Real Madrid hosts a difficult-to-beat Athletic Bilbao team in a bid to keep up their fading chances of winning La Liga at the Santiago Bernabéu on Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. EST. You won’t want to miss a single minute, so click here for the live stream!
Real Madrid, with Rihanna‘s former squeeze Karim Benzema in top form, will be looking to keep up with Barcelona and cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga in a must-win game against Athletic Bilbao. But the Basques won’t be easy opposition for The Vikings in what should be a pulsating match you’ll want to catch.
Real labored to a 2-1 win away at struggling Granada in their last match and needed a late goal from Croatian star Luka Modric to spare their blushes. The win meant they stayed in third place, a point behind second-placed Atletico and four points off leaders Barcelona.
Bilbao, on the other hand, has been miserly in defense. In their last two outings, their opposition has failed to scored against them — and they looked resolute in the match against in-form Villareal in a 0-0 tie. They sit in 6th spot in La Liga and will be hopeful of qualifying for the Europa League next season.
Aymeric Laporte, Bilbao’s phenomenal French central defender, will need to be on top form to stop Real’s attacking line up that includes Kendall Jenner‘s infatuation Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.
But Athletic has it’s own danger men in Aritz Aduriz. The veteran striker has managed to find the back of the net 25 times in 34 games this season in all competitions. His presence aerially will cause Real many problems.
It’s hard to look past Real in this one, and logic says they should win comfortably. But you can never tell with their superstar team, and an upset can happen.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Real has got this? Or can Athletic upset the odds? Let us know what your predictions are.