Real Madrid won the late match of the 17th day of La Liga which opposed them Thursday to FC Valencia (2-0). Karim Benzema is out injured.
Feelings will be a bit mixed in the Real Madrid dressing room. If he did the job by winning Thursday night against FC Valencia on his lawn at the Bernabeu (2-0, La Liga Matchday 17), the Madrid club is crossing its fingers hoping that Karim Benzema’s injury won’t be too serious. Replaced at the hour mark after holding the back of his right thigh, almost at knee level, the French striker shook his head when going directly to the locker room.
However, the satisfaction of the result will be there for the men of Carlo Ancelotti who dominated their subject during this late match. Dominating in the first period, they thought for a time that they had opened the scoring on a header from Rüdiger (45th + 3), but the VAR decided otherwise, reversing a fault by Karim Benzema. An illicit push on an opposing player, enough to leave the score zero and blank at their break.
KB9, decisive double passer
Back on the field, the Merengue this time wasted no time in taking the lead. First on a goal from Marco Asensio (1-0, 52nd), then on another two minutes later, signed Vinicius Junior (2-0, 54th). Each time, it was KB9 who offered the decisive pass. The blow then came in the 60th minute for the Frenchman who was therefore unable to witness his team’s final victory from the edge of the field. Thanks to this success, Real Madrid regains part of its delay on FC Barcelona, which now points to five units of the Catalan leader.