The providential man struck again for Real Madrid. Heading into a tough match against Athletic Bilbao this Sunday, the merengue club still relied on their captain, Karim Benzema, to score the first goal of the game and once again play a decisive role in the 0-2 victory. This is the ninth goal of the La Liga Ballon d’Or season in just ten games played and the fourth in the last three meetings.
To give victory to his people, the Frenchman penetrated one of the jewels, the secret of which he has. Inheriting the ball from ten yards from a header from Marco Asensio, No. 9 hit from a clean left flank from a difficult position (1-0, 24th) to deceive Unai Simon. Prior to this, however, the people of Madrid had suffered, being repeatedly attacked by the Basques until they were able to establish a target.
Then Real Madrid got scared and were very happy to see that Enaki Williams was denied a goal due to offside (77th). But at the very end of the match, the reigning champion of Spain turned out to be in weight, thanks to Toni Kroos, who victoriously took the center from Federico Valverde (2:0, 90th). With this win, Merengue (41 points) are three points ahead of current leaders Barça (44 points) with the same number of games played.