Rodrygo brace leads Real to 2-0 win over Bilbao – Egypt Today

Rodrygo brace leads Real to 2-0 win over Bilbao – Egypt Today




Bellingham returned from a two-match suspension to replace Vinicius Jr, who was suspended for this match after picking up five yellow cards.

In stoppage time, the Santiago Bernabeu crowd warmly applauded Eder Militao, who returned to the field for Real after being sidelined since August due to an ACL injury.

Real manager Carlo Ancelotti was happy to see his Brazilian defender back in action.

"We are talking about one of the best defenders in the world and he is important for us," he said.


"He needs time to adapt and get back to playing. We'll need him in this final stretch of the season."

 

Real will next host Manchester City in a highly anticipated first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on April 9.

 

"We know them very well, but we're going to focus on our game. We need to bring more intensity than we did today, but we still have time," Ancelotti added.

 

Bilbao will face Mallorca in the Copa Del Rey final on Saturday, with manager Ernesto Valverde quick to play down the loss against Real.

 

"Now we focus on what is coming this week and fighting for the final. We have to face it with enthusiasm and motivation," he said.

Rodrygo brace leads Real to 2-0 win