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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo draws a blank but Casemiro winner against Athletic Bilbao keeps Real Madrid top – in pictures

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane hailed his side’s character to hold off an Athletic Bilbao onslaught as Casemiro proved their unlikely hero in a vital 2-1 win on Saturday.

The Brazilian midfielder slotted home from close range 22 minutes from time to move Madrid five points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

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