Sergio Ramos scored the only goal of the game after Marcelo was fouled by Dani Garcia in the Bilbao box. The Real Madrid star converted from the penalty spot to secure all three points for Real Madrid.
The Real Madrid captain has been fantastic form this season and he has scored some vital goals for his side already. Today’s penalty takes Real Madrid another step closer to the Spanish league title.
It was Sergio Ramos’ fifth goal in his last seven games and Zinedine Zidane explained that the Spaniard is now a specialist from the spot kicks.
Los Blancos are now seven points clear at the top of the table (at the time of writing). It will be interesting to see if they can go all the way.
Real Madrid’s 73rd-minute penalty was awarded after an intervention from VAR.
Responding to the controversial decision to award Real Madrid the penalty, Zidane said: “It’s easy to talk about controversies but that’s not the case, we are doing phenomenally well. We deserve everything we are achieving. I cannot accept hearing that we are top of the table because of referees’ decisions. We deserve more respect for what we are doing and I’m tired of people saying we are winning because of referees.”
Barcelona take on Villarreal in the Spanish league later today and they will have to win their game to maintain some pressure on the league leaders.
Meanwhile, the defeat leaves Bilbao 8th in the table with 48 points.
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