Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid thrash Valencia 3nil to keep pressure on Barca, KimTrendNaija reports.
Madrid scored three times in the second half to beat Valencia 3-0 as Benzema and Asensio got the goals.
Eden Hazard once again was on the assists list but was unable to get a goal for himself.
The match was a hard fought contest in the first half that saw Valencia’s goal ruled off by VAR.
Rodrigo got the goal in the 21st minute but after review by VAR, it was canceled as the first 45 minutes ended goalless.
The second half brought in more sparks and fire from the Madrid side who took the game to Valencia.
Los Blanco got the first goal through Karim Benzema in the 61st minute as Eden Hazard provided the assist.
The France international found himself one on one with the goalkeeper before dispatching into the net.
Marco Asensio doubled the lead in the 74th minute after a fine assist from Mendy which made it 2-0.
The game was far from over for Valencia as their defense became the camping ground for Madrid.
Soon the third goal went in with Benzema scoring his brace for the day after he volleyed the ball inside the net.
Courtesy a Marco Asensio assist made it 3-0 before Valencia’s Kang-In Lee was sent off for violent conduct.
Real Madrid claimed three points as they fight on for laliga title with Barcelona sitting top with two points difference.
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