BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Karim Benzema has scored twice to extend his goal tally as Real Madrid moved into second place in the Spanish league on Saturday against Celta Vigo3. 1 score.
Toni Kroos created Benzema for his two early goals at Balaídos Stadium.
Kroos briefly went through two defenders to leave Benzema alone to beat goalkeeper Ivan Villar in the 20th. The German national team midfielder gave his French striker a second chance for half an hour when he stole the ball from Renato Tapia near Celta’s goal.
Celta improved after an unstable start. Forward Santi Mina pulled back with a header half a minute and five minutes ago. In the 62nd minute, Iago Aspas received a save from Thibaut Courtois, and the striker’s free kick hit the post during the eight minutes of the game.
Benzema crossed Marco Asensio’s goal to complete the final blow of the game.
Benzema has scored eight goals in six games in all competitions. He scored in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Atalanta in Madrid to help Real Madrid reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Last weekend he received another tailcoat against Elche 2. To win 1 comeback.
Madrid rose one point ahead of Barcelona before playing for Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Leading Atletico Madrid is three points ahead of Madrid before hosting Alavés on Sunday.
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