Spain: a pass, a goal, Benzema takes Real to the title
Friday July 10, 2020 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The Karim Benzema guarantee: with a goal and a pass, the center forward French again became decisive to offer Real Madrid the victory against Alavés on Friday (2-0), on the 35th day of Liga, and four points ahead of Barcelona in the final sprint for the title.
The armband him gave wings: in the absence of Sergio Ramos, it was a captain Benzema who transformed the penalty caused by the electric Ferland Mendy (11th) for the 500th goal of the Zidane era at Real, before serving Marco Asensio, who only had to push the ball into the empty cage (51st) to seal the victory.
The White House took another step towards a 34th coronation in La Liga, three days to go of the championship (July 19). But this victory against Alavés in the fight for maintenance (17th) is likely to once again chat in Spain.
– Another penalty –
Tancés for arbitral decisions which are often favorable to them, the Merengues still imposed themselves Friday thanks to a penalty validated at the limit of the area of repair, then a second goal of Asensio initially refused for a Benzema offside, then very rightly accepted with the help of the VAR by referee Rodriguez Carpallo, entered at the break for his first La Liga match in place of Gil Manzano, hit at a
It was believed that Benzema (32) would not return after half-time: before giving way to Eden Hazard (82nd) complaining about the back of her right thigh, l striker, the author of his 18th goal and 8th assist in La Liga this season on Friday, put a knee on the ground before the break, surrounded by Real doctors, and complained, wincing at the
But “KB9”, in full swing for the best season of his career at Real, has returned set foot on the lawn of the small Di Stefano stadium, two weeks after his magic heel for Casemiro, and take Real in his wake.
“He was able to continue playing, it's just a blow. He returned well in the second period. We'll see tomorrow what he has exactly. I don’t think it’s anything serious, just a little tired. Other than that, no, Karim didn't complain about anything, “reassured Zinedine Zidane in a post-match conference on Friday.
– Locomotive Mendy –
The White House had lost some of its best ramparts – Dani Carvajal and Ramos suspended, Nacho and Marcelo injured – but she was able to count on a Thibaut Courtois who again confirmed his rank as the best goalkeeper in Spain, a Luka Modric in form, and especially a five-star French side, Ferland Mendy, who managed to make all those absent forget.
The locomotive Mendy (25 years old) probably signed his best game on Friday since his arrival at Real in July 2019 for six years and 48 M EUR: he has multiplied calls in his left lane, hesitating to offer himself in attack while winning almost all of his defensive duels, still relying on his physique above average, and caused the penalty transformed by Benzema (11th)
With the return of Hazard, Mendy's confirmation is a big positive for Zidane, who lost the Brazilian Marcelo to the same position for the end of the championship, due to an injury to the left adductor announced on Friday.
“We are happy for his performance, what he does. It’s a first year for him (at Real), he’s level, and that’s the good news. He came here to show his qualities, that is what he is doing, and we are all happy with his performance, “said Zidane Friday evening at the post-match press conference. Impressive efficiency and with a cold ability to manage its match, Real de Zidane has once again proven its stranglehold on the Liga: it is its 8th success in a row since the resumption. It is difficult to see what could now prevent Real from winning a 34th title of Spanish champion, which would be the second of “Zizou” coach: in the event of defeat of Barça on Saturday at 5.30 p.m. GMT in Valladolid and victory of Real Monday (8:00 p.m. GMT) against Grenada, the title will be acquired.
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