Karim David Benzema netted three goals over just seven minutes of the first half Real Madrid thrashed Real Valladolid by 6-0 on Sunday, cutting the lead of Barcelona of LaLiga up to 12 points.
The hat trick took Benzema to 14 goals for the league this season. He’s third on the list of leading scorers — three goals behind Barca’s Robert Lewandowsk.
Rodrygo‘s first goal following an elegant counter-attack in the space of 22 minutes ignited the crowd after 22 minutes as Benzema was in charge at the Bernabeu, scoring an opening half-time hat trick in the history of Real Madrid for the first time in his career.
Benzema got his goal goal with a diving header after the Vinicius Jr. cross that narrowly avoided an incident with the far post. He made the second goal with an easy pass to his striker, who scored at an edge in the field.
The 35-year old completed his feat when he repositioned his running through the six-yard box, allowing him to pivot on the spot and take advantage of a Rodrygo cross behind him to score , while his back was to the goal.
Rodrygo added another assist in the second period after Marco Asensio played an uni-two to the Brazilian forward, who then scored as well. Eden Hazard created the last goal when he snatched the ball off an unintentional pass and eventually came across Lucas Vazquez.
Valladolid The team, which suffered another consecutive LaLiga defeat, sit 16th, one point clear of the zone of relegation.
The first game since the international break was Real Valladolid visit the ever changing Santiago Bernabeu. The league seemed to be gone following the devastating loss to Barcelona before this break. With the focus at retribution mid-week in the cup game against the Catalans The game was to be relatively stress-free. Eduardo Camavinga continued to play at left-back, and this was maybe a hint of what was to be to. Lucas Vazquez started at right-back on the opposite side.
Aurelien Tchouameni sat in the midfield along with Toni Kroos – as Karim Benzema commanded the forward four players. Benzema was the captain of the team.Aurelien Tchouameni kicked off the afternoon with a strike that was to the left of the goal from the corner. Valladolid after that, he hit the post, as Roque Mesa saw his brilliant strike bounce back off the post in agonizing pain. Madrid used the chance to lead and then go on a excitement as a consequence.
Rodrygo Goes showed a finishing with the best quality the first time, and Karim Benzema’s quick header gave it happen two minutes after. It was three goals in the blink of an eye and Benzema grabbed the ball before unleashing an effort that sailed through the keeper for his second. The Frenchman was not done when he scored his hat-trick after an acrobatic shot from close range was enough to get over the goalkeeper. Four goals in fourteen minutes.
Madrid had complete charge of the match at this period and successfully secured the points, with the remainder of the game to be played. Half-time was up with the score at 4-0 in favor of the hosts.Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo made a run for it early in the second half , but the game remained Real Madrid. Rodrygo appeared to make it 5-0 with a composed finish in the area however, VAR could determine the incident was caused by a handball during the build-up from Vinicius.
Eden Hazard was brought into the action to play for the very first time over what appears to be forever, when he was given only the chance to shine for 25 minutes. Another replacement Jesus Vallejo then came close to scoring but fell and let the goalkeeper to take the ball. Marco Asensio would then make the score 5-0 for his team with a neat finish using his strong foot.
Lucas Vazquez came close to the six-goal mark, but was unsuccessful at a close range. Toni Kroos had a pop in the final minutes but the goal was scored by Vazquez who scored the sixth goal as Madrid made a commitment to move their players forward, and allowed Hazard to slot the Spaniard into an easy finish that slipped over the goalkeeper. It was easy work for Madrid to the end, who won 6-0 without breaking an ice. What were your top stars?