Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Benzema, Vinicius net braces in Real’s victory

Benzema, Vinicius net braces in Real’s victory

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Karim Benzema passed 300 goals for Real Madrid and Vinicius Junior produced another moment of magic as La Liga's run-away leaders sailed past Valencia 4-1 on Saturday, reports AFP. Benzema and Vinicius both scored twice at the Santiago Bernabeu to send Madrid eight points clear of

second-placed Sevilla, who have two games in hand, the first coming against Getafe on Sunday.

Benzema's 300th goal arrived from the penalty spot before Vinicius bamboozled five Valencia

defenders, via a one-two with his French teammate, to add a brilliant second early in the second half. Vinicius then headed in a third and Benzema added a late fourth, either side of Goncalo Guedes

converting a penalty for the hosts. Benzema now has 17 goals this season and Vinicius 12, their

combined 29 more than the entirety of 13 teams in the division, including fourth-placed Real

Sociedad. “I feel very good with Vinicius,” Benzema said. “I’m always here to help him, I know his

potential, I think he can reach an even higher level. He is a fantastic player for us.”