Los Blancos headed across the Spanish capital looking to extend their lead at the top of the table but they struggled to pose a consistent threat in Vallecas.
Rayoreacted to their solid defensive showing with a revived attacking threat in the second 45 as Mario Suarez’s required a smart stop from Thibaut Courtois.
However, Real Madrid’s two most reliable players stepped up in the final ten minutes, as Courtois produced a double stop and Benzema scooped home after some clever link up with Vinicius Jr.
Benzema and Vini Jr combine brilliantly to finally give Real Madrid the lead! ⚪
Is there a more deadly attacking partnership on the planet this season? 🔥 pic.twitter.com/0z64y6Aq9u
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