Karim Benzema scored a brace on Tuesday to assist Actual Madrid to a 3-1 win.© AFP
Karim Benzema spared Actual Madrid’s blushes on Tuesday with the successful brace which shot the reigning champions to a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao that attracts them stage on factors with La Liga Leaders Actual Sociedad. Frenchman Benzema headed house a cross from Dani Carvajal with 16 minutes remaining to place Actual forward towards battling Bilbao, who had fought again to stage earlier having misplaced Raul Garcia to 2 quickfire bookings in opening minutes.
Toni Kroos had given the hosts the lead in Madrid with a thumping strike on the stroke of half-time, however Ander Capa rocked the capital membership six minutes after the break when he shot previous Thibaut Courtois on the second time of asking.
The 32-year-old Benzema had different concepts nevertheless, placing his crew in entrance earlier than ensuring of the factors in stoppage time with a medical end after gathering Luka Modric’s cross.
Third-placed Madrid gained their fourth straight win in all competitions and are equal on 26 factors with Sociedad, who face troubled Barcelona on the Camp Nou on Wednesday, and native rivals Atletico Madrid.
Tuesday’s match was the sport in hand which Actual had on Sociedad, whereas Atletico have performed two video games fewer than their two title rivals.
Barca are 9 factors again however play one among their two video games in hand within the hope of giving some momentum to what has been a depressing season to this point.
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