Karim Benzema's two goals in the absence of several players due to the Covid transition helped Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 in the Spanish league. About 12 players from Madrid and Bilbao were not available due to infected, including Real's Luca Modrich and Bilbao's Unai Simón.
Karim's 15th goal in the league: Karim Benzema scored in the fourth minute of the match. Three minutes later, scoring his 15th goal of the season in the league, the team took a 2–0 lead. Sanket scored for Bilbao in the 10th minute. Leckie Williams had an opportunity to level but the defense line led by Der Milito did not materialize his plans. Real Madrid at the top has 46 points in 19 matches. The team has made progress towards winning the title. Real Madrid team is unbeaten from 15 matches. Real Madrid has an 8-point lead over second-placed Sevilla. Team manager Carlo Ancelotti has praised Benzema and said that he is a great player and captain. It has been a complete performance, while many players have come out who did not get many opportunities. He showed good commitment.
Atletico's fourth defeat: Defending champions Atletico Madrid suffered their fourth consecutive defeat in the league. He has lost 1-2 to Grenada. Since Simon became coach in December 2011, the team has not lost more than two consecutive matches. He defeated Melorka, Real Madrid, and Sevilla before Grenada. Darwin Machís (18th minute) and Jorge Molina (61) have scored the only goal for Grenada while Joao Felix (03 minutes) has scored the only goal for Atletico.