Sergio Ramos gave Real Madrid a seventh straight win and took them seven points clear at the top of the Spanish La Liga table. Photo: Vincent West/Reuters
Sergio Ramos gave Real Madrid a seventh straight win and took them seven points clear at the top of the Spanish La Liga table. Photo: Vincent West/Reuters

Ramos penalty again proves the difference as Real win in Bilbao

By Reuters Time of article published Jul 5, 2020

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BILBAO â€“ Real Madrid wrapped their tentacles ever tighter around the La Liga title as a Sergio Ramos penalty gave them a slim 1-0 win away to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday afternoon for a seventh consecutive victory.

The hard-fought win took Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid on to 77 points after 34 games, seven clear of second-placed Barcelona who visit in-form Villarreal later on Sunday evening.

Athletic's San Mames is one of the toughest away trips in Spain and Real Madrid faced another gruelling league match even without any fans in the stadium, as the Basques continually closed them down and subjected them to their usual aerial bombardment.

Yet just as in Real's last match against Getafe, the breakthrough came from the penalty spot, and Ramos once again showed nerves of steel by firing into the bottom corner in the 73rd minute to score a fifth goal in seven matches.

Reuters

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