Real Madrid extend La Liga lead to eight points with 4-1 win over Valencia


Real Madrid 4-1 Valencia: Karim Benzema scores La Liga giants’ 300th goal, but Vinicius steals the show with a brace as Carlo Ancelotti’s men extend their lead over Sevilla to eight points

  • Vinicius Junior scored two second-half goals in a convincing win for Real Madrid
  • Karim Benzema has become Madrid’s fourth top scorer
  • Valencia pushed back Gonzalo Guedes at the end of the second half
  • Result puts Real Madrid eight points ahead of Sevilla at the top of the table











Karim Benzema scored his 300th goal for Real Madrid but Vinicius again stole the show with a brilliant second place finish in a 4-1 win for the Valencia leaders.

Vincius was back after coronavirus positive and he was the brightest for Real Madrid lighting up the Bernabeu in the 53rd minute with his 13th goal of the season.

He traded passes with Karim Benzema in the Valencia area and managed to push the ball one way and pass both Valencia center-backs recovering it on the other side to score.

Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior both scored braces in Real Madrid’s 4-1 win over Valencia

Omar Alderete and Mouctar Diakhaby were powerless to stop him and it took Valencia’s breath away as they tried to get back into the game after a controversial first-half penalty which prompted a tweet from the club that said the decision a “flight”.

The dubious shot on goal came at the end of the first half led by Luka Modric.

His brilliant pass allowed Marco Asensio to pass but he shot straight at Cillessen.

The Frenchman has now scored 300 goals for Real Madrid in 13 seasons at Real Madrid

The Frenchman has now scored 300 goals for Real Madrid in 13 seasons at Real Madrid

Benzema opened the scoring at the end of the first half from the penalty spot

Benzema opened the scoring at the end of the first half from the penalty spot

Modric then rocked the crossbar with a shot from the edge of the box before Benzema hit his shot on goal in Cillenssen’s upper left corner after Alderete moved past Casemiro knocking him down and leaving Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez point to the place.

Replays showed that Alderete had only parked in front of Casemiro and applied the brakes. It was a soft penalty.

Benzema’s goal reached 300 goals in 584 games in 13 seasons at Real Madrid. He is now the club’s fourth all-time top scorer behind Alfredo de Stefano (308), Raul (323) and Cristiano Ronaldo (450).

Vinicius got his second header at close range after Yunus Musah was dispossessed by Toni Kroos. Benzema passed the ball to Asensio and when his shot was saved Vinicius converted.

Vinicius scored Real's second and his first of the night with a smart second-half finish

Vinicius scored Real’s second and his first of the night with a smart second-half finish

The Brazilian has now scored 13 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid this season

The Brazilian has now scored 13 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid this season

Vinicius scored again as he headed from close range after Marco Asension's shot was saved

Vinicius scored again as he headed from close range after Marco Asension’s shot was saved

Valencia continued to fight and Courtois had to make a big save from Daniel Wass pushing his shot from a distance. At the 76 minutes they regained their foothold in the game when Marcos Andre fell after being held by Ferland Mendy. Courtois saved the kick but the Portuguese striker recovered with a header.

Courtois was once again busy watching a shot from Wass pass right by, then saving Manu Vallejo.

But Madrid and Benzema had the last laugh with a move to the left that ended with substitute Dani Ceballos playing Mendy who scored for the Frenchman to score his second goal on the night and his 301st for Madrid.





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