Rodrygo stars as Real Madrid sink Athletic Club to maintain lead at topBreaking

April 02, 2024

Brazilian star Rodrygo scored struck twice to lead Real Madrid to a 2-0 victory against Atheltic Club during the La Liga 2023-24 match at Santiago Bernabéu. Real Madrid extended their lead to eight points ahead of defending La Liga champions Barcelona at second spot. Meanwhile, Girona are following Barcelona closely with a difference of two points only. Los Blancos earned the advantage early on with Rodrygo dribbling through the middle and easing past goalkeeper Julen Agirrezabala to open the scoring. The visitors struggled throughout the first half, however, they had a faint chance towards the end of the first half as Gorka Guruzeta found Oihan Sancet in the box and attempted to equalize only to be saved by the goalkeeper.

Athletic Club made some aggressive attempts after the first half to level but could not get past the strong opposition. But Rodrygo rained on their parade as he doubled the lead in the 73rd minute with a brilliant goal following a fast break. This proved to be the last nail in the coffin as Real Madrid denied any chances of a comeback from the visitors to stay on top of the La Liga points table. In another La Liga clash, Girona defeated Real Betis 3-2 at Municipal de Montilivi to close the gap with second-positioned Barcelona.

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