For their long-awaited reunion with the Santiago-Bernabeu stadium, Real Madrid ended up stifling Celta Vigo (5-2) with a hat-trick from Karim Benzema this Sunday. The high pressing of the Galicians however hampered the Madrilenians and ended up on two goals (4th, 31st) which allowed the visitors to switch in the lead at the break (1-2). Fortunately, Karim Benzema answered this by equalizing for the first time in the 24th, then by reluctant when he returned from the locker room (47th), while he was at Was denied a goal for an offside position in the first half. The Frenchman transformed a penalty obtained by Vinicius (87th) at the end of the match to give another dimension to this success full of authority.
Silent with the France team during the international break, Benzema is La Liga’s top scorer with five goals. Three decisive passes are added to this more than perfect record. The other striker in form, the Brazilian Vinicius, very restless, gave the advantage to Real de Carlo Ancelotti shortly before the hour mark (54th), signing him also his fourth achievement, before offering himself in passing a good walkabout, well deserved, while the Madrilenians found part of their audience (gauge limited to 60 %) for the first time in 18 months and the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This match, which allowed Real to retain their leadership at the top of the championship, was also an opportunity to observe the first steps of the French international prodigy Eduardo Camavinga (18) in the jersey White. The former Rennes midfielder replaced Eden Hazard in the last half hour, showing from the first moments a lot of personality by constantly claiming the ball that his partners had great difficulty in releasing.
Just minutes after coming on, the international nonetheless found themselves on the prowl after a strike from Modric that was knocked back by the opposing goalkeeper to push the ball to the back of the net (72nd) and let his joy burst out of hitting very hard on entry. Serious and opportunistic, Camavinga, transferred in the last days of the transfer window to the Spanish capital for around 31 million euros, will retain a necessarily striking memory of his first.