Nov 17, 2012 at 9pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao
Ramos (30'), Özil (56'), Benzema (32'), Khedira (72'), Aurtenetxe (12' og.)
Ramos (75')
FT(HT: 3-1)
Gomez (42')
Aduriz (45'), Iturraspe (48'), Gurpegui (73'), Susaeta (86')

Result: Real Madrid thump Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid hammer Athletic Bilbao 5-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid have responded to Barcelona's 3-1 win over Real Zaragoza with a commanding 5-1 victory at home to Athletic Bilbao.

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema celebrate on November 17, 2012© AP Photos

It took just 12 minutes for the hosts to open the scoring, as Karim brought down a high ball to fire into the net.

The lead became 2-0 on the half-hour mark when Sergio Ramos powered a header in from a Mesut Ozil cross.

Just three minutes later it was 3-0 and game over for the hosts, Benzema getting his second with a delicious bending effort into the corner.

Bilbao managed a goal back just before half-time, with Ibai Gomez finishing well from close range.

Any nerves that goal might have created were eliminated on 56 minutes, Ozil finishing off a counter-attack to give Madrid a 4-1 win.

It was 5-1 on 72 minutes through Sami Khedira, who finished low.

Despite continued Real dominance there were to be no more goals as the match ended 5-1.

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