The French striker carried Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao (2-1) by crossing the 400-goal mark with a light coiled shot.
Future opponent of Real Madrid, Paris SG, who miraculously snatched a point Thursday night in Lorient (1-1), can tremble. While Lionel Messi’s teammates suffered at the Moustoir, the Spanish club impressed on the lawn of Athletic Bilbao, carried once again by an untenable Karim Benzema. The French striker offered himself a brace to allow his team to win 2-1.
The striker of the Blues brought his total of goals this season to 15 in the league by the way, passing the impressive bar of 400 goals in his career thanks to a majestic strike. From the 4e minute of play, the Madrilenian cooled the San Mames stadium by rolling his ball without control, on a service from Toni Kroos. A clear, dry strike from the corner of the surface. The ball went to nestle flush with the post of Julen Agirrezabala who could do absolutely nothing.
His second goal, just three minutes later, more classic, allowed Real Madrid to take cover to take the three points despite the reduction in the score of Sancet (10th). The Madrilenians sit a little more comfortably in the chair of the championship leader before the Christmas break with eight points ahead of Sevilla FC (which has one game less).
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