Athletic Club vs Real Madrid

Athletic Club host reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid in the Spanish top flight on Sunday night.

Both clubs made commanding starts to the season but come into the weekend’s showpiece event out of sorts. Athletic were third in October but a sequence of two wins from their last ten league games (D4 L4) has seen Ernesto Valverde’s side slip outside the top seven.

Real Madrid remain firmly ensconced in the title race but lost to their Catalan rivals Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup last weekend. The doubts that defeat churned up were stoked further as Madrid fell 2-0 behind in Thursday’s…


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