Video: Real Madrid 2 – 1 Athletic Bilbao [La Liga] Highlights 2016/17
An easy three points looked in store for Los Blancos when Karim Benzema tapped home Isco’s cut-back to hand the hosts a seventh minute lead.
Yet, for the seventh consecutive game Madrid failed to keep a clean sheet as Sabin Merino levelled for an Athletic side missing talisman and top scorer Aritz Aduriz through injury.
Only a sitter from Inaki Williams saved Real from falling behind early in the second-half.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s failure to score for the fourth consecutive game at the Bernabeu wasn’t for the want of trying as time and again he fired off target.
Yet, it was Alvaro Morata who came off the bench to bundle home the winner seven minutes from time.