Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the La Liga fixture between Real Madrid and Athletic Club. We'll bring you all the action as it happens at the Santiago Bernabeu. Kick off is at 20:00 GMT.
Liga / Matchday 9
Bernabéu / 01.12.2021
End of 2nd Half
FULL TIME: Real Madrid 1-0 Athletic Club
Can Athletic Club create one last opportunity to equalise and snatch a point? It's somewhat remarkable that they haven't been able to find the back of the net tonight.
There will be three minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.
This fixture will be followed by a very challenging Champions League fixture against Inter at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid have had mixed fortunes in the competition this term.
After this, Real Madrid face a tricky test against the other big team of the Basque country. Indeed, Ancelotti will take his players to the Anoeta to take on Real Sociedad this weekend.
Courtois is one of the best goalkeepers in the game right now. The Belgian endured a difficult start to life at Real Madrid, but has flourished into the player he is today.
Another block! This time it's Vesga with the glorious opportunity find the back of the net for the away side with a header inside the box, but Militao makes the block with his face!
While Militao and Nacho have performed to a decent level at the back this season, there is still a sense that Real Madrid could use a commanding central defender in the next window.
And Nacho is also introduced off the bench for the home side.
Here comes Camavinga to give Real Madrid some fresh legs in the centre of the pitch.
And Williams also gets a yellow card from the referee.
Casemiro picks up a yellow card. That had been in the pipeline.
Of course, Real Madrid have only just returned to the Santiago Bernabeu due to the redevelopment of the famous old stadium. They played home matches at Valdebebas last season.
Ancelotti has predominantly used Alaba as a central defender, but the Austrian can be deployed on the left side of the defence and is even capable of playing in midfield. So useful.
Sancet is stopped! That would have been a sensational way for Athletic Club to equalise with Sancet dribbling through the Real Madrid defence, but his shot is saved by Courtois!
PICTURE: Benzema's goal is the difference!
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Alaba has been one of the signings of the season in La Liga. Indeed, the Austrian has quickly become a key figure for Real Madrid since his move from Bayern Munich.
Ancelotti introduces Valverde to provide some energy in the middle.
Sancet is also on for Athletic Club. Can he make a difference?