…Ramos, Suarez, Griezmann score
- Athletic Bilbao 0 – 1 Real Madrid, Villarreal 1 – 4 Barcelona
Sergio Ramos scored a penalty in 73 minutes to give Real Madrid a slim victory over Athletic Bilbao at San Mames Stadium on Sunday night.
The penalty was decided by VAR when Dani Garcia fouled Marcelo.
The victory moved the Los Blancos closer to the title with 77 points and with 4 games to wrap up the season disrupted with the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
The skipper has scored five goals in seven matches winning all since the restart of La Liga.
Defending champions Barcelona closed the gap back to four points when they beat Villarreal 4-1 on week 34 night of football.
Barcelona were away but kept alive their thin La Liga title hopes with an excellent victory at in-form Villarreal.
They took an early lead when Pau Torres scored own goal from Jordi Alba’s cross but Gerard Moreno equalised for Villarreal.
However, Luis Suarez (20’), Antoine Griezmann (45’) and Ansu Fati (86’) were on score sheet for Blaugrana with Messi playing critical roles in the mid-field.
Messi has now reached 19 La Liga assists this season, the most of any player since he reached that figure in 2010-11.