The Galicians have proven to be a testing challenge for Carlo Ancelotti’s side on their highly anticipated return to competitive action at the newly redeveloped Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
However, with the pressure on Ancelotti’s men to react after the restart, the evergreen Benzema produced an immediate response.
Miguel Gutierrez’s floated cross found the French international in space inside the box and he powered a header beyond Matias Dituro.
— Ricardo Muñoz (@RMunoz8) September 12, 2021
Benzema’s breakthrough turned the tide in Real Madrid’s favour on the hour mark with the veteran forward releasing the Brazilian in behind to fire the hosts in front.
Vini Jr scores again…and he jumps into the stands to celebrate with the Bernabeu fans! 🙌
Real Madrid trailed 2-1 at half time, but it's now 3-2 after just 10 minutes of the second half ⚪ pic.twitter.com/KP37NLZSma
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A draw at full time would maintain Real Madrid unbeaten start to the 2021/22 La Liga season this weekend with a win bringing them up to second place in the table overnight.
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