Real Madrid butcher Bilbao 5-1

Real Madrid 5 – Athletic Bilbao 1 (La Liga, November 17, 2012) (Longer highlights.) Karim Benzema/ Jon Aurtenetxe’s own goal put Real 1-up in the 12th minute. Real pressed home their dominance on the half hour as Sergio Ramos doubled the lead, and then Karim Benzema curled in a beauty for 3-0. Bilbao notched a lifeline before the break as Ibai Gomez found the net in the 42nd. Los Blancos put the result to bed 10 minutes into the second half when Mesut Ozil tucked in a fourth from a Benzema assist. Sami Khedira drilled home a 5th in the 71st.

Individual highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo.

Karanka praises Karim Benzema performance.