Benzema back on the money for Madrid

Ruben Hill
July 1, 2020

"The assist is good, but Casemiro puts it in and gave us the three points".

Following the match, Casemiro insisted all credit rating for his goal really should go to Benzema. A two-point lead and a whiff from the title gets stronger.

Benzema was next to try his luck and draw a save from Lopez, whose busy outing continued with a double stop from Casemiro and Eden Hazard in a goalmouth scramble prompted by his own failure to deal with a high cross.

Former Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez scrambled to keep out an ambitious Casemiro attempt and watched both Sergio Ramos and the Brazil worldwide head over, the captain missing the target from point-blank range. We know that Benzema is capable of coming up with something like that and that's what he did.

Moreno added a second goal just before halftime off a brilliant pass from Santi Cazorla in an impressive team move.

"We know Karim is an unbelievable participant and he shows it in each and every sport". He's been here for 11 years and we all enjoy his quality. He is at a superior age, at about 32 or 33 if you search following oneself as he does, they are your ideal a long time of soccer. He can still play a lot because he takes care of himself.

"It doesn't surprise me". We are winning now, but like I said, today we've yet to win the title.

However, despite Champions League glory and much success in the Madrid hot-seat, Zidane revealed he may not last much longer in his current job. "I always think about the league I won as a coach in 2017".

Marked as an outcast from the French national team since an ugly fallout with Matthieu Valbuena in 2015 and the incident spiraled out of manageable proportions. "It's the most new just one".

Espanyol were hanging on for half-time and they were caught out by Benzema.

With Real content at preserving their lead and Espanyol keen to avoid further damage, the game drifted towards its conclusion, and by the time the hosts mounted a late rally they were unable to regain momentum as Real returned to the top of the table and left Espanyol floundering at the foot.

Perhaps the best compliment came from Casemiro, who made the most of Benzema's act of brilliance.

"The goal belongs to Karim".

'We have an advantage with the defence we have, and we have players who are committed.

"But I know that when we lose the press will be out, the knives will be out, that won't change".

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