Benzema saves Real with a double

Real Madrid continued their clear round in La Liga on Sunday by winning at Espanyol Barcelona (3-1), including a double from Karim Benzema.

A few hours after Robert Lewandowski’s double with Barça against Valladolid (4-0), a few kilometers away, it was Karim Benzema who delivered the Madrilenians with two goals at the very end of the match to snatch victory 3- 1 at Espanyol Barcelona.

Decisive Chuameni

Despite Vinicius opening the score on a very nice opening by AurĂ©lien TchouamĂ©ni in the 12th minute, the Merengues stammered their football, and ended up being joined just before half-time, on a good recovery from Joselu who managed to beat Thibaut Courtois in two stages (43rd). But ‘KB9’, crowned best player of the season by UEFA in Istanbul on Thursday, came out of hiding in the 88th minute to stretch the flat of the right foot to the far post on the fall of a center signed Rodrygo, and snatch the three points. And after additional time (90th + 10), the former Lyonnais even converted a direct free kick.

Benzema scores from a free kick… against an outfield player

Espanyol’s French goalkeeper, Benjamin Lecomte, was sent off on a direct red card for a foul on Dani Ceballos outside the box, and it was central defender Leandro Cabrera who put on the gloves to slip into the post. goalkeeper on this free-kick, given that Espanyol had already made all their substitutions.

Thanks to this success on the wire, the Merengues return to the top of La Liga ahead of Betis Sevilla, winner of Osasuna 1-0 on Friday and which is also clear. However, this mixed match is a warning to be taken seriously for the people of Madrid, ten days before their first Champions League test at Celtic Glasgow … and especially a week before the shock against Betis.

Source: Mathieu Idiart with AFP and RMC Sport

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