Denis Doyle

Real Madrid Vs. Athletic Bilbao, La Liga 2012

What's wrong with Athletic Bilbao? After a really good 2011-2012 season, Marcelo Bielsa's team is having a really bad year so far. They've improved from their atrocious start of La Liga, but they're still ranked 12th, while they are also out of the UEFA Europe League.

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Reaction after Real's decimation of Bilbao

Here is a sampling of what the players and coaches were saying in the aftermath of Real Madrid's emphatic 5-1 thrashing of Athletic Bilbao yesterday at the Bernabeu.

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Benzema Is Back in Fashion

It wasn't a great Athletic Bilbao, but Real Madrid played its most successful home game of the season. Mourinho decided to lineup Karim Benzema and Callejón upfront, and he also paired Xabi Alonso and Modric in the midfield. Benzema shone as he completed one of his best matches in Real Madrid's jersey.

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Match Thread

Lineups are already public. Feel free to join us and debate about how the team is playing the match. The crowd is expectedly going to receive Cristiano Ronaldo with an standing ovation after David Navarro's elbow in Levante's field.

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Key Players Return Against Athletic

With a number of key players back from injury, Real Madrid has better options for its line-up, while Athletic is hit by suspensions and injury.

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