Real Madrid recorded a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao courtesy of goals from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos in a 2022-23 La liga encounter.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men needed to react after Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Getafe.
Benzema gave Real Madrid the lead with a superb volley in the first half.
Toni Kross added the second goal late in the second half to seal the victory for the Los Blancos.
Carlo Ancelotti is pleased with a win and a clean sheet after conceding eight goals in their last four games in all competitions.
“It’s clear that the team is defending well again, (we were) compact, solid,” Real coach Carlo Ancelotti told DAZN.
“With us ahead in the game we needed to defend and we did it well. We did not give things away and in the end we won.”
Benzema’s goal was his 228th Laliga goal to pull level with level with Raul Gonzalez as the club’s second top scorer in the competition.
Real Madrid will be at home against Real Sociedad on Sunday in their next league game.