Real Madrid rose to the top of the La Liga table after a 2-0 victory over Real Valladolid. Striker Karim Benzema sublimated when he contributed a double goal. Los Blancos ended 2022 with an impressive record.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti’s army won a double title of La Liga and Champions League in the 2021/2022 season. In La Liga 2022/2023, Real Madrid is leading the rankings when it is only 1 point ahead of rival Barcelona, and played more than one match.
Besides Benzema, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois also spent an excellent 90 minutes against Real Valladolid. The Belgian star contributed to keeping the home team clean when the Real Madrid defense revealed errors.
“It was a difficult game for Real Madrid as the opponent showed their obvious improvement. We controlled the game well in the first half, but Real Valladolid played well and proved to be dominant after that,” the coach said. Ancelotti shared.
“I don’t think Real played well defensively. Los Blancos didn’t play tight. The important thing, we got the three points. A great match between Courtois and Benzema. Real Madrid ended the year with a high level of performance.”
Mr. Nguyen | 07:51 December 31, 2022