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Sunday December 22 2019
Eder Militao suffers freak injury in Athletic Bilbao draw

Real Madrid defender Eder Militao suffered a bizarre eye injury in the 0-0 draw to Athletic Bilbao, the club has confirmed.

The Brazilian international has only played a bit part role for Zinedine Zidane's side so far this season, following his summer move fom Porto, with the clash against Gaizka Garitano's side his sixth La Liga appearance of 2019-20.

However the 21-year old was withdrawn on 57 minutes after being caught in the face by Bilbao striker Kenan Kodro's hand.

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Sunday December 22 2019
Zinedine Zidane looks for positives after Athletic Bilbao draw

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane refused to be downbeat following their 0-0 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao.

The result means Los Blancos end 2019 on the back on three consecutive draws, against Valencia, Barcelona and now Gaizka Gariatano's side.

However, despite admitting to his frustrations at full time, the Frenchman praised the efforts of his players, after a difficult run of games in the last two weeks.

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Sunday December 22 2019
Thibaut Courtois: Athletic Bilbao draw leaves a bad taste

Real Madrid goal keeper Thibaut Courtois was left frustrated as Los Blancos ended 2019 with a 0-0 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao.

The hosts had plenty of chances to score, but a combination of poor finishing and an excellent performance from Courtois opposite number Unai Simon, means they now trail Barcelona heading into 2020.

Zinedine Zidane's side end the calendar year with three successive La Liga draws, with just one goal scored, and the Belgian international highlighted their issues in front of goal in recent games.

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Sunday December 22 2019
Real Madrid end 2019 with Athletic Bilbao draw

Real Madrid have signed off 2019 with a goalless draw at home to Athletic Bilbao. 

Zinedine Zidane's side will begin 2020 by trailing Barcelona by two points at the top of the La Liga table. 

Los Blancos recorded a second successive blank, following their 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou in El Clasico. 

The hosts created a hatful of chances in the first half, with Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Vinicius Junior all denied by Bilbao keeper Unai Simon.

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Sunday December 22 2019
LA LIGA LIVE: REAL MADRID V ATHLETIC BILBAO

Real Madrid take on Athletic Bilbao in their final La Liga game in 2019 - Follow our LIVE blog for updates. 

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Sunday December 22 2019
La Liga Line Ups: Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid host Athletic Bilbao in their final La Liga of 2019, where a win will see them start 2020 level at the top of La Liga with rivals Barcelona.

Los Blacncos drew 0-0 away at the Camp Nou in their eagerly awaited EL Clasico tie, and Zinedine Zidane makes four changes to his starting line up for the visit of Gaizka Garitano's side.

Eder Militao comes in at centre back for Raphael Varane, with Luka Modric replacing the suspended Casemiro in midfield.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Real Madrid's James Rodriguez misses Athletic Bilbao clash

Real Madrid will be without James Rodriguez for their final La Liga game of 2019, at home to Athletic Bilbao tomorrow.

The Colombian international returned to first team training earlier this week, after missing the last two months through injury, however manager Zinedine Zidane has opted not to bring him back into the match day squad just yet.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Watford speak to former Athletic Club Bilbao boss Jose Angel Ziganda

Premier League club Watford reportedly spoke to former Athletic Bilbao boss Jose Angel Ziganda over their vacant managerial position.

It comes after the English side sacked boss Quique Sanchez Flores - who replaced fellow Spaniard Javi Gracia earlier this season - this weekend.

Sky Sports report that the club - based just to the north of London - spoke to Ziganda, who coached Athletic in the 2017/18 campaign, but are no longer in discussions.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Spain eye Athletic Bilbao training base for Euro 2020

Spain are considering using Athletic Bilbao's training ground for their Euro 2020 base next summer.

Robert Moreno's side had already secured qualification prior to their 7-0 qualifier win over Malta in Cadiz last night, and thoughts have now apparently turned to planning for next summer.

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Wednesday November 6 2019
Levante without a goalkeeper for Athletic Bilbao trip due to polling station duty

Levante will be without a senior goalkeeper against Athletic Bilbao this weekend as Aitor Fernandez is working at a polling station.

The Spain national elections take place this weekend and Fernandez is working at his local polling station, while his back-up Oier is out injured.

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