Real Madrid wins as Benzema stars, Asensio scores in return
Real Madrid reacted strong and continue their pressure in leaders Barcelona as they cruise past Valencia 3-0 at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Thursday.
Benzema scored a brace and Marco Asensio netted his first goal of the season after coming in at 74th minute after 11-months long injury. It needed him just two minutes to get into the score-sheet.
The win means Real Madrid are two points behind the leader Barcelona who has defeated Leganes 2-0 a couple of days before. Barcelona’s five points lead over Real Madrid couldn’t last for more than 48 hours.
It was Valencia who opened the scoring but Valencia’s Rodrigo had his goal ruled out by VAR for offside offense in the 20th minute. The home side then scored all three goals in the second half with Benzema scoring in the 60th minute.
Asensio was brought in for Federico Valverde in the 74th minute and it took him just two minutes to buried his shot past Valencia’s stopper which was his first touch of the season.
Ten minutes later, Asenseio set up a clever pass to Benzema who scored a volley to move his goal scoring tally to 16 this season in the league.