Rodrygo’s double seals win for Real Madrid as they edge closer to claiming the LaLiga title

Comfortable win for Real Madrid || Imago

Rodrygo’s double seals win for Real Madrid as they edge closer to claiming the LaLiga title

Stephen Oladehinde 21:58 - 31.03.2024

Real Madrid sealed a comfortable victory over their stubborn rivals Athletic Bilbao and remain eight points clear of the table.

Ancelotti’s men were brimming with confidence coming into the game after defeating Osasuna before the international break.

A 2-0 victory over their rivals was enough to keep their momentum as they moved closer to winning the title.

As it happened 

Jude Bellingham returns to the starting lineup after missing two league matches and replaced Brazil forward Vinicius Junior, who is suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards.

Athletic Bilbao was without their dazzling talisman Nico Williams as they travel to face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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Real Madrid took the game to Athletic Bilbao in the first half and were rewarded with the first goal which they took into the half-time break.

The opening goal came in the seventh minute when Madrid attacked for the first time and made it count thanks to a thumping strike from Rodrygo. The Brazil winger is allowed time and space to cut inside from the left before finding the top corner.

Rodrygo scores for Real Madrid || Imago
Rodrygo scores for Real Madrid || Imago

The second half started with more intensity from the home side and it did not take long before they carved out the second goal.

Jude Bellingham put Rodrygo in behind and he patiently waited before precisely drilling the ball into the bottom corner.

Real Madrid sealed the win with a 2-0 victory after the final whistle as Rodrygo claimed the Man of the Match award for his performance.