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He whips a low, bouncing shot under the wall with his teammates seemingly expecting him to cross, but Simon reacts quickly and gathers. After a choppy spell in midfield, Bellingham breaks forward and plays in Rodrygo on the right. He gets to the byline before lashing in a shot from a tight angle, but Unai Simon saves well with his legs.
Alaba plays Vinicius in behind this time but, once again, Vivian is equal to the challenge, forcing him to double back on himself before nicking the ball. After a spell of pressure from Athletic, Real break and Aurelien Tchouameni plays in Fran Garcia on the left. He sweeps a lovely ball in behind to Vinicius but the assistant's flag goes up, much to the Brazilian's chagrin. Real win their first corner after some smart play from Bellingham.
Athletic Club 0-2 Real Madrid LIVE: Bellingham fires home the second | MarcaUpdated 12/08/2023 15:17 CDT Hello everybody and welcome along to this MARCA in English LaLiga live blog for Athletic Club vs. Real Madrid from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish capital. Tonight's match is the first of the season for both teams, as Los Blancos look to reclaim top spot after finishing second to rivals Barcelona last season.
36'Bellingham has a goal on his La Liga debut, latching on to Alaba's corner delivery with a bouncing shot which loops over Simon and into the back of the net. He throws his arms out wide in celebration, drawing deafening whistles and boos from the home fans. GoalJ. BellinghamReal MadridVinicius picks up the ball with his back to goal and turns past Vivian, leaving him on the turf.
Carvajal goes down softly under the lightest touch from Unai Gomez, but the referee isn't fooled. David Alaba steps up and sends in an inswinging cross, but it's cleared at the cost of another corner. Real play it short and Federico Valverde finds himself in space on the edge of the box, unleashing a shot which whistles over the crossbar. Vinicius Jr goes on a galloping run down the left, but Dani Vivian comes across and shuts him down. The Athletic centre-back even avoids conceding a corner, with the ball coming off Vinicius after a tangle of legs. FLUID FORMATION FOR ATHLETICHaving started on the right, Nico Williams has now switched flanks with Muniain in an effort to mix up Real's defence. He chases a promising ball down the line, but it trickles out for a throw.
Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid LIVE: Will Los Blancos get off to winning start in La Liga? Updated 12/08/2023 at 20:14 GMTAthletic string together a few passes before Nico Williams cuts in off the right, having switched flanks again, and has a crack from distance. There's barely any power behind the shot and Lunin saves with ease. Gomez goes down in the box under a challenge from Eder Militao, having scuffed a shot at goal moments previous. San Mames roars for a penalty, but there's nothing doing.
He lashes a shot on target, but Simon pushes it away. Real win a corner and Alaba rises highest at the near post, forcing a reflex save from Simon. Alaba follows up with a snatched shot, but it's blocked. 28'And, just like that, we have our opener. Rodrygo cuts in off the right flank and plays a clever one-two with Carvajal, bursting into the box and slotting beneath Simon to give Real the lead. Both sides make a series of simple mistakes in possession, exchanging misplaced passes. On the sidelines, Carlo Ancelotti and Ernesto Valverde both look increasingly frustrated. Real win a free kick to the left of the box and Alaba, their set-piece specialist, steps up.
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