Mar 18, 2017 at 3.15pm UK at ​San Mames
Athletic Bilbao
1-2
Real Madrid
Aduriz (65')
Aduriz (28')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Benzema (25'), Casemiro (68')
Carvajal (28'), Casemiro (31'), Kroos (71'), Navas (93')

Gareth Bale "getting better and stronger" as he continues injury comeback

Gareth Bale thinks he's scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
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Gareth Bale pledges to keep "getting better and stronger" after completing his first full game for Real Madrid since mid-November on Saturday.

Gareth Bale has promised to keep "getting better and stronger" after completing his first full game for Real Madrid since mid-November on Saturday.

Karim Benzema and Casemiro were on target for Los Blancos as they ended Athletic Bilbao's seven-month unbeaten home run with a 2-1 win at the San Mames.

"It's been frustrating after my red card and my operation and coming back from injury but it's 90 minutes under my belt which I needed," Bale told Sky Sports News after his side's win.

"It was very difficult fitness-wise but I am getting there slowly and I think with every 90 minutes now I will keep improving and getting better and stronger.

"My injury still hasn't fully adapted yet. I've spoken to people who have had this injury before and it takes a bit of time to adapt back to playing full-time and everything so I have to be patient, but also I have to keep working hard."

The result means that Real have extended their lead at the top of La Liga table to five points.

Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo, Real Madrid's midfielder Isco, Real Madrid's Columbian midfielder James and Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos celebrates scoring during the Audi Cup football match Real Madrid vs Tottenham Hotspur in Munich, sou
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