the Atletico Madrid, 33 by 29, with the Real society as third classified, also with 29 points, but a more disputed match.
The Real Madrid has won ten games, has drawn three and has only lost one, the match against him Espanyol at the RCD Stadium (2-1). The merengue team presents itself with an impressive average of goals in favor, the highest of LaLiga Santander, 34 goals in favor, eight ahead of Atlético (26). The set of Ancelotti He does not want to loosen up and thinks about taking the three points at home.
When do you play Real Madrid – Athletic?
The game is played Today, Wednesday, December 1, at 9:00 p.m.
Where to watch Real Madrid – Athletic?
The encounter can be seen by Movistar LaLiga (46) and Movistar LaLiga 1 (47), channels of the Movistar Plus platform. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Mundo Deportivo website.