Real Madrid have moved a step closer to winning Spain's La Liga for the first time since 2017 with a 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao, moving seven points clear at the top of the table.
Sergio Ramos slotted home the winning goal from the penalty spot on Sunday, just as he did in Madrid's previous game against Getafe, after Marcelo was fouled by Dani Garcia.
Zinedine Zidane's side have one hand on the title with four matches remaining, ahead of Barcelona's clash with Villarreal later on Sunday.
Karim Benzema came close in the opening stages when he headed off-target from close range, while Inaki Williams was denied by Thibaut Courtois at the other end.
Rodrygo Goes and Benzema missed further chances for Madrid in a surprisingly open first period, while Courtois parried a Raul Garcia header.
Athletic faded in the second half and Madrid started turning the screw, and their pressure paid off when Garcia stood on Marcelo's foot in the 73rd minute in the box and a penalty was awarded after VAR referral.