Isco comes off the bench to save Real Madrid from defeat

Isco comes off the bench to save Real Madrid from defeat

- Isco came off the subs bench to equaliser for Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao

- Iker Muniain put the home-side ahead after 32 minutes

- Both teams went in search of a winner but the points were shared after 90 minutes

Spain star Isco came off the subs bench to head home the all-important equaliser for Real Madrid as their perfect start to the new La Liga campaign came to a halt at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, September 15, 2018..

Iker Muniain put the home side in front after 32 minutes at San Mames Stadium after bundling home an inviting cross from Markel Susaeta which former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois failed to cut out.

The Los Blancos turned up the heat and managed to level proceedings

Isco comes off the bench to save Real Madrid from defeat

Bilbao players celebrate taking the lead at the San Mames Stadium on Saturday night
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After Isco came off the subs bench to guide his header off a Gareth Bale cross into the far corner from with less than 30 minutes of play left on the watch.

Isco comes off the bench to save Real Madrid from defeat

Isco comes off the bench to save Real Madrid from defeat
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Both teams tried endlessly to claim the maximum points but despite their efforts no further goals were scored at the blast of the final whistle to see the game end 1-1.

Isco comes off the bench to save Real Madrid from defeat

Tempers went high in the early stages of the second-half with Casemiro and Dani Garcia squaring up to one another
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Belgium World Cup star Thibaut Courtois made his official debut for Real Madrid as Karim Benzema's second half brace secured an emphatic victory against Leganes today, September 1, 2018..

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The La Liga encounter at the Santiago Benearbu stadium saw the Real Madrid lead 4-1 after 66th minute of football with Karim Benzema (2), Gareth Bale and Ramos on the scoresheet for the home side.

Los Blancos took an early lead when Gareth Bale netted the opener in the 17th minute of the contest.

However, the former Chelsea No. 1 Courtois conceded his first La Liga goal, via a 24th minute spot-kick by Guido Carrillo to ensure Leganes were at par with their city rival at the end of the first half.

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