Mikel Rico

La Liga race tightens as Bilbao stops Real Madrid on Aduriz header

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Game on.

If Barcelona beats Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, the Blaugranas will be atop La Liga, as Athletic Bilbao topped Real Madrid 1-0 on Saturday.

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Aritz Aduriz turned Mikel Rico’s cross past Iker Casillas with a pretty header to keep Bilbao’s momentum from the midweek Copa del Rey semifinals in a 1-0 home win over the table toppers.

It’s the third-straight game with a goal for the 34-year-old.

Real Madrid out shot Bilbao 13-6 and won the corner battle 8-1, but couldn’t overcome this: