Zidane - Benzema's brilliant backheel assist surpass those by Guti

Tanya Simon
June 29, 2020

The forward's outrageous backheel through the legs of defender Bernardo Espinosa gave Casemiro a simple finish.

But solidity and steel ensured they came through unscathed and it was no surprise that defensive midfielder Casemiro, arguably the team's best player this term, was named man of the match.

Real Madrid: Courtois (8), Carvajal (7), Ramos (8), Varane (8), Marcelo (7), Casemiro (8), Kroos (6), Valverde (6), Isco (6), Hazard (6), Benzema (8).

"It would be a bit unfair to talk about my goal after what Karim did". They're a quality team with good players up front and we had to hold our own.

Barcelona picked up a point yesterday as they finished in a draw with Celta Vigo, they now have a one-point lead against Real Madrid.

Casemiro then somehow missed the target with a header when he appeared unmarked from close range, but he soon made amends thanks to the quick-thinking of Benzema.

Zinedine Zidane has cast doubt over his long-term future at Real Madrid after hinting that he is considering an early retirement from the game. "Casemiro gets it right".

Pressed on the piece of skill, the French forward added: "I see football like that!"

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Eibar edged closer to La Liga survival with a 2-1 victory at Granada.

We won it in the last game [a 2-0 win at Malaga].

Real are in the driving seat to win a tense La Liga title battle against Barcelona this campaign.

The result means that third-bottom Real Mallorca are eight points from the safety zone, while 19th-placed Leganes are nine adrift and bottom side Espanyol 10.

Earlier, Villarreal continued their surge towards Champions League qualification with a victory over Valencia, inspired by Cazorla.

Alcacer's strike partner Gerard Moreno scored an even better goal to double the lead in the 44th, as goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo launched the ball upfield and Santi Cazorla controlled it in the air with an irresistible touch before Moreno's ferocious volley.

Real Madrid is now two points clear of Barcelona, which stumbled again in a draw vs. Celta Vigo on Saturday, with six matches to play. "We aren't going to be complacent", Zidane said.

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