Karim Benzema respond to Robert Lewandowski’s brace against Real Valladolid, as the French striker makes the difference against Espanyol.
On Sunday, Barça and Espanyol both played at home on the same day and around the same time, which is unusual. Previously, it would have been hard to do so because it was thought that many locals would be interested in attending both Barça and Espanyol matches (as used to be the case with Madrid and Atlético).
This is not the case now, as the modern fan is loyal to just one team, and for many others, the event is being shown live on television.
Even though there were plenty of goals in both games, Madrid and Barça were able to earn all three points because to the strength of the “big two.”
The Polish striker is a remarkable center-forward that Xavi has at his disposal. The new player has quickly established himself as the club’s leader and speaks with maturity and authority.
There is an impression that the player is respected on all levels, including by the referees. Last night, the Pole was on target once more, scoring twice, both times with the help of the post.
With the addition of a great striker who is being well supported by reliable wingers and the midfield of the national team, Barcelona are in a strong position right now.
A happy-looking Joan Laporta, despite having a black eye, watched from the director’s box with Valladolid owner Ronaldo as his team defeated the newly promoted team by four goals to go up the league.
At Cornellà, the new Madrid debuted without Casemiro and with Tchouameni in place of the Brazilian. The young French player was on hand to provide a wonderful assist that Vinicius turned into the game’s first goal.
For 35 minutes, Ancelotti’s team had the upper hand, but they lapsed into complacency, which quickly led to the equalizer. After Ancelotti made the decision to look to the bench, Camavinga made a significant effect by unseating the Espanyol defense with his frightening runs. Espanyol had started the second half the better of the two teams.
After a slow start to the season, Benzema scored two goals late in the game to remind Lewandowski that he won’t be giving him an easy ride in the battle for the Pichichi (La Liga top scorer) trophy.