Karim Benzema and Asensio fire Real Madrid to derby victory and a huge lead

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Real Madrid took a big step in winning the Laliga 2021/22 title, beating last season’s champions Atletico Madrid 2-0 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night. Karim Benzema came back from injury with a special goal in the first half, before Marco Asensio wrapped up three points in the second half.

It was Vinicius who assisted both goals and was initially well-recognized by the Athletes, although the Colchoneros had no natural back-to-back on the field. It was Marcos Llorente who was given the job of guarding the Brazilian and he started well, but Vinicius swerved to the right to take part in the play and this created an opener in the 16th minute, as he crossed Benzema into the volley for the first time.

Atletico came close to equalizing when Thibaut Courtois saved a free kick by Antoine Griezmann before the break, but the Frenchman was sent off in the break with Yannick Carrasco, sent by Joao Felix and Thomas Lemar to try a different approach.

That worked to some extent, as they developed the Rojiblancos game and Joao Felix again saved in Courtois, before the Portuguese set up Matheus Cunha with his shot.

The ball was then sent to Thomas Lemar, who could have played for the first time with his weak right foot, but he did not take that opportunity and Real Madrid hit their second second, as Luke Jovic held the ball high and fed it. to Vinicius, who received his second aid at night by setting up Asensio.

Renan Lodi and Luis Suarez came on Diego Simeone’s side and Atleti created some chances, but it was too late. Mario Hermoso looking forward, Lemar’s freekick almost went in and Courtois’ face denied Joao Felix in the end.

However, Real Madrid held on to a 2-0 victory that put them 13 points ahead of their city rivals and 18 points ahead of Barcelona. Sevilla are the closest now, with eight points left.


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