Real Madrid will aim to reignite their La Liga title bid as they take on Athletic Club, currently sitting in 8th place, on Sunday.
Despite recent setbacks in form across all competitions, including losses in two of their last four league games, Madrid will be buoyed by their last 16 victory over Villarreal in the Copa del Rey. Currently sitting three points behind league leaders Barcelona, Madrid will hope to reclaim their spot at the top of the table.
Real Madrid has been having a tough time lately, even when they win. They recently had to come back from losing 2-0 to beat Villarreal 3-2. They also needed extra time and penalties to beat Valencia in a cup game and needed late goals to win against Real Valladolid and Cadiz.
The team they are playing against, Athletic Club, has also been struggling recently. They have not won any of their league games since the World Cup break, they have only drawn and lost. They did however win a close game in the cup this week, which might mean they are starting to play better.