Real Madrid: The best rivarly matches in the last 5 years

Real Madrid, Barcelona (Photo by Visionhaus)
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Karim Benzema, Real Madrid
Real Madrid, Karim Benzema (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao, La Liga 2016-17

The ‘El Viejo Clásico'( old classic) is still one of the best fixtures in Spain. Earlier these two sides were at the top when Spanish League started later Fc Barcelona came up in the spotlight. But the Basque side is a hurdle for the giants like Real Madrid and Fc Barcelona to achieving the title. To play at their home San Mames is a huge task for any club.

In 2017 when Real Madrid was competing for the 33rd Spanish title they had many hurdles one of them was Bilbao. This fixture usually has fewer numbers on the scoreboard both teams are on the same energy level in all games. The game at San Mames ended up 2-1 in Real’s favor with Karim Benzema striking first, then club legend Aduriz equalizing for the Basque side, and later Casemiro sealing it for Real on 68 minutes.

This win was important for Zidane’s side to clinch their 33rd League title. Games like these need proper planning sometimes it’s easy to win sometimes it’s not but taking club-like Bilbao for granted will cost for any huge club in the League. Real were lucky to get all three points in this game, and it was an amazing feeling to clinch La Liga that year.