Ramos’ Penalty Gives Real Madrid Vital Win at Bilbao

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Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos scored the only goal for a second consecutive game as Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 to go seven points clear at the top of La Liga.

Ramos slammed home a penalty – just as he did on Thursday against Getafe – after Dani Garcia fouled Marcelo in a decision given by VAR.

He has scored five goals in seven matches – all wins – since the restart.

Defending champions Barcelona visited Villarreal last night looking to bring the gap back to four points.

Real Madrid’s win over Athletic Bilbao was a game of few goal-scoring chances, with Thibaut Courtois making only one save.

Courtois became the first goalkeeper to keep 17 clean sheets for Real in a single La Liga season since Francisco Buyo in 1994/95.

Zinedine Zidane’s side only need to win three of their remaining four games to secure a second La Liga title since 2012.