The debut of La Liga’s Match Day 1 saw a surprising outcome, with Real Madrid emerging victorious against Athletic Club by a score of 0-2. The first goal was scored by Rodrygo Silva de Goes from Real Madrid at the 28th minute, giving them an early lead. Then, Jude Victor William Bellingham followed up with another goal at 36 minutes to ensure their victory. Despite no goals being scored in the second half, Real Madrid held on to their lead and achieved a convincing win over Athletic Club in the opening match of La Liga.
Unai Simón Mendibil (7.7)
Óscar de Marcos Arana (6.2)
Daniel Vivian Moreno (6.2)
Aitor Paredes Casamichana (6.9)
Íñigo Lekue Martínez (6.7)
Íñigo Ruíz de Galarreta Etxeberria (6.3)
Mikel Vesga Arruti (6.6)
Nicholas Williams Arthuer (5.9)
Unai Gómez Etxebarria (6.2)
Iker Muniain Goñi (6.3)
Iñaki Arthuer Dannis Williams (6.7)
Andrii Lunin (7.3)
Daniel Carvajal Ramos (8.3)
Éder Gabriel Militão (6.9)
David Olatukunbo Alaba (8.3)
Francisco José García Torres (7.2)
Federico Santiago Valverde Dipetta (7)
Aurélien Djani Tchouaméni (7.2)
Eduardo Celmi Camavinga (7.5)
Jude Victor William Bellingham (8.5)
Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior (6.6)
Rodrygo Silva de Goes (7.2)
Alejandro Berenguer Remiro (Nicholas Williams Arthuer, 46)
Oihan Sancet Tirapu (Unai Gómez Etxebarria, 46)
Gorka Guruzeta Rodríguez (Iker Muniain Goñi, 46)
Ander Herrera Agüera (Mikel Vesga Arruti, 64)
Imanol García de Albéniz Crecente (Íñigo Lekue Martínez, 71)
Antonio Rüdiger (Éder Gabriel Militão, 50)
Toni Kroos (Eduardo Celmi Camavinga, 71)
José Luis Sanmartín Mato (Rodrygo Silva de Goes, 80)
Luka Modrić (Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior, 80)
The match between Athletic Club and Real Madrid was a tight one, with possession being almost even. Athletic Club had 46% of possession while Real Madrid had 54%. In terms of shots on target, Athletic Club made 7 with 1 hitting the goal, while Real Madrid made 14 with 8 hitting the goal. Aitor Paredes Casamichana was the most active in terms of shots for Athletic Club while David Olatukunbo Alaba led for Real Madrid in terms of hits on goal. In the end, it appears that quality trumped quantity as Real Madrid edged out their opponents to take home the win.
Íñigo Ruíz de Galarreta Etxeberria had an impressive performance for Athletic Club with a pass accuracy of 88%, completing 69 passes. David Olatukunbo Alaba also performed well for Real Madrid, with a 91% pass accuracy and 82 total passes. Alejandro Berenguer Remiro and David Olatukunbo Alaba were both successful in key passing, with 2 and 3 respectively. Both teams can be proud of their players’ performances.
Athletic Club and Real Madrid faced off in a fiercely competitive match. Athletic Club had 5 interceptions throughout the match, with Mikel Vesga Arruti leading the way with 2. On the other side, Real Madrid had 11 interceptions, and Daniel Carvajal Ramos was their top contributor with 4. Athletic Club also had 3 steals, led by Aitor Paredes Casamichana who had 2. Real Madrid also managed to get 3 steals from Aurélien Djani Tchouaméni who contributed 2 of them. In the end, it was a close game with both teams giving it their all for the win!
This data shows that Íñigo Ruíz de Galarreta Etxeberria and Jude Victor William Bellingham are the leaders in their respective teams when it comes to face-to-face fights for the ball. Íñigo Ruíz de Galarreta Etxeberria, playing for Athletic Club, has gone into 5 such duels while Jude Victor William Bellingham, with Real Madrid, has had 13 such encounters. This data speaks volumes about the tenacity and commitment of these two players to bring success to their teams.
- Iker Muniain Goñi (Athletic Club) at 4 minute
- Daniel Vivian Moreno (Athletic Club) at 67 minute
- Iñaki Arthuer Dannis Williams (Athletic Club) at 87 minute
- David Olatukunbo Alaba (Real Madrid) at 76 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Athletic Club – L
- Real Madrid – W
Top 5 La Liga scorers:
- Artem Dovbyk (1, Girona)
- Isaac Palazón Camacho (1, Rayo Vallecano)
- Javier Guerra Moreno (1, Valencia)
- Jonathan Viera Ramos (1, Las Palmas)
- Antonio José Raíllo Arenas (1, Mallorca)
- Athletic Club will play with Osasuna. August 19 at 19:30 (UTC), on Estadio El Sadar.
- Real Madrid will play with Almeria. August 19 at 17:30 (UTC), on Power Horse Stadium – Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos.