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Benzema shines and guarantees Real Madrid's victory in the Spanish Championship - 12/22/2020

Benzema shines and guarantees Real Madrid’s victory in the Spanish Championship – 12/22/2020

the real Madrid Continue to dominate the Spanish championship. With another good performance from Benzema, Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 and continues to lead the national championship with 46 points, eight points behind Sevilla, who are currently in second place.

The team led by Carlo Ancelotti took just five minutes to open the score: Benzema, going through an excellent stage in a Merengo shirt, won first place to make the score 1-0.

Real Madrid did not even need to accelerate the pace of expansion much: Benzema took advantage of the opposition’s hesitation to beat the opponent’s goalkeeper and score his second goal of the match. The goal caused questions, as the attacker was in an erratic position, but because the ball came from the opposing defender, the goal was validated by the referee.

Athletic Bilbao reacted quickly and, with less than 10 minutes of play, already reduced the damage. Sunset received it on the edge of the area and hit a cross to pass Courtois and make it 2-1.

After the exciting start, the match slowed down and the first stage ended with a partial victory for Real Madrid.

The second half started more smoothly than the first, with Real Madrid managing the match and waiting for good opportunities to try to increase the score. Bilbao, even back on the scoreboard, failed to put pressure on Meringue’s side and exchange passes mid-attack without endangering the goal defended by Courtois for most of the second stage.

Ten minutes before the end, Real Madrid had the opportunity to score its third goal. Hazard received the ball and finished in a cross, but Agirizabala made a great save. On the Bilbao side, the best chance in the second stage came from Nico Williams. The striker swept the area and faced Courtois head-on, but ended up stalling in the good Belgium goalkeeper’s defence.

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Now, Real Madrid returns to the field in the National Championship on January 2, against Getafe, for the nineteenth round. Bilbao will visit Osasuna on January 3rd.