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Primera Division Gameweek 37
May 16, 2021 KO: 16:30

Athletic - Real Madrid

San Mamés Bilbao
Referee: Antonio Matéu Lahoz
  68' Nacho

Player Ratings

Athletic 0-1 Real Madrid Player Ratings: Nacho keeps Zidane's title dreams alive

Nacho scored the winner for Real Madrid midway through the second half to take the Spanish title race to the final day

Nacho was the unlikely hero as he scored a vital winner against Athletic Bilbao that keeps Real Madrid's title hopes alive.

With Barcelona losing at home to Osasuna, it is now a direct battle on the final matchday between Real Madrid and league leaders Atletico Madrid for La Liga.

So which players stood out most in Bilbao?

MCL
Croatia
8.6
What are Real Madrid waiting for? Luka Modric's contract expires at the Santiago Bernabeu this summer and he is still yet to pen a new deal.

The Croatian may be 35 now but as he showed once again against Athletic, he remains one of the best central midfielders on the planet.

Modric controlled the game as always in the middle of the park and touched the ball more than anyone else - completing 82 of his 87 passes.

It was his quick thinking from a short corner that led to Nacho's crucial goal.

DCL
Spain
7.9
  • One of Real Madrid's most under-appreciated performers over the years, Nacho has his moment in the limelight after scoring a precious goal on Sunday.

    He was perfectly placed at the far post to turn home as Casemiro crossed the ball across the six yard box. It was his first goal of the season and only his second in the last three years.

    Nacho was also solid at the back as Athletic created very little throughout the match, making more clearances than any of his teammates.

    MC
    Brazil
    7.5
  • Casemiro is not just a midfield destroyer and has proven this season that he is a vital player for Real Madrid in the opposition box as well.

    He almost broke the deadlock when he crashed a header against the woodwork early in the second half.

    And then the Brazilian provided the perfect assist for Nacho with only 22 minutes remaining. He has an impressive seven goals and five assists this season.

    As always, Casemiro protected the Real Madrid back-four well and he had a game-high 10 ball recoveries.

    Players Stats

      NAME TEAM POS NAT  
  • FOULS FOULED AERIALS
    ATT/WON
    DUELS
    ATT/WON
    CLEAR ERR CHANCE ERR GOAL POSS LOST OFFSIDE RECOV LAST MAN
    TACKLE
    FINAL THIRD PEN SHOTS ON TARGET BLOCKED DRIBBLES TOUCHES
    IN BOX
    BIG
    CHANCE
    SAVES GOALS CON PEN CON PEN SAVE DECISIVE FIRST EQUALISER PEN WON RATING
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    Courtois GK Belgium 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 2 - - 10 - 7 - 6 - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - -
    6.5
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    Odriozola DR Spain 90 - - - - - - 1/0 0/0 - - - 4 - 2 - 15 - - - - - 4 - - - - - - - - -
    6.8
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    Éder Militão DCR Brazil 90 - - - - - - 3/2 3/2 1 - - 4 - 8 - 5 - 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - - - -
    7.0
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    Nacho DCL Spain 90 1 - 1 - 1 1 2/0 5/1 4 - - 3 - 1 - 5 - 2 1 - - 1 - - - - - 1 1 - -
    7.9
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    Miguel Gutiérrez DL Spain 90 - - - - 3 - 4/4 17/10 2 - - 18 - 6 - 34 - - - - 4 2 - - - - - - - - -
    7.8
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    Valverde MCR Uruguay 90 - - - - 1 1 1/1 0/5 - - - 5 1 7 - 26 - 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
    7.5
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    Casemiro MC Brazil 90 - 1 - - 1 - 1/0 6/2 1 - - 13 - 9 - 20 - 1 - - 1 2 1 - - - - - - - -
    7.5
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    Modrić MCL Croatia 90 - - - - - 3 1/1 11/7 1 - - 18 - 6 - 46 - 2 1 1 - 4 1 - - - - - - - -
    8.6
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    Rodrygo WR Brazil 77 - - - - 1 - 0/0 7/2 - - - 9 - 1 - 21 - 1 - - 1 6 - - - - - - - - -
    6.5
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    Benzema S France 90 - - - - - - 3/1 9/3 3 - - 14 - 2 - 24 - 2 - 1 2 6 - - - - - - - - -
    6.6
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    Vinicius Jr WL Brazil 59 - - - - - 2 0/0 10/6 - - - 12 - 2 - 17 - 1 - 1 4 9 - - - - - - - - -
    6.9
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    Asensio M Spain 31 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 1 - - 7 - - - 15 - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - -
    6.2
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    Hazard F Belgium 13 - - - - - 2 0/0 0/3 - - - - - - - 6 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -  
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    Unai Simón GK Spain 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - 4 - 13 - 2 - - - - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
    6.1
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    De Marcos DR Spain 90 - - - - - - 1/0 11/5 1 - - 15 - 10 - 9 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
    6.7
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    Alvarez DCR Spain 90 - - - - 2 - 3/2 7/3 7 - - 7 - 9 - 5 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    6.9
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    Martinez DCL Spain 90 - - 1 - - - 1/1 0/1 5 - - 8 - 1 - 10 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    6.2
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    Balenziaga DL Spain 90 - - - - - 1 0/0 6/5 4 - - 13 - 1 - 11 - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - -
    6.3
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    Álex Berenguer MR Spain 90 - - 1 - 2 2 6/0 20/7 2 - - 15 - 7 - 9 - 2 - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
    5.7
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    Garcia MCR Spain 65 - - - - 1 - 0/0 4/1 1 - - 5 - 4 - 5 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
    5.9
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    Unai Vencedor MCL Spain 73 - - - - 1 - 1/0 5/1 - - - 10 - 2 - 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    5.7
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    Morcillo ML Spain 65 - - - - - - 1/1 2/1 1 - - 6 - 2 - 7 - 1 1 - - 2 - - - - - - - - -
    5.8
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    Williams FCR Spain 65 - - - - - 2 1/1 0/3 3 - - 8 - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    5.4
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    Oihan Sancet FCL Spain 72 - - - - 1 1 0/0 9/4 3 - - 10 1 3 - 5 - - - - 3 2 - - - - - - - - -
    6.0
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    Ibai M Spain 17 - - - - - - 0/0 2/1 - - - 4 - - - 3 - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - -
    6.3
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    Mikel Vesga M Spain 25 - - - - - - 0/0 2/1 - - - 5 - 3 - 6 - 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
    5.9
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    Garcia M Spain 23 - - 1 1 2 - 2/2 4/3 - - - 4 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
    5.8
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    Lopez F Spain 18 - - - - - - 0/0 0/1 - - - 1 - 1 - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    5.7
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    Villalibre F Spain 25 - - - - 1 - 0/0 0/0 - - - 1 - - - 2 - 1 - - - 2 - - - - - - - - -
    5.5