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Jul 5, 2020 at 1pm UK at San Mames
Athletic BilbaoAthletic Bilbao
0-1
Real MadridReal Madrid

Garcia (39'), Garcia (73'), Muniain (90+5'), Berchiche (90+6')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Ramos (73' pen.)
Ramos (90+2'), Casemiro (90+3'), Carvajal (90+6')

How Real Madrid could line up against Athletic Bilbao

Sports Mole looks at how Real Madrid could line up in Sunday night's La Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao.

Real Madrid will travel to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday afternoon looking to stretch their lead at the top of La Liga to seven points.

Los Blancos have recorded six straight league wins since returning to action following the lockdown period, which has allowed them to open up a four-point advantage over second-placed Barcelona.

Zinedine Zidane's side will have the opportunity to move seven clear this weekend, though, as Barca are not in action until Sunday evening, when they take on top-four chasing Villarreal.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Madrid could line up at San Mames.


POSS RM XI vs. ATH

Out: Nacho (thigh)
Doubtful: Raphael Varane (head)

> Click here for Real Madrid's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Madrid will again be without the services of versatile defender Nacho, but they are also sweating on the fitness of Raphael Varane, who picked up a head injury against Getafe on Thursday night.

The Frenchman had to be replaced in the first half of the 1-0 win after being hit in the face with a ball, and it is understood that he will be monitored in the build-up to kickoff on Sunday afternoon due to concerns over a potential concussion.

Various reports in Spain have suggested that Varane will win his race to be fit, which would be a huge boost for the current league leaders as they look to move seven points clear.

Eden Hazard was rested on Thursday night but should return to the XI for this match, potentially joining Karim Benzema and Isco in the final third of the field once again.

There is also a chance that Federico Valverde's energy could be preferred to Luka Modric's experience alongside Casemiro and Toni Kroos in the middle of the park.

There are not expected to be any major surprises in the Madrid side, with the likes of Marco Asensio, Rodrygo Goes and Vinicius Junior set to continue on the bench.

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Who will win Sunday's La Liga clash between Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid?

Athletic Bilbao
Draw
Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao
10.6%
Draw
13.7%
Real Madrid
75.7%
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CReal Madrid38269370254587
2Barcelona38257686384882
3Atletico MadridAtletico381816451272470
4Sevilla381913654342070
5Villarreal381861463491460
6Real Sociedad38168145648856
7Granada38168145245756
8Getafe381412124337654
9Valencia381411134653-753
10Osasuna381313124654-852
11Athletic Bilbao381312134138351
12Levante38147174753-649
13Real Valladolid38915143243-1142
14EibarEibar38119183956-1742
15Real Betis381011174860-1241
16AlavesAlaves38109193459-2539
17Celta Vigo38716153749-1237
RLeganes38812183051-2136
RMallorca3896234065-2533
REspanyol38510232758-3125

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