🚨 Valladolid – Real Madrid: Karim Benzema gives victory to Merengue, provisional leaders!

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Real Madrid can thank Karim Benzema. Held in check by Valladolid at the break, the reigning European champions were moribund for much of the second half. Thibaut Courtois even had to intervene twice in one minute in front of Aguado (67th) and Leon (68th).

Carlo Ancelotti’s men started to wake up ten minutes from the end. But it was above all the awakening of Karim Benzema! While he saw his curled shot being stopped by Masip (79th), he finally opened the scoring on a contentious penalty (83rd). Reduced to ten after the expulsion of Sergio Leon who attacked the refereeing body, the locals would crack a second time against Nueve, who scored twice thanks to a great job by Eduardo Camavinga (89th). Thanks to its Golden Ball, Real temporarily takes the lead in La Liga while waiting for the Barcelona derby tomorrow between Barça and Espanyol.

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For his comeback in official competition after the hiccup of the World Cup, Karim Benzema gave victory to Real Madrid at the end of the match by signing a double. Thanks to its Golden Ball, Real is temporarily leader of La Liga.