Thursday, January 20

Benzema’s talent catapults Madrid in San Mamés

  • Two goals from the French star in the first seven minutes set the leader’s triumph on track, who was able to hold out in the second half. The whites close the year fired in the League.

Already said Carlo Ancelotti in September: “Benzema it’s like him good wine. The older the better. Fulfilled 34 years last Sunday, but no one would say. In another of his usual talent shows, the French star commanded the last triumph of the year of Madrid, which knocked the Athletic (1-2) at San Mamés in an early match on matchday 21. Two goals from top scorer in the first seven minutes they paved the way, although the leader had to keep rowing to ensure victory.

Have to Benzema it’s a marvel for any team. While the Barça or the Athletic lately they get stuck in the attack and are moving away almost without remedy from the title, Madrid continues to live on Karim, who adds 15 goals and 7 assists in the League, formidable numbers that he completes with his unquestionable influence on the game.

With one more game than their main rivals, Madrid scores 8 points against Sevilla (second), 17 against Atlético and 18 against Barça

Sensational shot

Madrid was planted in Bilbao with 11 casualties, among them undisputed headlines such as Modric, Alaba, Casemiro or Carvajal, but Marcelino he warned the day before. “I would choose that Benzema and Vinicius not play.” Unfortunately for the Basques, the Frenchman appeared and soon struck the lions with a sensational parabola shot that surprised Agirrezabala, the substitute for Unai Simon. The international goal was one of the eight absences of Athletic, also beaten by the COVID-19. Iñigo Martinez, another man of Luis Enrique in the Red, did not play either.

Without time to react, Benzema’s 0-2 arrived, determined to rankle to the people of Bilbao. It painted things badly for Athletic, but Sancet He connected a missile that set Courtois’ unbeaten record in 538 minutes. Nine minutes and three goals in one volcanic start that promised emotions.

The Williams, without aim

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Athletic sought the tie in all possible ways, but the Williams They were not fine and ended up succumbing to a Madrid who caressed the third in boots of Hazard and Kroos. With one more encounter than their main rivals, the set of Ancelotti skyrockets in the League: scores 8 points at Seville (second), 17 to Athletic and 18 to Barça. A world.

Athletic, 1; Real Madrid, 2

ATHLETIC: Agirrezabala (7); De Marcos (6), Yeray (7), Unai Núñez (6), Balenziaga (6); Zarraga (4), Winner (6), Dani García (5), Muniain (6); Iñaki Williams (6), Sancet (8). Coach: Marcelino García (6). Changes: Nico Williams (6) for Zarraga (m.57); Raúl García (5) for Sancet (m.62); Lekue (6) by Balenziaga (m.62); Nico Serrano (sc) for Muniain (m. 84).

REAL MADRID: Courtois (8); Lucas Vázquez (7), Militao (6), Nacho (7), Mendy (6); Valverde (5), Camavinga (6), Kroos (7); Hazard (7), Benzema (9), Vinicius (5). Technician: Carlo Ancelotti (6). Changes: Mariano (sc) for Vinicius (v. 84); Peter (sc) for Hazard (v. 86); Jovic (sc) by Benzema (v. 89).

GOALS: 0-1 (m. 3), Benzema, with a fantastic parable; 0-2 (m. 7), Benzema, low shot; 1-2 (m. 9), Sancet, after touching the post.

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