Real Madrid 6-0 Levante: Vinicius Jr scores hat-trick and Karim Benzema matches Raul tally as champions run riot

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Karim Benzema reached the ranks with Raul as Real Madrid’s second-highest scorer and Vinicius Junior scored a hat-trick as the LaLiga champions beat Everton 6-0.

Ferland Mendy found the team of Carlo Ancelotti, who were champions two days ago, on their way early, before Benzema joined Madrid icon Raul with 323 goals recently.

Rodrygo and Vinicius added more goals before the break, as they finished his treble in the second half at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday.

Although the tournament gave Madrid a 12-point lead over Barcelona at the top of the table, it has been ruled out by Levante with two games to go.

Any hopes that Levante had caused the offense were dashed in the 13th minute when Mendy entered the penalty area and overtook Daniel Cardenas.

Federico Valverde then directed a volley against the post, before Benzema doubled his team’s advantage with a header from Vinicius 19 minutes later.

Rodrygo brought home Luke Modric’s cross to make it three in the 34th minute, while Cardenas twice pushed the Valverde crossbar as Madrid dominated.

They made it to the fourth in the 45th minute, when Vinicius collected Modric’s world and bent Cardenas to the side.

Cardenas dropped Modric’s effort and Vinicius saw the effort put off offside after a while.

The Brazilian midfielder should not have been denied in the 68th minute, bouncing off an empty net after Benzema surrounded Cardenas.

He had his hat-trick seven minutes from a time full of cool greetings from 10 yards after punching a frustrated Levante backline.


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With the trophy already sewn in recent weeks and with the Champions League final against Liverpool coming up in about a week, Ancelotti would be forgiven for resting his star players.

The Italian did not, however. Benzema, Vinicius and Modric all started and all three stood out as Los Blancos returned to winning ways in style after Sunday’s El Derbi defeat to Atletico Madrid.

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