Celta Vigo 1-3 Real Madrid: Karim Benzema's double and late Marco Asensio tap-in moves Zinedine Zidane's side three points behind LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid

  Karim Benzema's (right) double helped Real Madrid to a slender 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo Zinedine Zidane's side are now three po...

 

Karim Benzema's (right) double helped Real Madrid to a slender 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo
Zinedine Zidane's side are now three points behind LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid

He teed Madrid up for this victory. They were left hanging on at the end but held out for a win that sends them second and keeps them firmly in the title race.

Sergio Ramos was out with a bruised shin but the absence of the captain aside it was the Madrid XI that is likely to line-up against Liverpool in the Champions League with Fede Valverde in midfield alongside Zindine Zidane’s holy trinity of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, and Vinicius upfront alongside Benzema.

In gusty conditions Madrid started brightly with a ferocious press and Vinicius robbed the ball from keeper Ivan Villar only to then fail to find Benzema with his cross.

Benzema was found on 20 minutes and it was the moment Real Madrid took the lead. Toni Kroos played the ball to him through a forest of defenders’ legs and in a flash Benzema slipped it into the far corner as effortlessly as his coach Zidane slips his hands in his pocket on the touchline.

Benzema curled Zinedine Zidane's side in front on 20 minutes in a positive start for the visitors

It was goal number 22 of the season for Benzema in just 32 games in all competitions. Again he had shown his precision finishing and his intelligent positioning stepping back onside just as Kroos delivered the pass.

Vinicius might have made it 2-0 but Benzema’s cross came at him at chest height and he couldn’t stoop to head it home in time.

This pressing worked again on the half hour and again it lead to Kroos teeing up Benzema. The German robbed Renato Tapia in possession and from the loose ball Benzema rattled another one pass Villar – 2-0 and 23 goals in all competitions. That also made it eight goals in six games for him.

Benzema profited from Renato Tapia's error on the edge of his own box to double Real's lead

Celta stayed in the game despite Real Madrid’s dominance and they had narrowed the margin just before half time. Denis Suarez floated a free-kick into the area and Santi Mina guided his header past Thibaut Courtois.

That put a spring back in Celta’s step and in the second half Courtois had to get down well to save Iago Aspas’ s shot from the edge of the area.

Real Madrid were still dangerous and Vinicius raced to the byline but then failed to find the unmarked Lucas Vazquez in the area.

Santi Mina (third right) pulled one back for Celta by heading home Denis Suarez's free-kick

Benzema set up Marco Asensio (middle) in injury-time to seal the victory away from home

Benzema then nearly completed his hat-trick after robbing the ball inside the area. He curled his shot towards the far corner but this time Villar made the save.

Modric was then harshly penalized on the edge of his own area when he slid-in to clear and took out Tapia with his follow-through. It did not look a foul and the free-kick was in a dangerous area. Aspas struck it well but it came back off of Courtois’ right post.

Benzema crossed for substitute Marco Asensio to make it 3-1 with the last move of the game on 94 minutes. Madrid deserved their win and with Benzema unplayable it's no wonder they are still alive and kicking both home and abroad. 




COMMENTS

Name

Affiliates,1,Android Gadgets,14,Apple Devices,10,Computers/Laptop,3,Innovations,1,iPhone Gadget,4,Money Matters,4,Motivation and Personal Development,4,Smartphones,9,spo,1,spor,1,sport,2,sports,1927,Tech Matters,1,
ltr
item
FotNetwork.com: Celta Vigo 1-3 Real Madrid: Karim Benzema's double and late Marco Asensio tap-in moves Zinedine Zidane's side three points behind LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid
Celta Vigo 1-3 Real Madrid: Karim Benzema's double and late Marco Asensio tap-in moves Zinedine Zidane's side three points behind LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yd2jJBaWoN4/YFYuvjgvk3I/AAAAAAAAHYc/-7jVzkINbGIOPUWo4mYbQM0Hl526sfHtgCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h494/image.png
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yd2jJBaWoN4/YFYuvjgvk3I/AAAAAAAAHYc/-7jVzkINbGIOPUWo4mYbQM0Hl526sfHtgCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-w640-c-h494/image.png
FotNetwork.com
https://www.fotnetwork.com/2021/03/celta-vigo-1-3-real-madrid-karim.html
https://www.fotnetwork.com/
https://www.fotnetwork.com/
https://www.fotnetwork.com/2021/03/celta-vigo-1-3-real-madrid-karim.html
true
112235032139566404
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content