Real Madrid seized control of the La Liga title race on Sunday thanks mainly to Karim Benzema’s continued magic.
Benzema used a no-look backheel nutmeg to set up Casemiro on a silver platter and produce the only goal in Real Madrid’s 1-0 win over Espanyol.
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Was it intentional, and not just Benzema playing the ball into a dangerous area however he could?
With the form he’s in, we’re betting he meant it. Benzema has scored three times since La Liga return and Real Madrid has won all five of its matches. He certainly seemed cognizant of Casemiro’s run centrally as he chased down the 50/50 ball.
Real Madrid is now two points clear of Barcelona, which stumbled again in a draw vs. Celta Vigo on Saturday, with six matches to play.
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