Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid kept up the pressure on Primera Division title rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid with a 4-2 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
Ronaldo gave the Merengues a dream start by netting a stunning goal inside three minutes but Javier Eraso levelled on 10 minutes after pouncing on an error by Raphael Varane, who was sent off late in the game for picking up two bookings.
James Rodriguez put the hosts ahead again with a curled finish on 37 minutes and Toni Kroos...
Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte says he could envisage himself turning down an approach from Barcelona.
However, the France under-21 international says he is happy to continue his development at Bilbao.
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Villarreal eked out a point from a dismal goalless draw at Athletic Bilbao to maintain their challenge for a top-four finish in La Liga.
In a techy stop-start encounter referee Mario Melero brandished 12 yellow cards and two red as both sides saw out the game with 10 men following the late dismissals of Athletic striker Inaki Williams and Villarreal substitute Daniele Bonera.
The point keeps Villarreal in fourth place, while Athletic remain sixth and stay on course for Europa League football next season.
A solitary goal by Inaki Williams fired Athletic Bilbao to a 1-0 victory at Getafe to take the Basques up to fifth in the Primera Division.
The 21-year-old headed in the only goal of the game in the 24th minute and Athletic clung on until the end, Getafe passing up several chances to level in the second half.
The hosts also had defender Juan Cala sent off in stoppage time for a second booking and lose their first league game at home in exactly three months.
Roared on by a huge away following, Athletic...