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Twitter explodes as late Karim Benzema goal gives Real Madrid massive victory in La Liga title race





Real Madrid beat Elche Franche Escribe yesterday with 2: 1 in La Liga, and the victory in the second half was secured by the French striker Karim Benzema.

Zinedine Zidane’s team is now 2nd in the league table, six points behind league leader Atletico Madrid. There has been no smooth sailing for Real Madrid this season, and the match against Elche highlighted their shortcomings.

Midfielder Dani Calvo put Elche in the lead in the second half, but Benzema’s heroism secured Los Blancos ’win. The Frenchman is still the most important Real Madrid player in the attack, and this season he scored 15 goals in the league.

Zidane rested like Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, and Federico Valverde and Isco started the match. Kroos and Modrić were brought in as substitutes later in the game, but in addition to Benzema, the young Brazilian striker Rodrygo also played a crucial role.

Dependence on Benzema to lead the attack is that Brazilian midfielder Casemiro is Real Madrid’s second top scorer this season, with five goals. Strikers like Eden Hazard and Vinicius Junior have been battling this season and injuries have also played a role.

Real Madrid will now focus on the UEFA Champions League. On Tuesday, they will face Atalanta’s Gian Pier Gasperini for the return match of the eighth finals of the UEFA Champions League.

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Posted March 14, 2021, 12:27 PM IST