If you are a Madridista and still believe that your team could win the league, know that, with five games to go, Madrid have to win everything and Barcelona lose everything. And, in addition, in the Classic of May 6 (20:45 hours), the targets must win by four goals difference to the Catalans. That is, a miracle never seen in the history of sports. Nor will we witness this year. [Narración y estadísticas: Real Madrid 1-1 Athletic Club de Bilbao]
Real Madrid ended this Wednesday a bad tournament from start to finish and did so with a match that can perfectly sum up its league course this year . Madrid was better, but crashed before his lack of goal. He was saved from defeat, but the draw leaves no feeling. Now, to think about Bayern, since this weekend does not play League to postpone their match against Sevilla, who plays the Cup final.
Kepa Arrizabalaga the goalkeeper that Zidane rejected at the beginning of this year when his signing was practically closed, showed the reason why he is the Spanish goal of the future already present. The Basque keeper stopped everything that came to him in a brilliant performance . He showed off at the Bernabéu, as if this recital in the goal was already written since his failed contract in January.
Athletic's 1-1, in what are the first points that the Basques have taken from the Bernabéu since 2005 (12 consecutive years they were losing), is a sign that football is not an exact science . Madrid attacked a lot, very much, had chances of all colors, but only took a draw … and thanks, because e the white goal came right at the end. It was a shot, in the 87 ', of Modric from the front that deflected Christian of heel and that caused the tie with which Real Madrid mitigated a result that was being very unfair.
Real Madrid was very good, that played happy and with positivity, but that crashed before Kepa Arrizabalaga and a well placed defense . The most mediocre Athletic of this century, with a Ziganda that has destroyed the good inheritance that Valverde left him, took a point for the white mistakes and the successes of his goalkeeper and Iñaki Williams who scored the Basque goal in a defensive failure. The Athletic striker, of course, punctured her beautifully to put the 0-1 in minute 14.
There were moments, especially in the first half and in the last minutes of the second half, in which the white siege was such that the Athletic little less than took to Bilbao the goal of the north fund. But it was his role. Football is won, whatever the way it may be. It's nobody's fault, except Kepa, that the whites, this time, failed so much.
To the Basque goalkeeper, who is very small Athletic (must leave if you do not want to minimize his career), only he escaped alive the heel of Cristiano, that if Well it was not as voluntary as other occasions, it was there to deflect the shot of Modric, who could have gone out of first.
The draw was bland in the Bernabéu. The Madridistas are aware for months that the League is lost and at least ask to have fun. This Wednesday, leaving aside the result, they did it, because the game was entertaining. The League is over. Welcome to the semifinals of the Champions League