Événement: Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid
- Date: 04/09/2011
- Time (GMT): 16:00
- Lieu: San Mames
After seeing their title hopes suffer a huge blow last weekend against Sporting Gijon, Real Madrid will know that they cannot afford a similar setback when they meet Athletic Bilbao this weekend. see Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid live on your computer on soirfoot.com.
Real’s 100% home record in the league this season came to an abrupt end last Saturday as they suffered a shock defeat to Sporting Gijon. The loss also ended Real coach Jose Mourinho’s incredible 150 home game unbeaten run, handing the Special One his first home defeat in more than nine years.
Against Sporting, Real sorely missed Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso and Karim Benzema, and even the return of their prolific striker, Argentine Gonzalo Higuain, failed to spark Los Blancos into action. Miguel de la Cuevas, a former Atletico Madrid player, grabbed the winner for Sporting twelve minutes from time.
Cuevas’ effort saw Madrid wake up and stage a late assault on the Sporting goal, but the visitors held on to claim a famous win and dented the home side’s chances of wresting the league title away from arch rivals Barcelona.