Real Madrid talisman Karim Benzema joined the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul at an exclusive Blancos club late Saturday night.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men are certainly in action.
The capital giants welcome Jose Bordallas’ Valencia to the Bernabeu in a much-anticipated showdown as they struggle to maintain the club’s healthy edge at the La Liga summit.
And, as things stand, those three are exactly what the host of the night was aiming for.
The scoring of the game began at half-time, when a controversial penalty from Casemiro was ruthlessly delivered by Karim Benzema:
Casemiro’s diving will impress Tom Daly.
Benzema leads Real Madrid 1-0 on penalties. pic.twitter.com/PpX1LpN8n5
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Meanwhile, Vinicius Jr doubled Real’s advantage by sending Ancelotti and his team-mates. They are on their way to their 15th La Liga victory.
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However, as mentioned above, the two goals (or, more specifically, the first) scored by the Blancos tonight not only proved a full eight points lead in what could lead the club to the Spanish top flight aspects are significant.
It came alongside Karim Benzema’s opener, and he also saw the French icon inscribe his name in the storied Real Madrid history books.
The ‘Mercedes’ have now scored 300 goals in the colours of Los Merengues, as he confirmed after spotting the penalty at the top of the net.
In turn, the 34-year-old joined an exclusive club at the Bernabeu, becoming the fourth player to reach the 300 mark.
Others before him? Long-term partner of Alfredo di Stefano (308), Raul Gonzalez (323) and Cristiano Ronaldo (450).
RMA 1-0 VAL (HT) – Karim Benzema is the fourth player in Real Madrid’s history to score 300 goals in an official match (584 games), second only to Alfredo Dies Tifano (308 goals in 396 games), Raul (323 741) and Cristiano Ronaldo (438 450).
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