This Wednesday evening, Real Madrid won 3-1 on the lawn of Osasuna and are even closer to the title. Karim Benzema saw his two penalties stopped by the opposing goalkeeper but wants to put things into perspective.
Funny evening this Wednesday for Karim Benzema. The Blues striker will not take long to shine since he is on the last pass on his team’s first goal, with a smart discount for David Alaba from the 12th, which allows Real to lead 1-0.
Only Real, still as fragile in defense, is equalized in stride. Ante Budimir made it 1-1 less than 90 seconds after opening the scoring. Just before the added time of the first period, Marco Alonso will double the bet for Madrid and allow his people to breathe. But in the second half, Karim Benzema will see his two attempts at 11 meters, stopped by the opposing goalkeeper.
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After a rough handling fault by Chimy Ávila, Karim Benzema takes responsibility and rushes in front of the goalkeeper. The former Lyonnais adjusts a flat foot but Sergio Herrera wins against him. Repeated twice six minutes later. The French rushes for a second penalty – less obvious – after a tackle from Javier Martinez Calvo on Dani Ceballos. The “Nine» makes a second attempt identical to the first, aiming for the small left net. Second save from the 28-year-old Spanish goalkeeper.
At the very end of the match (90+4), Lucas Vasquez scored the break goal and allowed the Real Madrid players to win 3-1. The Casa Blanca take a 17-point lead over Atletico and are closer than ever to the title. The other Madrid club could not join Real in the lead, only Barça (3rd) and Sevilla (4th), with late matches mathematically preventing Carlo Ancelotti’s players from celebrating their 35th coronation. For his part, Karim Benzema relativized on social networks, speaking of a “unlucky evening». «KB9remains La Liga’s top scorer, with 25, and the league’s top passer with 12 assists, one more than Ousmane Dembélé. All is well for theNine».