Although they only had to face the team ranked 15th in the rankings – Valladolid, coach Carlo Ancelotti’s teachers and students had many difficulties. It seems their pillars are still tired after the World Cup and without the excellence from Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid would have conceded a goal.
The situation changed only when Sergio Leon received a red card in the 82nd minute. And Los Blancos quickly got the goal just 1 minute later, with a successful penalty from Karim Benzema.
Having a goal to break the deadlock, the visitors’ legs also became more elegant. Then when the official game time was about to close, Benzema once again spoke up with a neat finish after a pass from Eduardo Camavinga.
Making a double, the reigning golden ball once again affirmed its value. Despite turning 35 years old, Benzema still maintains amazing form. After the game, coach Carlo Ancelotti also gave his student praise.
“I find Benzema very motivated and I think you will see another version of Karim Benzema from 2023“,
Truong Son | 07:48 December 31, 2022