Lionel Messi was rested by Ronald Koeman for the match, with Martin Braithwaite selected in the Argentine's place.
Frenkie de Jong of Barcelona celebrates with teammate Antoine Griezmann after scoring their team's first goal during the Supercopa de Espana Semi Final match between Real Sociedad and FC Barcelona at Estadio Nuevo Arcangel on January 13, 2021 in Cordoba, Spain.
Bilbao took the lead in the 18th minute through Raúl García. The Real Madrid player didn't even argue against it, even collecting a yellow card for the foul. In their most recent fixture against Osasuna ended in a goalless draw.
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Monday's action is a capstone of that and it's likely to provoke the ire of Biden, who has vowed to revert to the Obama-era policy.
Thibaut Courtois blasted La Liga for treating the team like "puppets" by refusing to postpone the fixture.
Zinedine Zidane's men were two goals down by the 38th minute after a Raul Garcia brace.
The 23-year-old centre-back, with just over 100 minutes playing time in three games for United this season, has switched to the Bundesliga and joined Leverkusen on a contract until June 2024.
Benzema thought he had it but the flag was up for offside before Sergio Ramos headed wide and Vinicius Junior curled over in a frantic late surge that Bilbao survived.