Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao: 6 Points of Discussion from La Liga Clash

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Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao: 6 Points of Discussion from La Liga Clash
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Is this the same team that struggled against Getafe earlier this season and spent nearly three months trying to find top form?

For really the first time this season, Real Madrid look like champions.

Sure, Athletic Bilbao are a bottom-half team who never had a great chance of upsetting even an out-of-form Madrid side, but they are still a tough opponent.

Los Leones have a lot of great talents and a manager who can always cause problems for big teams.

Los Merengues proved once again to be lion tamers as they stifled Bilbao and never gave them a real chance to even get in this game.

Karim Benzema scored a glorious goal and probably would have had a hat trick if not for some great shot-stopping in the Basque goal.

After seeing the defending Spanish champions dismantle Athletic Club, let's take a look at some things we learned.

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